I like posting pictures of my meals – and I always liked it! I love it when my food looks pretty, even when I am the only person at the table (which is most of the time). Also, I do not like to spend a lot of time cooking, and I do not like recipes with many ingredients. Whatever appears at my food photographs, is always fast and easy to make.
90% of my food pictures show some breakfast food because that’s my favorite meal of the day. And my friends were keeping asking me why I never post any pictures of my dinners. Well … because by dinner time I always forget that I planned to show all my meal of the day:).
During these past two weeks, there were no changes to how I eat at home. I would still arrange everything nicely on the plate because I enjoy it. It does not take much time, and really improves your mood! These pictures are all from one day last week. Full disclosure: coffee, chocolates, and other sweets not included :).
This is a recipe from my daughter Anna. When the folks from the Open Door Shelter where I volunteer asked to make fish next time I will come, I was not sure what I could make, which would be fast and simple. And yummy. And this recipe is the best in terms that you need to do almost nothing – the oven does the job. When I made it in ODS for the first time, it was gone before I turned around. I made it at home when Boris was here with the same effect. I brought two giant salmons to the shelter last Friday, and this way at least there were no people who got nothing. I had one more left at home, and I didn’t want to freeze it, so I baked it, and now I am going to give some to Mom, some to Igor and freeze the rest. Here is the recipe:
Preheat oven to 400F.
Place the fish skin down on the baking sheet (on the parchment paper or aluminum foil).
Put several drops of olive oil on top, sprinkle some salt and black pepper.
Cut one or two lemons and place the pieces on top of the fish, to give some lemon flavor and to prevent it from getting dry.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. Anna says – eight minutes, but it didn’t work for me.
I do not feel like writing a proper cooking post at the moment, and thereby, I am not creating this post in my cooking blog. But it is still a pretty picture and a nice meal:)
It was the first time for me to cook a swordfish. This recipe popped up during my web search with lots of comments that the timing is wrong. Which made me very nervous, and I was standing there with a stopwatch on, checking the fish for “flakiness.”
One of the sides is tomatillos with onions and tomatoes, all from the CSA delivery. The rest is self-explanatory:)