Lovely fish for dinner last night. The b/f demanded a 'crunchy' exterior.
So I took the halibut I'd purchased, soaked it in skim milk for about 15 minutes (not too much, just a little) and then rolled it in a mixture of panko bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cumin and a dash of nutmeg.
The nutmeg is the trick.
The fish got coated with the crumb mixture, then I baked it for about 8 minutes, then popped the fillets in the broiler to crisp up.
The topping was a little dry, but I didn't mind because I squeezed a lot of lemon on my fish and it was fine. For the pickier b/f, I drizzled on some garlic-infused olive oil.
Matched with brussel sprouts and kidney beans and quinoa, b/c now the b/f won't eat anything without quinoa. Yummmmmy.
The balancing act yesterday was getting that workout in: sad to say, I didn't. Late at work, rainy horrible day, got home just in time to make dinner at a fairly decent hour.
Also got home so hungry that I ate some cheese and breadsticks before dinner.
Not an ideal situation.
To compensate, I cut my dinner portion down by about two-thirds. Instead of a whole piece of halibut, about 5 oz cooked, the b/f and I split one. And I had just a taste of the quinoa and beans, lots of brussels though.
There were a dicey few moments in the kitchen after -- I kept wanting more bites of fish. I had one big one, then sternly said "Enough. YOU ARE NOT HUNGRY ANYMORE."
It's true. I wasn't. So that stopped that -- and I ran out of the kitchen as fast as possible.
Got up early today for gym. Such a relief to get that done. Now, easy walk to work, and any extra movement I get today is just a bonus!
December 15th, 2018 Lesson Learned
14 hours ago