Monday, June 11, 2012

Main Dish Monday

Happy Monday and the start for another week.  When choosing a recipe I go by inspiration, as for choosing a reboot recipe anything goes.  For today's reboot, it was simple while in the market with my said we have tilapia in the freezer.  Guess what recipe I have rebooted for you today.  Think I can get mom to make this for me tonight?  No not really, but I can always hope.

You know Monday's can be that kind of day to start your week, you wish your work day consisted of just sun and surf.  You could ride the waves, really have no care in the world, seriously?  Do you think you live in Hawaii?  Oh yeah right you guys do.

But your job really requires a bit more, clothes for starters, then there is the sweat, perseverance, and mental challenge.  
I think for the most part you come off the weekend relaxed after it being productive in it's own rights.  You've probably caught up on some sleep, even fired up the grill, and had some laughs with friends.  No need for this feeling to end just because weekend has. 

So maybe you and the boys get together after work.  You can still grill, but just as quickly throw something in the oven while you take a three minute Navy shower. Cause by the time you are done, pretty much so is your main course.  This is just another little way to help you spend your your down time.  Relax just as if it were the weekend at the beach, and you went out to catch the meal yourself. 

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

1/4 cup Parmesan
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp plain bread crumbs
 salt & pepper to taste 

  1. Salt and pepper both sides of tilapia combine in a bowl cheese, oil,breadcrumbs, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.  
  2. Place tilapia on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray, cover the top of tilapia with the cheese mixture and broil until it is golden brown approximately 5 minutes . 

Nothing goes with this like green beans this next recipe is so easy and since you can find the beans already in the produce section bagged easy!

Green Beans with Lemon
1 lb of green beans
1 Tbsp olive oil 
1 lemon zested and juiced
salt and pepper  to taste
  1. In a microwave safe serving dish place beans, add oil, half lemon juice and teaspoon of zest.  Add salt and pepper to taste and toss.  Cover the dish with plastic wrap with a small hole for steam, cook for about 5-6 minutes.
  2. Once cooked, remove from microwave, gently remove plastic toss again, if needed add additional lemon juice, garnish with the remainder of the zest.

If one of your friends happens to be a coroner don't be surprised if one of his more unique contributions is dressing for your salad.

Blood Orange Vinaigrette
1/2 cup blood orange juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

  1. Whisk together juice, shallots, mustard, sugar, and vinegar in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in olive oil in a steady stream until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Just a note you can always use regular orange juice as a substitute.  

As always if you make any of the recipes take a picture and share it with me either here or on Twitter @cherylhofmann or by email I will share them here with everyone.

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