Saturday, February 20, 2010

What's for Dinner?

Here is what we had for dinner last night. It was FABULOUS! One of the best meals I have ever eaten. It does help to marry a man who is an excellent cook but if you are already married and your spouse doesn't cook at all (like me!), then this dish is worth learning to cook for. If you are not yet married, listen carefully: find a spouse who is a very good cook!!

I adapted the original recipe somewhat as we did not use the salmon or the red peppers it called for, mostly because I do not care for salmon:

Sauteed Seafood and Bell Pepper

From: 500 Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpenter

  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 Mahi Mahi fillets
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, deseeded and thickly cut
  • 8 ounces large fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 8 ounces sea scallops (we didn't add these)
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper or dried hot red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or parsley, finely chopped (we used parsley)

1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet -- do not crowd the ingredients -- over medium heat. Put the Mahi Mahi fillets in the skillet, skin side down. Scatter the yellow pepper slices around. Cook for about 6 minutes on a medium heat, turning once halfway through.

2. Add the shrimp, garlic, lemon juice, red pepper, salt and pepper. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes more, until the shrimp are opaque.

3. Move to serving dishes. Scatter the parsley over and serve.

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