Even the Seafood Hater Ate This One!


Ok, maybe he was just really hungry after having such a beautiful day which was not too hot to play outside. They both took full advantage and played with some neighborhood kids ALL DAY outside! Yeah!! One of the things that has always seemed wrong to me as a transplanted northerner is that kids never play outside all summer! They might get the notion but less than 10 minutes and they are back inside. The flip side of this is that, yes, you can go to the park and play for hours after school in January and February.

So here is the relatively quick meal I came up with after getting home from a meeting at 5:30 and having to sit down with the baby until almost 6 before even taking anything out of the fridge.

I started with one of those boxed Near East rice mixes. I chopped up some sun dried tomatoes and threw those in while it cooked.

Thaw some frozen spinach and squeeze the excess water out of it. Saute in some olive oil and add some chunks of feta cheese. Heat until the cheese mostly melts into the spinach.

I had some catfish and fresh basil that needed using so this is a variation of something I found on Epicurious.

4 catfish filtes
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cloves of garlic

Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Mix all the other ingredients and spoon over the fish. Broil the fish without turning until done.

Ta-da! Did it take 10 minutes to get it all done? No, but you know the story on that!

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