So we’re all living from our freezers right now, right? Is that what’s happening at your house?
When I was in college and cooking only for myself, I started consistently buying those single serving frozen fish fillets in a bag. I no longer cook only for myself (I’ve actually been conned into meal prepping the vast majority of the time) but I still buy those fish fillets. Never have I been happier to have a bag of those stashed away. #quarantinelife
My boyfriend (N) is actually allergic to fish, but we have crazy separate work schedules, so I’ll occasionally make myself this meal whenever we can’t eat together/I’m bored of whatever I made earlier and need a change.
This isn’t so much a recipe as it is a guideline, and feel free to sub whatever you have on hand (salmon, chicken breast, tofu…). We generally have a pot of cooked rice in the fridge, but this would still be nice with pasta/couscous/bread/whatever.
Start out with a few frozen fish fillets, defrosted, and lay them on a paper towel. Cover with tajin (a Chile lime seasoning blend), garlic powder, and some fresh pepper.
Heat up a frying pan on medium, drizzle in some olive oil/fat of your choosing and place your fish fillets in. Season the other side.
Once things are getting toasty I like to throw in some frozen veggies so they have time to thaw and get a little crisped up by the time the fish is done. Flip the fish over, and fry until it’s white all the way through.
I like to serve this on a bed of rice or quinoa, whatever’s in the fridge at the time. I LOVE avocado sliced right on top and the whole thing drizzled with soy sauce. That’s it!
Time to grab a fork and dig in, before somebody with Sméagol eyes eats it for you.
What are your favorite easy meals?