No way am I getting in my car today; I know we weren’t hit as hard as predicted but there’s still a lot of snow to shovel, and I’d rather cook. it’s a pantry staple kind of a day-all ingredients used will be from the freezer and pantry. I’ve frozen mahi-mahi fillets, and staples such as rice, beans, nuts and flour.
Like pairing wine with food, it’s fun to pair nuts with varieties of fish; certain fish fillets, in particular, lend themselves to a quick pan-fry with a nutty crust. Walnuts and pecans are wonderful with walleye and trout fillets, pistachios and macadamia great with mahi-mahi.
Today I can’t be so selective; I’ll just use the nuts roaming around in my pantry. I’ve a mixed bag purchased from Trader Joe’s that had alot of pistachios, cashews and macadamia nuts; perfect for mahi mahi.
A perfect snowed-in dish; wonderful served with seasoned brown rice tossed with a can of drained black beans.
Here’s another great snowed-in pasta dish: Spinach Pasta with Tuna and Capers. I wrote it during the February 2010 snow storm-sometimes the best dishes are born from your cupboard’s suggestions.
Be safe! Have fun! (Anyone up for snow cones?)