Oh my goodness, I couldn’t wait to tell you about one of the dinners I made from last week. This is exciting because I don’t cook…BUT I’m learning.
My friend Jedha has this awesome Paleo meal planning program and although I’m not living the Paleo lifestyle, there are some awesome healthy options that I will use. Like the Lemon Pepper Fish recipe!
Jedha has kindly said I could share this recipe on the blog. Thank you Jedha!
So please take a moment to check out what she has to offer. I’ll be doing a full review on her Paleo meal plan soon so be on the lookout for that.
Lemon Pepper Fish
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Jedha, Paleo Weight Loss Coach
- 2 pieces white fish
- 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
- 1/2 lemon – squeezed
- 6-8 thin lemon slices
- 1 x 5 cm piece lemon grass
- Butter or Olive oil
- Break off 2 large pieces of foil big enough to fully wrap fish
- Slice lemon grass lengthwise and place on top of foil, then top with fish pieces
- Sprinkle the cracked pepper on fish, pour over the lemon juice, and top with the lemon slices, distributing the ingredients evenly between to 2 pieces of fish
- Put on some big dollops of butter or drizzle with olive oil
- Wrap the fish up in parcels
- Place in a steamer and cook for 20 minutes
- Serve with salad or vegetables
Note: To make a super fast meal, chop up some vegetables and after 10 minutes throw them into the top of the steamer with the fish. Then you can sit down to some lemon fish with steamed vegetables. A super fast and easy meal.
Tip: You can leave the fish wrapped in the foil and eat it cold or heat it up for lunch.
We actually used Lemongrass gel from a tube that we can get at our local grocery store and instead of steaming we baked the fish. This is hands down THE BEST fish I have ever had. I couldn’t stop talking about it and we’ll be having it again this week if we have the right kind of fish. And yes, I had it as a leftover the next day and it was delicious cold.
The 2nd part of this meal were the Polenta Stuffed Mini Peppers from the Cooking with Trader Joe’s Skinny Dish cookbook (page 78). Jennifer, the author was kind enough to send over the link to the recipe online. You have to check out the book, it has some awesome recipes in it.
We changed around the recipe to use curry instead but we will be making the polenta mixture again using her recipe. Might try adding the mixture to mushrooms next time!
And there are more awesome recipes on her Cooking with Trader Joe’s website.
So this entire meal was a total win! I’m impressed that I was able to cook it. I really enjoyed the Polenta, have you ever cooked with it?
Tara Burner says
ohhhhh the mini peppers look yummy!
Oh yea they were! I can’t wait to make them again using the spices she had in her recipe.
Cooking white fish is so easy and delicious! I love how lemon can give it just the right pop of flavor.
I have to make the Polenta Peppers! Yum!!
I had no clue it was so easy and hubby is teaching me how to tell when it’s done. I always get nervous that the fish is not cooked lol Lemon and lemongrass was AMAZING!
MCM Mama says
Those peppers look so good! We’ve been eating a lot of stuffed peppers lately. I’ll have to try that recipe.
Hope you enjoy it!
Those peppers look so delicious….and cute! Great dinner!
Thanks! Hope you’ll try them sometime. I was surprised how much I liked polenta. Yum!
Natalie A says
Oh, Angie! Thank you so much for sharing these. They will SO be on the menu for next week. I would have never thought to stuff peppers with polenta -EVER!! So, I’m super excited to give these a try.
You’re welcome Natalie! You can pin them now, just added the buttons if you didn’t see them before. Let me know what you think and definitely try using Jen’s original recipe for the polenta over the curry that we did lol
Natalie A says
You rock, Angie! Just pinned them both. 🙂
Thank you! Appreciate the pins.
That looks delicious! I’m always looking for new and simple ways to prepare fish. Stuffed peppers look delicious too!
Thanks Christine! It was the best fish I have ever had. The lemongrass made it!
Healthiful Balance says
This does look like a yummy dinner!! 🙂