15 Minute Dinner

Even as a housewife, there are some nights that I prefer to cook quick, easy meals. Under 20-30 minutes is the goal on those nights. Luckily, in my search for low-calorie meals, I also stumbled on the easiest dinner idea I've had yet!

Check out your grocer's freezer section to find wild-caught fish. The variety is your choosing. We often prefer halibut or mahi-mahi but grouper, flounder, and salmon are also available here. Defrost the desired number of filers according the the package - usually thaw in a bowl of luke-warm water. Preheat your oven to the specified temperature for baking, generally 350F. When thawed, simply lay the fish on a foil-lined baking sheet, sprinkle with your choice of seasoning or drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Bake for around 8 minutes, or according to package directions. About 5 minutes before the fish is done, set halved rolls (or hoagie buns) on a wire baking rack or metal cooling rack and toast in oven. Serve over rice if desired. Alternately, you can serve the fish on a hamburger bun. This worked very well with blackened-seasoned halibut steaks.

I've done this several times in the last month because it tastes so much like going out but is so healthy that my fiance keeps requesting it! We mix up the fish, of course.

If you've never blackened fish in the oven, try this seasoning combination:
Paprika, onion granules, garlic granules, thyme, white pepper, black pepper, ground cayenne pepper, oregano, and salt. It's been a winner every time!

Enjoy your extra free-time! x

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