It’s been a whirlwind of holidays and entertaining since November and life is just starting to get back to normal. I absolutely love entertaining, but a quiet night at home is just what we needed. So that’s exactly what we did, just my husband, pup and I. Last night, I made a Broiled Tilapia with a mustard chive sauce, Roasted Green Beans with lemon and Parmesan, and Roasted Sweet Potatoes.
Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Parmesan
16 oz green beans, ended trimmed
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt/kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp lemon zest
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425°. Mix all ingredients except Parmesan in a large bowl. Spread green beans out on a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with cheese. Roast in oven for 15 minutes. Serves 4-6 depending on how much you like veggies.
Preheat oven to 425°. I was short on time so I par-baked the sweet potatoes in the Microwave. Get out some aggression and poke the potatoes all over with a fork. Then wrap each potato in a paper towel and microwave together for 6 minutes and flip at 3 minute mark. Let cool a little, then peel and cut into 1 in cubes. Spray a large glass pan with cooking spray and add potatoes. Sprinkle butter, sugar and salt over potatoes. Roast potatoes for 20-25 minutes until tender and caramelized. (I roasted the potatoes with the green beans.)
I love Giada De Laurentiis. I am addicted to her Food Network Show, Giada at Home. My husband surprised me for Christmas with an autographed copy of her new book Giada’s Feel Good Food. On her show she typically cooks decadent meals and I (like a lot of the world apparently) wondered what she ate to stay so fit, so she created this book with healthy recipes that she eats regularly.
Broiled Tilapia with Mustard Chive Sauce
-8 (2 oz) skinless sole fish fillets (or any mild white fish)
-1/2 tsp kosher salt
-1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
-2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
-1/2 cup plain low-fat (2%) Greek yogurt (I used nonfat)
-1/2 tsp light agave nectar or honey (I used honey)
-1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
-2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
-2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
-1/4 tsp kosher salt (I used sea salt)
-1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Preheat broiler. Spray a glass baking dish with cooking spray and place fish in a single layer. Season with salt pepper, drizzle with oil and place under broiler for 5-6 minutes until cooked through (mine took a few more minutes). Let cool slightly.
While fish is cooking, in a small bowl, mix yogurt, agave/honey and mustard until smooth. Whisk in lemon juice, chives, salt and pepper.
Plate fish and drizzle sauce over top.
I served the broiled Tilapia over rice along side the green beans and sweet potatoes. It was a delicious weeknight meal. I’ll definitely be making this fish recipe again. It was light and healthy, perfect for a night with just the two of us.