With a little help from Bon Apetit, I made the most amazing dinner last night. Seriously, this was so good! I have the kind of husband who doesn't get too excited too often. Actually that's not true he does it's just hard to tell even after ten years. Here's what I mean;
Me: "Honey, What did you think of the movie?"
Hubby: "It was OK"
Me: "How was your day"
Me: "What do you think of dinner?"
Hubby: "It's OK - I like it"
Me: "Whats wrong with it?"
Hubby: "nothing - I said I like it"
Me: "No, you said - it's OK, I like it"
Get my point - everything is OK (very annoying) Last night I actually heard this,
Hubby: "This is really a perfect meal"
So our perfect meal was this fabulous Orange Roughy with Indian Spiced Tomato Sauce served over Basmati Rice and Thick Sliced Tomatoes with Melted Mozzarella. I love that his perfect meal was actually a pretty healthy one. I will be making this wonderful sauce again and serving it over everything - chicken, fish, shrimp, rice etc. Enjoy!!
recipe adapted from Bon Apetit
What you need:
4 6-ounce orange roughy fillets (each about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick)
3 teaspoons garam masala
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
What you do:
Sprinkle fish on both sides with salt and pepper, then with 1 teaspoon garam masala, dividing equally. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add fish and cook until opaque in center, about 2 1/2 minutes per side. Transfer fish to platter (do not clean skillet).
Add tomatoes with juices, 2 tablespoons cilantro, and remaining 2 teaspoons garam masala to same skillet. Simmer over medium-low heat until slightly thickened, scraping up any browned bits, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon sauce over fish. Sprinkle with cilantro.
OK - I'm typing this a few hours after I initially wrote this post to let you all know that Hubby just called and cut me off mid sentence to say "Last night dinner was amazing - you did a great job that fish was cooked perfectly and it was all so good."
I don't know who that man on the phone was and what he did with my real husband but I think I'll keep him around for a while - I could really get use to these compliments.