Before I give you a recipe let’s talk about this awesome fruit.
They are sooooooo delicious and taste just like a kiwi. Except there is no peeling or cutting them, pop them straight into your mouth like a grape.
Unfortunetly they are hard to find. I just looked up where to find kiwi berries, and a number of other people had the same question! They are native in China, Korea, Japan and are common in fun places like New Zealand. They also seem to grow more frequently on the West Coast of America. If my blog could play music it would play the Pina Colada song.
I purchased them through my CSA and they are grown in Pennsylvania! If you see these guys, make sure you purchase a pack. Sooo worth it!!
Turbot filet was on sale this week at the supermarket, which made me excited, because I usually see it for $16/lb but it was on sale for $12/lb. Turbot is a flat fish and is related to the more known fish species in America of Sole.
Look how cute it is!
Anyway, I wanted to cook it on the lighter side because I had a party at my job that was catered Southern food. I could never be a Southern girl. Their food is tooo heavy! Ribs and Fried Chicken should not be eaten together.
I had some fried catfish and green beans and I felt sick
Anyway, I made a quick marinade of the fish which consisted of lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and dried basil.
I let it sit in the marinade for an hour.
In the meantime I had fingerling potatoes roasting in the oven at 400 degrees.
While the potatoes were roasting and the fish was marinading, I set out to make some greens.
Red Russian Kale!
I received this again from my CSA (like almost all my produce). Red Russian Kale is a bit sweeter than your regular curly leaf kale, and does not require as much cooking. As you can tell just by the picture the leaves are more tender. Nutritionally Red Russian Kale is just as wonderful as your more common curly leaf kale.
Look at all that Vitamin A! Vitamin A aka ‘Retinol’ is a fat soluble vitamin. So remember in order to absorb any of the nutrients you must eat it with some fat! Vitamin A is responsible for maintaing healthy skin, teeth and soft tissue. The reason why it is also known as retinol is because it products the pigments in the retina of the eye.
You may also have heard of beta carotene and carotenes. These are pre-cursors to Vitamin A and also serve as an antioxidant.
To prepare the kale I quickly sauteed it with some olive oil and fresh garlic for 2 minutes.
I put the fish in the broiler on low at right before I put up the Kale. I broiled it on both sides for 5 minutes. I also kept the potatoes in to make them a bit more crispy.
Remember fish does not need to be cooked long. Compared with meat, fish does not have any connective tissue which makes it cooks quickly.
Last post I indicated that the sweet potato pie was a success so here is the recipe!
Whole wheat sweet potato pie
First make this pie crust from the Tasty Kitchen. I used only whole wheat flour and it still came out delicious! For the milk I used soy milk which also worked out fine.
- 2 large sweet potatoes boiled and mashed (with skins)
- 1/2 cup of 2% plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
Prepare the crust like the website says. For the filling just mix everything together, then pour the filling into your pie crust and bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Matt I enjoyed this dessert for several days!