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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

poached haddock with dill, lemon, and tomatoes (as the frazzle builds)

Oh, such a beautiful day here!  Light pitter patter of rain this morning, sunny and blue sky as I load the car for one of two dump runs, THEN maybe a walk.

Getting distracted while cleaning and packing, completely forgot lunch, so here I was twenty minutes ago, gobbling up this fresh haddock.  A half a pound, and methinks I should've bought more.  Not proud that I was standing up surveying the boxes and rooms while I was eating:)  I couldn't remember which child liked the rabbits (with bells on) so I'm packing one for each of them.

This is part of the "Minneapolis pile"  Ironically, that 2005 Real Simple is all about conquering the clutter.  I despair that will not happen for another month.  

Poached Haddock with dill, lemon, and tomatoes

1/2 pound piece of fresh haddock

Place the haddock in a small stainless steel skillet or saucepan, and add water to just about halfway up the fish.
Bring to a high simmer/low boil and cook for five minutes on one side, then gently flip the fish with a spatula and cook the other side another 5 minutes.  
Gently poke the fish with a fork, making sure it is completely cooked, then remove to a plate.

Toss out the water from cooking the fish, and quickly melt 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter, then pour over the fish.
juice from half a fresh lemon
kosher salt
fresh dill sprigs
a tablespoon of sliced scallions
2 handfuls tiny tomatoes, halved

And serve to your appreciative audience of one.  This makes one serving.

Happy, happy June!


La Table De Nana said...

You healthy eater!Good for you!

Love your stacks;)

katrina said...

Thanks, Nana! Got to keep my strength up! Oh, those stacks are everywhere! The living room has another "Minneapolis" pile, and in front of the fireplace, the 16 cartons of books for this weekends yard sale. In the kitchen, all my wrapped dishes, again, for Minneapolis. In the hallway, boxes for the swap shop at the dump, and in the back room is....the mess.

Linda said...

Hi Katrina...
That lunch looks scrumptious!
Even in the mayhem, you prepare a delightful lunch!
Nice looking stacks!
Linda :o)

Debra said...

Ah, you remind me of the restorative powers of taking the time to nourish one's self...

katrina said...

Thanks so much, Linda! I was surprised myself, that I wouldn't break down and eat junk food - which is what I've done in the past. Merci a bunch,glad you liked it!

katrina said...

Debra - oh, so true! After becoming much more aware of eating good food, always, in the last year, especially, isn't it great I craved fresh, New England fish? Soooo good!

Barb said...

When is the Big Move?

Moving is always stressful, but you can do it - we are all cheering you on!

Best wishes!

katrina said...

Thanks, Barb! Think moving day is the 23rd of June, but got to check in with the kids! I'm so excited!

Barb said...

I'm excited for you! Are the kids coming to help,you make the move?


katrina said...

Barb - yes! The littles will stay in Minneapolis with an aunt, and my daughter and Anni will fly in to pack up the truck. Lots and lots still to do!

Barb said...

I'm thinking about you and the big move. Tomorrow? I know you have to be crazy busy but I wanted to wish you all the best and happy safe travels to you and your family!

Barb said...

I'm thinking about you and the big move. Tomorrow? I know you have to be crazy busy but I wanted to wish you all the best and happy safe travels to you and your family!

katrina said...

Hey, Barb - I am here in Minneapolis! Mostly unpacking and playing with the grandchildren - at that frustrating place where I can't find anything:) Today doing a little exploring, as soon as I can find some clean clothes....

Barb said...

Oh I'm so happy to read that you've arrived in Minneapolis! Yeah!

Looking forward to reading more about your "explorations".