Sea Bass with Tomato Vinaigrette over Barley Rissoto
This recipe could not be any easier! If you are afraid to cook fish this would be a good recipe to start with. You can't get it wrong!
This recipe comes from www.myrecipes.com
Here is what you will need:
1 Piece of fish per person around 1 1/2 inches in thickness (this recipe is a serving for 4, I personally would use it more for a serving of 2, if you want to consider the tomatoes as a side as well.
1 cup of cherry tomatoes sliced in half. I used both yellow and red
2 green onions
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 of a fresh lemon
1 Tablespoon of sherry vinegar ( I didn't have this, so I used white wine vinegar and a splash of vermouth) The alcahol cooks out
1 tsp salt
Quinoa, couscous, or barley (whichever you prefer.)
Step 1: cook couscous or quinoa according to package. I just boiled mine in water and set it aside when it was done. (I have made this recipe with quinoa and with barley risotto) I will post the recipe for risotto at the end. Couscous only takes moments to cook and quinoa takes around 15 to 20 minutes to cook.
(1 RED, 1/2 GREEN, 1 YELLOW) if serving with quinoa or couscous. The sauce will mix in with the grain and flavor it, so I don't add anything to the grain for flavor.
How to make the Risotto:
Trader Joes has these wonderful little bags of 10 minute barley, farro, and bulgar wheat.
1 quart chicken stock
4 Tablespoons olive oil
1 diced onion
1 clove of garlic diced
(I left the mushrooms out becuase i didn't have any)
1/2 cup white wine
2 Tablespoons butter (I used half)
4 Tablespoons parmasean cheese shredded
1/4 cup parsley if you want it
This is something I would count as (1 YELLOW, 1 BLUE) I probably would not count the wine in it because the alcahol cooks out and that is where the fat and calories are going to come from with wine. There are not enough mushrooms or onions to count this as a veggie serving either.
**If anyone thinks this should count differently please comment on it and let me know. Sometimes I have to figure it out the best way I can and how I count it. I am sure sometimes I will be wrong**