Monday, October 24, 2011

Orange Roughy with Indian Spiced Tomato Sauce

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"
Hubby:  "OK"
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.


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  2. I think this sounds delish - will be trying it soon!

  3. That looks so yummy. I really need to learn some fish recipes. It's something I have never cooked before!

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  4. haha, my husband can be hard to read, too, so i can relate. :) anyways, we love indian food! this looks great!

  5. My brother is the SAME WAY and it drives me crazy! I'm pretty effusive about everythign he's so...apathetic. Maybe i need to serve him this meal. It certainly sounds delicious!

  6. Danielle - this sounds amazing! And it's such a pretty dish too. Cute story about your husband!

  7. Your recipe looks yummy! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY AT LADY BEHIND THE CURTAIN and share your tasty recipe with us?
    I hope to see you there!

  8. Danielle, I was lol, sounds like my "Honey Bunny" sometimes. I do agree with him on this one, this looks like a perfect meal, it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. This looks delicious! I am NOT the fish chef in my home.. I leave that up to the hubby.. I will have to give this recipe to him! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
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  10. This sounds amazing, and I love your husband story. It must be a guy thing because I was thinking "Hey, I have one of those too!"

    Thanks for linking up to Momtrends Friday Food!


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