Fish is not one of my husband’s favorite dishes, but I’ve found a sauce that changes everything. I spoon Trader Joe’s Red Pepper Spread with Eggplant and Garlic on Dover Sole. I add a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and garlic and bake it in the oven at 350 until cooked through. The fish is so delicious we eat every bite.
Avoiding meat a day or more a week is beneficial to all of us, and some of us do this as a sacrifice on Fridays during Lent. If you aren’t a fish-fan, think of ways of hiding and dressing it up with a similar sauce as I used, and remember that there are so many other food alternatives.
Here are a few meatless meal ideas.
Any fish—baked, fried, or sautéed—served with a starch and vegetable
Casseroles-such as corn casserole; or broccoli, cheese, and pasta
Macaroni and Cheese
Pasta and vegetables
Rice and Beans
Salads—think beyond the traditional lettuce, tomato, onion such as kale, pistachio, and cranberry
Soups—fish chowder, vegetable, or bean
And don’t forget about all the flavorful ethnic dishes such as:
Indian vegetables such as chana masala
Linguine, with string beans, garlic, and oil
Vegetable fried rice
Vegetable stir fry over rice
If you have further suggestions, please chime it. We’d love to hear from you.
(Trader Joe’s Red Pepper Spread with Eggplant and Garlic. Ingredients: Peppers, Eggplant, Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Acetic Acid, Garlic, Hot Pepper.)
©2014, Mary K. Doyle