Okay so after dipping EVERYTHING in Gyoza and pairing everything with Kimchi, I am ready for a change.
I went to TJ’s as usual to pick up some fish. Well lets clarify, I bought the cheapest one and it tasted the cheapest, but still have two filets left and I refuse to throw out any food. I want to give it another shot because after folowwing the instructions on the package, it seemed overcooked.
I also needed a veggie with the meal so to round this one off I went to the farmers market at the corner of my street and decided to buy whatever looked fresh. I found a HUGE bunch of beets for $3. I decided it would be a great pairing with the colorless fish. The only other issue was that I bought beets with the stems and need to use those up. I steamed the beets separately from the leaves which I sauteed in a pan with some salt, pepper, red wine vinegar, and garlic. After reading more into beets, I do not understand why we do not eat the leaves more often as they carry even more nutrients than the beets themselves.
Plate thawed white fish covered in herbs ( I used sage), garlic, lemon, salt and pepper. Microwave 3 minutes and let sit 1 minute. I found mine was overcooked and would cook no more than 2 minutes.
Sautee beet leaves in pan with the same flavors until wilted about 12 minutes. Steam beets (they can be baked in foil but ti takes much longer) until soft 5-7 minutes in the microwave already diced.
I also used up the last of my Asian week leftovers by pairing this dish with some caramelized onions and rice noodles.