Asking for more

24 Jun

I enjoy eating fish but I never buy it fresh because I don’t know how to fry/grill/spice it well enough for it to taste like I bought it. There is nothing like a mean piece of grilled salmon with baby potatoes and a green salad right? I can almost taste it… and before I forget, this is not a sponsored post, if it was, trust me I’d blab about the freebies I got to try.

Let me say that I am by no means a domestic goddess of any kind. I love Nigella Lawson basically because she’s a big girl who loves to eat rich food, oh  and she can cook. In my early months of marriage, I would try to impress my new husband as any wife would. I googled Jamie Oliver recipes and found a particularly interesting recipe called Chicken In Milk. It looked pretty simple, cook the chicken in milk with the veggies and lemon rind, the lemon would curdle the milk and create a sauce. You cannot believe how tender chicken was, talk about falling off the bone. Sad to say that’s not what my rural, coloured, can’t-do-anything-except-fry-beans-then husband was worried about. All he could see what that the chicken was in milk and not a curry!!! That began the journey into my culinary-shell, so to speak. It’s still a running joke in my household and the only time I ventured to try anything new with abandon was when Sam started eating solids. Back to the story.

I’ve had my fair share of “boxed fish” and the crumbed kind haven’t really tickled my (our my husband’s) culinary fancy but going against my better

judgement I decided to buy the I&J Flame Grills and I have not been sorry. On Wednesday evening, I knew I wanted to make a fish dish but had no idea what I was going to throw together. As I was reading the instructions, I noticed the recipe also looked quite simple. Well let me tell you that Sam enjoyed his “noodles” (and fish), Lester took some to work as lunch the next day and then ordered me to make that meal again for lunch on Sunday. Even I was blown away by how much my family enjoyed a simple meal that took about half an hour to put together. Yes, I said put together because there was very little to cook, or very little cooking to do, you know, my kind of cooking.
For other simple meal ideas for everyday cooking check out this I&J site, you’ll be amazed.

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