Was one of your New Year's resolutions to eat more healthfully and maybe even lose a few pounds? If so, I'm sure you've considered the idea of eating fish. We eat salmon often enough, but I usually make more chicken, pork, and lean beef than fish. However, now that the biggest meat-and-potatoes guy (literally AND figuratively) has moved out, we are opting for more fish.
Fish can be expensive for budgeting families, but I've found cod to be reasonably priced and I've usually bought it on sale for right around $6.99/pound. I highly recommend buying it as fresh as possible because the texture changes after it's been frozen.
I found the recipe for Orange Roughy (or cod, or sole, or flounder ... any nice white fish) in Scallion and Ginger Sauce in the South Beach Diet book and really enjoyed it ... dry sherry (or cognac, if you're out of sherry like I was!), soy sauce, sesame oil, chopped green onion, grated ginger, chopped garlic ... all mixed and poured over the fish. Ten to fifteen minutes in the oven gives me enough time to sauteed some fresh green beans or zucchini to go with it and toss some butter lettuce with vinaigrette. Et voila, dinner in less than 30 minutes.
The sherry and soy sauce caramelize just a bit lending a very nice flavor to the mild fish. Be careful to only cook the fish until it barely flakes so that it retains the very tender and flaky qualities that make it such a joy to eat.
Do you like fish? How often does it show up on your menu plan?
Bon Appétit! (PS--I think this sauce would even be great on salmon, but that just might be the Northwest in me talking?)