Happy New Year! I’m feeling so excited and hopeful about 2012 and I hope you are too.
This year I’m working on honoring myself more and blaming myself less. I’m familiar with the self help literature that talks about not being a victim and taking responsibility the life you’ve created and blah blah blah. The problem is, I have taken that advice to heart so deeply that I sometimes wind up beating the living hell out of myself about things that I had absolutely no control over.
2012 – It’s Not Me, It’s You
Are you like me? If so, I invite you to join me in this 2012 commitment. What do you say?
I mean, really, it’s a big world out there of infinite possibilities. Why twist ourselves into someone else’s mold, when we can instead look for something that fits us? If he makes you cry all the time, you should dump him rather than go nuts trying to make it work. If you hate early mornings and sweating buckets (and crazy bitches), you should come up with another fitness routine other than 5am Spin Class.
AND if you feel you don’t have time to cook healthy meals, you should make Miso Honey Glazed Fish!
(And you wondered how I’d get from there to a recipe!)
Miso Honey Glazed Fish, a dish we have been eating about once a week for months on end, takes your protests about time management and healthy cooking in its fishy fins and throws them right out the window.
It is just so easy to make. This dish takes EIGHT MINUTES to cook. Eight stinking minutes! Ten if you don’t put it together the night or morning before.
This salty-sweet, never-ever-fishy, melt-in-your-mouth dish is so good that if you were out at a fancy schmancy restaurant without prices on the menu and you ordered it and then the bill came and it turned out you were going to have to pay $75 for a slab of fish, you’d be annoyed but deep down you’d think, “That was kind of worth it.”
So please make this, and enjoy it! And let’s all look for its equivalent in terms of ease and deliciousness in all areas of our lives.
Miso Honey Glazed Fish
Adapted from Alton Brown
3/4 – 1 lb. fish of your choice
2 T Miso
2 T raw honey (I used Really Raw Honey)
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Stir miso and honey together to combine.
- Generously coat fish fillets on both sides with glaze.
- Marinade for as long as you can, up to 24 hours.
- Coat a nonstick pan with cooking spray or your favorite oil, and heat over a medium flame.
- Cook fish for four minutes per side, or until fully cooked.
Use whatever kind of fish floats your boat. We have done it with tilapia, basa, and halibut; and all have come out perfectly. If you don’t have time to marinade it in advance, it will still be delicious. If you do have time to let it marinade in your fridge all day, you will have the benefits of a more flavorful fish but the pains of possibly having to touch slimy nasty raw fish at 7am. You do what works for you.