January 11, 2011

Two Quick Dinners

While I had good intentions of starting a "clean" primal/paleo program on January 3rd, the best laid plans "gang aft agley" as Robert Burns might say.  So, my friend Kathy and I decided to start anew on Monday, January 10th, a week late.  But then again, it's never too late, is it?

I'll be keeping track of my meals (and occasional slips) on the Meals and Menus page.  I've upgraded the blog design a bit.  The recipe page is a bit of a mess, but my hopes are to eventually have an index of recipe links there which will make it a lot easier to navigate. The background is a picture I took on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, a magical primal place if ever there was one. I love it there and hope to return some day to that land of my ancestors, at least on one side of the family tree.

On my first night of primalness (that sounds a little fun, doesn't it?) I made a lamb coconut Thai-like soup.  The recipe is on the recipe page (1/3/11).  Tonight, I made broiled grouper with brussel sprouts and bacon, all on one cooking sheet in the oven.  Simple and easy to clean up.  Who doesn't love bacon?  No real recipe for this one, so here is the procedure:  Cut bacon into one inch pieces (my bacon is of the happy pig variety), spread pieces onto cookie sheet evenly. Wash and cut fresh brussel sprouts into quarters, spread over top of the bacon, leaving a little room for the fish.  I cut the grouper into large chunks, about 4x2x2 inches and placed them on the remaining area of the sheet.  Sprinkle the whole tray with salt and pepper and good olive oil.  Place in 375 degree oven until the bacon is crisp, the fish is moist and flaky, and the brussel sprouts are tender (amazingly, this all happened at the same time).  Try to keep your daughter and husband from snarfing all the bacon.  Enjoy!

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