I am learning that taking a rest now and again is a good thing, although I usually only last about seven minutes before I am back up and going. I have never been one to sit. Today however, an uncomfortable eye infection coupled with a bee sting to the ear gave me reason to “enjoy” a wee rest. Not feeling like going to the store, I used what I had on hand and came up with a tasty dinner for two including dessert. Bon Appetit!
Flounder with Pesto, Garlic, and Lemon;
6 ounces frozen flounder, about 1/2 inch thick ( use most any fish that trips your trigger here)
2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup Costco Basil Pesto (or a bit more if you are a pesto lover like me)
- Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Place two fillets on a square of heavy foil.
- In a small bowl stir together lemon juice, pepper, and garlic; spoon over fish. Top with pesto. Bring together two opposite edges of foil and seal with a double fold. Fold remaining ends to completely seal, allowing space for steam to build. Place foil packets on a jellyroll pan (any pan with sides will do just incase the packets leak)
- Bake in a 400 degree F oven about 15 minutes. Open packets to allow steam to escape. Transfer fish to plates and serve.
I served this dish with a side of rice and peas. Very simple and yummy! For the dessert, I used the Galette recipe on this blog and substituted red and green apples for the fruit.