Monday, November 22, 2010

New Grouper Recipe and Blogging Break

Hey there Bloggies, it’s Monday Night!  How was your Monday this week?  Better knowing it’s a short/holiday week?  Mine has been busy, busy.  We just came back from Monday Night Football happy hour at our gym/club.

I am going to be taking a bit of a blogging break for the next couple of weeks.  I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with preparing for the holidays, while managing to keep up with an active 16 month old.  As you’ve probably noticed, my posts have become a little more infrequent, and to be honest, so has cooking anything of real note.  That said, we do continue to cook most nights, as it’s important to us to eat right, cook fresh ingredients that include some organic, and local, but it has NOT included much to write about.  It has mostly been grilling vegetables, fish, making some good salads, and some delicious wines…but all the same as what I’ve already posted.  Not to mention, that by the time I have a chunk of time that I am not watching over a busy toddler, I’m to exhausted to be creative.  Which in turn means that creating blog posts has really taken a back burner.

Please don’t give up on me!  While I’m taking a break from actual blog posting, I will be busy experimenting with gluten free cut out sugar cookies for Chistmas, exploring some new holiday meal traditions, and of course, still reading all your wonderful blogs!  Check back in a few weeks for a recap and some new energy at Mommy RD!

For now, I’ll leave you with a real ‘Quick and Easy’ fish recipe I made last night.  It was on the bag of the Kroeger Grouper I purchased.  As simple as it was, the few ingredients really created an explosion of flavor!

Tomato and Chili Grouper

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I served this over whole wheat couscous with kale and apples

This meal came together in less that 15 minutes and was one that I will certainly repeat again and again!

Recipe: (adapted from Kroeger’s Grouper Serving Suggestion)

  • 2  6 oz grouper fillets  (any white fish would work here)
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons, sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

In a medium pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Add fish and cook approximately 4 minutes per side.  Remove from pan and keep warm.  Add a bit more olive oil and sautee onion until translucent.  Add tomato and chili sauce and cook another couple of minutes until tomato softens.  Spoon over fish fillets.  Enjoy!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving friends!  I know I have a lot to be thankful for!

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  1. Yum. That looks savory and light at the same time.

  2. We'll miss you! We all need a break sometimes!!

  3. We will miss you!!! (Maybe once in a while you can just post a cute Ava picture :) )

  4. yummy recipe! I love grouper. enjoy your much needed break, your one busy momma!

  5. Love your fish recipes! I know how you feel, my posts have been very infrequent, but you'll still be right in my reader! :)

  6. That fish looks delicious!
    And good for you....sometimes we all need a break!

  7. I meant to comment on this a while ago--this looks mouth watering!I haven't had grouper in a very long time, and all of my turkey/meat eating has me longing for some fish. Ava is getting so big! Love her cute little sweater--she will LOVE the holidays :).

  8. The fish looks great!

    Enjoy your bloggcation and the holidays :)

  9. oh look at that little girl, she's so cute!!! She reminds me of my little Maria

    and...your recipe (even though it's always about the kids) sounds awesome. I love couscous.

  10. I totally understand! I'm so behind on blog reading! This time of year is nuts!!!! Enjoy your break!

  11. I know this sounds crazy but I have never made couscous and with the new year upon us I am going to try your grouper recipe. The only problem is I want to make the couscous recipe to go with it. I sounds wonderful. How did you prepare it?