Sunday, May 25, 2008

Citrus Fish with Bell Pepper Couscous

***Brad and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary a few days ago on May 20th. I can't believe it's been 2 years already...I guess time flies when you're having fun!

We decided to have a nice dinner here at home instead of fighting the crowds at a restaurant. Sometimes that's just better anyway, you know? I found this recipe in a recent issue of Rachael Ray's magazine. It looked and sounded wonderful, so I decided to give it a try. Let me just tell you...this dish is packed with flavor! The fish is marinated in a mixture of lemon, lime, orange zest, and several other things. In the words of Rachael...YUM-O!***

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1/3 cup chopped flat leaf parsley (a generous handful)
Juice of 1 lemon, plus 2 teaspoons grated peel
Juice of 1 lime, plus 2 teaspoons grated peel
Segments of 1 orange, chopped, plus 2 teaspoons grated peel
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce (eyeball it)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
Salt and pepper
Four pieces mahi mahi, halibut or orange roughy (6-8-ounces each)... (I used orange roughy)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
4 scallions, chopped
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups couscous

In a shallow dish, combine 2 tablespoons EVOO, the parsley, lemon juice and peel, lime juice and peel, orange peel, hot sauce and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Add the fish and let marinate for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, pre-heat a grill or grill pan to medium. In a medium saucepan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon EVOO , 1 turn of the pan, over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and scallions, season with salt and pepper and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the couscous, cover and keep warm.

Grill the fish until cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side.

Fluff the couscous, then mix in the chopped orange. Serve with the fish.

Source: Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine - May 2008


Anonymous said...

YUMMY! This is SOOO my type of meal! It looks great!

Cate said...

The chicken looks so good! We're celebrating 10 years today. :)