I love Sunday night because I usually have time to cook but after an 8 hour study day today, the last thing I wanted to do was to cook a meal. I pulled out all my shortcuts tonight and put together a delicious, healthy meal in about a half hour. Here is how I did it…
My indoor grill saved the day again. It always does, especially when it is too cold to cook outdoors. It is possibly the best and most used tool in my kitchen.
I went to my local Meat and Seafood Market – The Daily Grind- and picked out a 3 oz. piece of salmon. Perfect size to have on a Sunday night after cheating all weekend. It already had a lime pepper seasoning on it (Rick from the Daily Grind seasons a lot of his cuts and they are delicious) and I added a marinate of soy sauce, ginger, orange juice and sesame oil and let it sit for 30 minutes.
I picked up a fresh pineapple earlier in the day at my local grocery store for $1.99. I cut a thick slice, sprayed “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” on both sides and cooked it on the grill along with a slice of sweet onion, which I had leftover from Friday night.
I threw a little of the leftover onion into a relish of chopped tomato and chilantro and set that aside in a small bowl (I have a ton of little prep bowls I just could not live without).
During the week, I boil a batch of potatoes (for me it’s just 2 large russets) and rice them (for any of you who do not know what riced potatoes are take a peek at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_ricer). I put them into a large Tupperware container and for the rest of the week, it is a very quick side. For instance, tonight, I grated a little smoked gouda on them along with some chives and heated in up in the microwave along with my tomato relish. This is a very fast side that you can easily change up.
This was a delicious, economical and healthy meal in a matter of minutes.
Let me know if you have any magnificent meals you can cook in minutes.
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