Spring has sprung, and the daphne is out in its fragrant glory! So are continued resolutions to bring healthful but edible dishes to my two food challenges. One of my weapons is the amazing fish book, called Fast Fish by Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison, Oregon locals!
Fast Fish (Fast Books)
This book is a series of marinades for different sorts of fish, and it lives up to its name... it really is fast, and even better... the recipes are delicious. Here is my latest attempt... and half eaten by the kiddos.
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or basil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon (or lime) juice
1/4 cup apricot jam
3 tablespoons peanut, safflower or corn oil
1 to 3 tablespoons your favorite hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cod fillets
1) In a bowl, combine everything except the fish, and stir well. This marinade can be covered and refrigerated for up to 8 hours before using.
2) Marinate the fish for 5-15 minutes
3) Prepare a BBQ or oven to 450 degrees. Place the marinated fish with some of the marinade on foil, creating a "foil bowl", and closing it off so it is all sealed.
4) Place in BBQ or oven for 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes when prodded with a fork.