I love fish. But, it can get boring. I mean, it’s delicious roasted with a little olive oil, French Grey salt and fresh ground pepper but you know, after so much of that, it becomes ho hum. So, I am always on the lookout for something different, something new and not fattening. (Ok, so the mayo’s a little fattening.)
So the other day on the way home from work I was reading the dining section of The Times. They had an article about making your own masalas – Indian spice mixes. Sounded great but I didn’t happen to have any fresh curry leaves in the house. That, I’ll definitely have to go hunt for or order online. But then I read the shrimp recipe where they said you could also use Garam Masala and that I had, along with my flounder fillets. Success!
Then, I also remembered this dish my friend Margaret makes – I think it’s a Bittman recipe – of salmon with an avocado topping.
And then, I’ve been reading about coconut oil and how it’s supposedly so good for your brain. I’m for that!
Additionally, I had made the Sauerkraut Salad and had some leftover mayo from that recipe.
So here’s what I did. This was SO good – like a restaurant meal!!
FLOUNDER FILLETS WITH GARAM MASALA, AVOCADO AND MAYO – serves 2
2 tsp. coconut oil
2 flounder fillets
French Grey salt
Fresh ground pepper
1 avocado, cut into chunks
2 schmears of homemade mayo
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Slick a rimmed baking sheet with 1 tsp. coconut oil.
Wash and pat dry your fish fillets. Lay on the oiled baking sheet and rub 1/2 tsp. of oil on the top of each fillet. Salt and pepper to your taste, then sprinkle with Garam masala.
Roast in the preheated oven 10 – 12 minutes, until it flakes and is white in the thickest part.
Place on warm plates. Top with the avocado cubes and the smear of mayo as shown. Serve with LOVE and enjoy!!!
I served this with simple roasted asparagus topped with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a spoonful of leftover baked ziti. You can roast the asparagus at the same time as you’re roasting the fish and voila! This is an easy delicious 30 minute meal!!! (you don’t really need the ziti – I was just trying to clean out the fridge.)
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