Wednesday, May 19, 2010


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!


  1. Yay! Got to the gym. That's fantastic.

    That Halibut sonds tasty!

  2. Way to go! That Halibut sounds so good!

  3. Yay to getting to the gym early.

    The halibut sounds great...