Hi friends and happy Wednesday!
OK – I officially have a new favorite, go-to meal! It is insanely simple, only takes a few ingredients, and can be whipped up – start to finish – in 20 minutes!
Plus, it’s perfectly healthy! Talk about that for a weeknight favorite!
Oh yeah, and did I mention it’s absolutely delicious too?
OK, OK — so what is it?!
Savory spinach and cauliflower rice with baked fish!
Now, before you scratch your head, or run the other way at the thought of “cauliflower rice” — let me assure you that it is absolutely BURSTING with flavor! And, as evidence: all of my family members loved it! Even the kiddos!
SO – let that just be a testament to it’s deliciousness!
And it’s grain and gluten free, paleo, keto, and Specific Carb Diet friendly with a Vegan option!
Here’s What You Need: (Serves 1)
One 1/2 lb filet cod, salmon, halibut, or other fish — OR vegan protein of choice
1 herb sprig: I used rosemary
1/2 avocado, sliced
1 head cauflower, riced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, small dice
3 baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup green beans (fresh or frozen)
2 Tbsp tamara (gluten free soy sauce) – or Coconut Aminos (SCD/keto option) – or regular soy sauce
1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
2 Tbsp EVOO
Salt and pepper
Large, nonstick frying pan
Good Chef’s Knife
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
On a tinfoil-lined baking sheet, place your fish filet. Drizzle it with 1 Tbsp EVOO, the juice of 1/2 a lemon, salt and pepper. Also, top it with an herb sprig, and a slice of lemon. Bake for 20 minutes, until it begins to flake.
While it’s baking, make your cauliflower rice. You can either buy store bought, or use the food processor, which is what I did. Take your head of cauliflower and break it into florets. Place the florets in the food processors, and pulse it until it breaks up into small pieces. (Don’t just let the processor run, or the rice will become too fine and as a result, watery.) There may be a couple larger pieces of cauliflower – that’s okay!
In a large, nonstick pan, heat 2-3 Tbsp EVOO. Add your onion and cauliflower, salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Let cook for about three minutes, then stir in your garlic. Stir that around, and let cook for another 3 minutes. Then, add in your mushrooms and green beans. Let cook for 3 more minutes, then add in your spinach and stir it until it wilts, about 2 minutes.
Finally, add your tamari (or soy sauce of choice) and toasted sesame oil. Stir to combine. Serve warm.
To plate: place a bed of the cauliflower rice on your plate. Top it with 1/2 of your avocado, and the fish filet.
OH MY GOSH – THIS IS AMAZING. Honestly, I can’t believe you can produce something this gourmet tasting and elegant looking in less time than it takes to make Kraft Macaroni and Cheese! I’m serious! It’s so quick to whip up, and only uses a couple ingredients!
Here’s the thing: once you have the tamari (or soy sauce of choice) and the toasted sesame oil in your pantry, a) your options are endless, and b) you always have an easy and fast dinner available!
I can’t even begin to describe how amazing this tastes! There’s this warm earthiness from the mushrooms and soy sauce/toasted sesame oil. It’s a very familiar flavor from your favorite Asian takeout restaurant, but with this fabulous nuttiness. There’s a really beautiful thing that happens with cauliflower when you brown it on the stove or oven…it truly takes on a nutty flavor…honestly like buttered toast!
And then, when you add to it the rich, luxurious and buttery avocado — it’s creaminess is the perfect compliment!
And the meaty and herby fish. When you combine all three it is the perfect bite!
It’s hard to believe how easy it is to make! Seems too good to be true!
And if fish isn’t your thing — it would also be great with chicken or even steak! Just don’t forget the avocado — it’s the best part!
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35 responses to “Gourmet Takeout in < 20 Minutes!”
Wow. This definitely looks gourmet and delicious. I will have to give it a try sometime. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much Colleen! Oh my gosh was it EVER delicious!! I hope you do! Happy New Year! 🎉 Hugs and love xox
Honestly? Loved your post most because your Mom’s plates are the same as mine —fiesta red!!!
Happy New Year!
Haha thank you! YES! oh my gosh fiesta red! They’re so great because THEY DONT BREAK OR CHIP!!! haha totally “family proof!” Haha thanks Amy, have a great night! Hugs and love xox
And Happy New Year! 🎉
still waiting- sigh
Hahah it’s being airlifted as we speak! Haha thanks friend! Happy New Year! 🎉
Yeeep, I’ll order one of those for takeaway please, Wishing you the very best 2021 has to offer you 🙂
Thank you Ian! Haha this was really such a treat! Happy New Year! 🎉 Hugs and love xox
A beautiful post thank you so much
Thank you! Happy New Year! 🎉
The presentation is beautiful and it sounds like such a delicious combination. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Thank you Robin! Oh my gosh it was!! And so easy too! Happy New Year! 🎉 Hugs and love xox
Thank you for sharing Caralyn, cannot wait to attempt in the kitchen! Happy New Year 🥳
Thank you Kamina!! Oh my gosh I hope you love it as much as I did!! It was so yummy! Happy New Year! 🎉 Hugs and love xox
It looked super yummy! I cannot wait to try it, hugs and love dear! Xox
Looks amazing, thanks for sharing and wishing you a happy new year.
Thank you so much! Happy New Year! 🎉
That looks amazing.
Thanks Amanda! It certainly was! Happy New Year! 🎉
My husband and I have discovered riced cauliflower. We sub it in for many different recipes. It is all you say it is. We will try your recipe also it sound yummy! I love Ezekiel 37 on of my favorites. These dry bone can live. Thanks Diane
Isn’t it just delicious?! Thank you so much Diane! I hope you enjoy! Yes! Happy New Year! 🎉
Positively divine food.
thank you! Hugs and love xox
Got my shopping list for the next time I head to the grocery store!! This looks fantastic and Anita and I both love fish.
yours and His,
haha oh nice! thanks CA! this is seriously such an easy and delicious way to enjoy fish! Happy New Year! 🎉 Hugs and love xox
I made this dish the other night for my wife and is was a delicious dinner. I changed it by doing shrimp. After making the veggie base, I fried the shrimp in rosemary olive oil and the meal became a one pan meal. As we ate we discussed using other greens in place of the spinach and also other proteins. The base vegetables were inspiring future meals. And there was enough for two lunches! Thank you.
Oh awesome!!! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed it!!! Oh nice! A one pan meal!! Sign me up! Haha I’m so happy it worked out so well! Thanks for the feedback! It’s such an encouragement to know that people are actually trying the recipes – and enjoying them! Haha have a wonderful Wednesday and happy cooking! Happy New Year! 🎉 Hugs and love xox
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