Eating healthy: grilled trout ala Marc

07/19/2012 at 1:12 pm | Posted in mangia!, weight loss | 6 Comments
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So, fish isn’t one of my favorite foods. But I’ve learned to love it. Especially because it’s so healthy. And because my husband happens to be a fisherman and he’d eat it every day if he could.

We’re lucky to get to eat fresh fish right off the boat during the summer. But we also hit up the local fish market when our stash runs dry.

We used to fry and slather it with tartar sauce. Now we grill it with different combinations of herbs, veggies, olive oil, butter and lemon juice. A little secret: it actually tastes better this way! And your stomach will thank you.

For the dish pictured above Marc packed trout fillets (that he caught last week) in foil with onion, red pepper, 1 tsp butter and some Mrs. Dash seasoning. When you close up the pouches, be sure to tent them so there’s room for the steam to do its thing. Then grill (or throw in the oven) for about 15 minutes. We also grilled the veggies in foil packs, after tossing them with some reduced fat Italian dressing. And the tomatoes are from our little garden!

I always have a glass of cold white wine on fish night. Perfection.



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  1. Reading this is making me hungry. You should be a food writer. 🙂

    • Aw, thanks! I guess it’s easy to see how much food rules my world. 🙂

  2. That does look really good. I’ll have to try it out soon. Will the kids eat it?

    • Sophie loves it! But Lily is grossed out by all the little “spots” on it (seasonings), so we bake her some fish sticks. We always get her to take one bite, though. Someday she’ll come around, right? 🙂

  3. I adore grilled fish – absolutely one of my faves! It’s so so easy too, which is funny because I think a lot of people are intimidated to cook fish, thinking it’s more difficult than it is.

    • You’re so right! I used to never buy it for that very reason. Now it’s become one of the easiest dinners we make. Quick and easy. Any recipes you care to share? I need to search your blog …

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