I have always been afraid to cook fish at home. When I was growing up, we never had fish – not even on Fridays when, as a Catholic, you couldn’t eat meat. My father abhorred fish. Apparently it was forced upon him as a child. In fact, even our cat was not allowed to eat a canned fish cat dinner. That’s how strong his aversion to fish was. So I never learned to cook fish. But I like fish even though I don’t think I ate until I was in college.
The first thing to get started was the butternut squash. I cut it in half and scored it. Then it’s sprayed with butter spray and seasoned with salt, pepper and nutmeg (microplane some from a nut) and baked in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes. This one looked especially good when I took it out of the oven. After that, I mashed it up and corrected the seasoning.
John took care of the fish. He seasoned it and dusted it with a little flour. The fish was cooked in a little oil, butter and spray. It’s hard to cook fish with no fat at all. Each side cooked for only a few minutes.
I also made some green beans. This time I only frenched a few of them since they were small enough to eat whole without being tough and fibrous.
Another easy dinner that was delicious and filling.