Ease of Preparation: Fish 5 stars
Quinoa 4 stars
Cost: Fish 4 stars
Quinoa 4 stars
This meal was mostly a success even though my oldest thought it was disgusting. The quinoa was a special request from my husband. I left the raw onions out, because, well, I don’t like them. I had trepidations about this dish. I had only had quinoa plain
before and was less than thrilled.
The fish involved flipping and coating, which was simple enough. I coated it with the mixture and put it under the broiler, but no browning. It stayed in for another two minutes and still no dice. The recipe clearly states “be careful not to over cook
the fish (sic).” I took it out while it was still white as snow.
I believe what happened was that I put too much of the mixture on the fish, so it was sliding around and couldn’t brown. It certainly tasted like it had too much mixture, which is why it got docked a star. The quinoa was delicious except I forgot to squirt
lemon on at the end. I know the recipe says that the lemon was optional, but it would have made the dish.
My husband and youngest son were thrilled with the results. I even liked the quinoa, which was a nice surprise. My 14 month old nearly cleaned his plate and was eating the quinoa by the handful. Of course, these are not my picky eaters. They will eat almost
everything. My oldest (7) made gagging sounds while eating his mandatory amount of fish and the quinoa got a sideways thumb Roman Emperor style.
I will make this dish again without adding too much mixture to the fish and splashing a little lemon on the quinoa. I selfishly consider this win number three.