Tuesday, June 7, 2011

10-Minute Dinner For Two.

A healthy trifecta.

My girlfriend and I work a lot. And by the time dinner rolls around, we're in need of something quick (usually because we're starving and don't feel like expending too much energy or time to prepare supper). So we've developed a few meals that quickly satisfy our grumpy, growling tummies--this is one of them.

Dover sole, with spicy asparagus and cous-cous:

-1 lb. dover sole (or similar light fish)
-1 bunch of Asparagus
-3/4 Cup Cous-Cous
-1 Cup Chicken Stock (or water)
-1 Tbsp. Butter
-Cayenne Pepper (a pinch)
-Olive Oil
-Salt and Pepper (to your taste preference)

The key to any quick meal, is getting everything ready--before you start cooking. So get your buddy, boyfriend or girlfriend in the kitchen and start prepping!

First, preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with foil. To prep asparagus, cut about 1 inch from the bottom of each spear. Arrange fish and approx. 10-20 spears of asparagus on baking sheet (depending on how much you want)*. Drizzle both with olive oil. Add salt and pepper. To the asparagus, add a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional). Put sheet in oven and cook for approx. 10-12 minutes.

Bring 1 cup chicken stock (or water) to a boil (in a small saucepan). Add 3/4 cup cous-cous, 1 tbsp. butter, salt and pepper. Turn off heat. Stir mixture a bit, and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Let the cous-cous sit on the burner (with lid on) for about 5 or 6 minutes. Add a bit of olive oil and fluff with a fork. Put everything on plates, sit down and realize how awesome of a chef you are! Oh, and eat!

*If you have a toaster oven, you can cook the asparagus separately, using the same foil/baking sheet method. Also, you may have a bit of asparagus left over--use it for another, delicious meal!

1 comment:

  1. This looks a lot like our weekday dinners! Simple & delicious is definitely the way to go :)