I’ve been MIA from blogging for a while. The birth of my daughter in January followed by an across-the-world relocation left me with a ton to be grateful for, and also a sense of complete overwhelm.
As I continue to discover my new ‘normal’, I realise how challenging it can be to get dinner on the table with a crying baby in the background and a hungry and impatient 4 year old asking for marshmallows because ‘mummy, i’m hungry and it’s taking too long”! <insert appropriate emoji of choice>. Whatever configuration challenges your dinner prep, whether kids are involved or not, I know you feel me. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.
While boxed mac ‘n cheese starts to look really tempting in these situations, what one really needs are a few quick, uncomplicated recipes that are delicious and nourishing.
Hence, it seemed appropriate that I resume blogging with this recipe for a fabulous fish dish that’s suuuuuuuuper simple and healthy to boot. It incorporates the healing spice, turmeric, because you know, why not?! I hope your family loves it. And I REALLY hope it allows for simpler, happier evenings.
With Love & Spice,
Your Chief Spice Mama
Toddlers, Kids, Adults
4 fish filets of a mild white variety like sole, flounder or grouper
salt and pepper
2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp sweet paprika powder
1/2 cup flour for dredging
8 sprigs thyme, leaves removed, plus a couple extra sprigs for garnish
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 lemon, quartered
Sprinkle the fish on both sides with salt, pepper and 1/2 tsp of the turmeric powder.
In a flat plate or bowl, mix the flour with a bit more salt and pepper, 1 tsp turmeric and paprika powders and thyme leaves.
Dredge the fish filets in the flour, dusting off the excess. Set aside.
In a wide saucepan, heat the oil and better over medium high until the butter melts. Add the remaining 1/2 tsp turmeric and allow the spice to bloom for 10 seconds. Pan fry the fish, about 3 minutes on each side, or until the ends of the filets curl up. Drain on a paper towel and serve with a drizzle of lemon juice and thyme sprigs as garnish along with your favourite sides (we love roast potatoes and asparagus but really, the options are endless).