Saturday, June 19, 2010
Over the last month, I've become very fond of quick cooking. And if it's something speedy that can also come together in one pan, I like it even more. Minimal cook time and minimal clean up make for a happy, hungry dog.
Sometimes things that you'd think would be speedy can take awhile. Like a salad. The way I make salads, it always takes at least half an hour. You know, washing and drying the lettuce, peeling vegetables, toasting croutons, boiling an egg...it's simple but when all is said and done, my lovely salad usually leaves behind a pile of dishes.
So the other night, when we were a bit wrecked from a long day, too tired to even stumble down the hill for a burger, I decided the mahi mahi I had on hand was the perfect thing. I gathered some vegetables: green beans, carrots (which I skipped peeling), a few green onions. While I melted butter and olive oil in a big saute pan, I roughly chopped the vegetables and threw them in all at once. When they were 5 or 6 minutes from being done, I pushed everything to the edge of the pan and placed the mahi mahi fillets carefully in the center. One flip and they were done.
Dinner in 10 minutes. Well, more than that: a good dinner in 10 minutes. Not too shabby.