We helped Julie move to her new place today. From Westview to Townsite. She's half way to Cranberry! To celebrate I invited her for dinner saying it's fresh fish day at Mitchell's. She accepted, so knowing I had to cook for three and I'm already tired I wanted it simple. But Fern wanted a salad.
The rice had salt and olive oil to cook. When it was done I stirred in juice from half a lemon. The corn on the cob was absolutely the best corn I've ever tasted. All I did was add 1/4 cup milk to the pot it was boiling in which was nice but didn't produce this heavenly flavour. It's over $1/ear at Mitchell's and it's worth it. I served it with butter, forgot the salt but the milk/water had just enough.
The snapper was fairly fresh, I pulled the bones out, salted and sprinkled with Cajun spice mix and put it in a hot frying pan. I use the Cajun spice in the bulk bin at Save On. (I also use their bulk Taco seasoning.) I watch the side of the fish turn opaque white from the bottom up as it cooks. When it gets to the middle, turn it over. I drizzled more lemon juice over the fish on the rice so fish juice flavoured the rice. Now I wish I'd done a more decorative lemon slice because we didn't really need a wedge. It was delicious.
I foraged in the garden for Fern's Salad. I found spinach two feet tall! and baby romaine lettuce. Cherry tomatoes. There was fresh basil and Julie arrived with fresh arugula which went right in too. I also sliced up a stick of celery because Fern loves it.
1 tbsp olive/canola oil
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp mustard powder
Whisk, toss and serve.
It was a pretty good meal for a tired old queen.