Wednesday, April 06, 2011

[American/Middle Eastern]

Time to Cook: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 2

*Cod - 2 fillets
*Couscous - 1 box
*Olive Oil - 2 tbsp.
*Green Pepper - 1 quarter, chopped
*White Onion - 1 quarter, chopped
*Ground Black Pepper - a pinch
*Paprika, Seasoning Salt, Cinnamon, Garlic Powder, Ginger Powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and start to cook couscous following package instructions.

Saute green pepper and onion in pan (you can also add cut-up tomatoes if you'd like).

After couscous is fully cooked, fluff and spread over the base of a large Pyrex-glass container (or oven-safe equivalent). Place the two fillets next to each other over the bed of couscous.

Sprinkle light seasonings over the fillets on the top side only and when the vegetables look ready arrange them on top of the fillets as well.

Bake 10-15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the fish reaches 145 F.

To serve, use a flat spatula to take the fillet as well as a section of couscous under it as well to put on a plate.

Preferred With What?:
Drink: IBC Black Cherry
Music: In the Waiting Line by Zero 7

Elbow Pasta

"Simple Elbows with Class"

Time to Cook: 10-15 minutes
Serves: 2-4

*Elbow Macaroni - About half a box
*Zucchini - 1 quarter, sliced
*Vegetable Oil - 2 tbsp.
*Green Pepper - 1 half, chopped
*Onion - 1 half, chopped
*Ground Black Pepper - a pinch
*Pasta Sauce - 12-24oz
*Mozzarella Cheese - 10 thin slices

Bring pot of water to boil and cook elbow macaroni.

Meanwhile, add 2 tablespoons of oil to a 12 inch pan and then add onion, pepper and zucchini and sauté at medium heat.

When elbow macaroni is cooked, strain and set aside.

As vegetables begin to sauté add pasta sauce and lower heat to simmer.

As the sauce begins to bubble stir in elbow macaroni.

Make the elbows, sauce and vegetables flat and even as possible and add slices of cheese over the top and cover for 5 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.

Before serving stir cheese slices into the mix.

Preferred With What?:
Drink: IBC Root Beer
Music: This time by DJ Shadow