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Morocco for the night :)

Quick post before Gossip Girl!!!  Me and Rob have a date since The Man won’t watch it with me (he hates it hahaha) 😉

wine

After gettin’ home late from work & taking Lucy Dog on a walk, got started on tonight’s menu which included

  • Moroccan fish w/ tomatoes & olives
  • Couscous w/ pine nuts, feta & roasted peppers

I found the Moroccan fish recipe in a hand-me-down issue of Woman’s Day (thanks ma!) that I was perusing on the way back from VTech this weekend…. the flavor combo really intrigued me (cinnamon again!) even though I have always been hesitant on using frozen fish :/  Well, here goes nothing!

recipe

Here were the players

sauceingred

Saute the chopped onion in EVOO (medium heat) for a few minutes, add the chopped garlic, cinnamon and cumin and cook another minute or so til fragrant

onions

Then add the can of tomatoes and about half a can of olives, sliced in half

saucecookin

 Get the defrosted fish ready for baking by drizzling with 2 tsp EVOO, sea salt and pepper.  Bake at 425F for about 11 minutes, til done.

fish

 

Onto the couscous, here’s team 2!! (I am such a nerd haha)

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Prepare the cous cous according to the directions (which btw peeps, is so freakin’ super easy, boil some water and spice packet then take off heat and add the cous cous and let sit covered for 5 minutes – I mean seriously, easier than heating a slice of pizza fo’ realz!)  Stir in some chopped roasted peppers and crumbled feta yummm 🙂

Here was the final product

fishdone

 couscousdone

My plate!
plated

 

So how was it you ask?!?!?  Easy, fast, delicious, yummy, healthy, do I need to go on?? 😉  The first words out of The Man’s mouth were “Oh God this is good”  Here’s the breakdown

  1. fish w/ the moroccan inspired ‘sauce’ was incredibly delicious… the spices were insanely good w/ the tomato/olive combo and it was a cinch to make… plus I am no longer scared of frozen fish 🙂
  2. couscous was fabulous, I had made us the plain kind before and it was kinda blah but this pine nut flava w/ the addition of the feta and roasted garlic peppers was awesome!

Overall this meal was done in under 30 minutes and tasted fabulous — WIN! 🙂 🙂

One last quick thing and in the spirit of surprise guest appearances (ala Fitnessista & FoodieintheCity style!) – although not the woman herself, but her delish looking recipe instead – check out what my mom made for din last night over at her house!  Holy yum does this look good 🙂

This lady knows where it's at

This lady knows where it's at

How good does that look?  Yea, go Mom!!

Here’s what she had to say about Mrs.Paula Deen’s recipe:  “This recipe could be tweaked a lot…I used low fat sour cream (you could use some sort of broth if you didn’t like sour cream) and low fat cheddar.  When I make it again I probably will add red pepper flakes.”  Check the recipe out here if ya wanna!

Alright bloggies, 10 minute countdown to Gossip Girl and some cookies n’cream ice cream is callin’ my name!! I love being 15 again 🙂  Night blog friends!

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