Quick dinner for a busy school night
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Vermicelli makes this fish dish a winner with kids Food
As the school year revs up, our schedules do, too. All those after-school practices, play dates and study sessions tend to eat into dinner preparation time.
That’s why I thought you could use these four quickmeal recipes.
They each take less than half an hour to prep from start to finish and are full of fun, exciting flavours inspired by some of my favourite cuisines.
The whole family will be clamouring for more and, best of all, you’ll still have time to wind down after your day.
Seared Fish with Vegetable Vermicelli
Vermicelli makes this fish dish a winner for kids, while cil- antro, rice vinegar, mirin and sambal oelek give it complexity your palate will appreciate. There’s nothing I love better than a one-pot dish — not only do the flavours of all the ingredients merge into something magical, but the cleanup is even quicker than the prep time! Ingredients • 1 large red onion, cut into thin strips • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil • 4 oz (115 g) rice vermicelli • 1 carrot, peeled and grated • 1/2 English cucumber, grated • 1/3 cup (15 g) cilantro, chopped • 2 tbsp (30 mL) mirin • 2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce • 2 tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar • 1 tsp (5 mL) sambal oelek, or more to taste • 1-1/2 lb (675 g) white fish, with or without the skin, cut into 4 pieces • 1-1/2 cups (210 g) cherry tomatoes, halved • 1 diced avocado, lightly drizzled with lemon juice (optional) Directions 1. In non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, brown onion in 1 tbsp (15 mL) of oil. Transfer to a large bowl. 2. In a large pot of boiling water, add vermicelli. Remove from heat and let rest for 3 minutes or until tender. Rinse under cold running water and drain. Snip vermicelli with scissors to shorten. 3. Add noodles, carrot, cucumber, cilantro, mirin, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sambal oelek to onions. Toss to coat. 4. In the same skillet over high heat, brown the fish in remaining oil until desired doneness. Season with salt and pepper. 5. Place noodles and vegetables on serving plates. Garnish with tomatoes and avocado. Top with seared fish.
This vermicelli dish take less than half an hour to prep from start to finish.