Friday, September 27, 2013

Another Low-Calorie Fish Recipe from the Critical Mom

So you're starving, it's Friday night, and normally you let yourself go and have wine, a cheese course after a sumptuous dinner, and then a hunk of chocolate or two after the cheese course.  And more wine.  Here's one method of avoiding all that, but feeling fairly full:

Set your oven to broil.

Slice up a bunch of miniature tomatoes.  Enough to comfortably support two or three six-ounce pieces of salmon filet.

Line the baking dish with the halves of tomatoes.  Rinse your two or three slices of salmon filet and lay them gently across the tomatoes, so that the latter support the fish.

Sprinkle the fish with The Herbs of Your Choice.  I used the MultiCulti blend from Oil&Vinegar containing rosemary, basil, a few other green things, and sea salt:
Plus garlic powder.   But Lemon Pepper and plain ole garlic salt would do just fine.  Squeeze half a lemon over the fish.  

Cut up a red bell pepper into thin strips and lay them over the fish.

Set aside. 

In your steamer, put freshly washed broccoli or string beans.

 Put the fish in the oven and turn the heat on under the steamer.  In about fifteen minutes you can eat.  One glass of wine is okay.

Of course I went off the diet completely after the fish course, gobbling a few hunks of cheese, a few Zwieback, another glass of red wine, and one-and-a-half milk chocolate bars.  But I just had a two-hour tapdance rehearsal so it's okay.

So long as I don't actually gain weight by tomorrow.


  1. This sounds delicious!

  2. It was!!! Try it. Wish I hadn't chased the diet part of the meal with the cheese and chocolate, but at least I didn't gain weight.
    Losing it is unbelievably difficult.