Mediterranean Poached Fish

A flavorful way to cook a fresh fish fillet while also serving up a one-pot dinner! This is a quick recipe and can be doubled to serve more than 2 people!

Mediterranean Poached Fish via Britt's Blurbs #recipe #dinner #cleaneats

Not only is this dish super pretty with the contrast of the bright tomatoes, the deep olive hues and the fresh fish fillet but it’s one of the moist flavorful fish I have ever cooked. You know those “ahha!” moments… this was one of them. I mean I’ve never thought of poaching fish before. Eggs, yes those are “poach-able”, fish… can you do that? Yes darling, yes you can. And I did and think I will continue to cook my fish this way for quite some time.

After being inspired from a dish by Real Simple, I thought I’d give poaching a go Monday night for dinner.

Adding olives was such a brilliant idea. The salty flavor of the olives combines so well with the bitter sweet of the lemon juice. I can rarely enjoy olives when I’m with B since he HATES them. I mean hate is a strong word but I can’t even stop and look at the olive bar in Whole Foods without losing him because he completely avoids the entire area. So when I get the chance I enjoy olives as often as I can. I swear between my love for olives, grape leaves and mozzarella you would think I was born right out of the Mediterranean. Ugh I wish. Don’t even tease me.

I don’t really follow a certain “diet”. I’m not paleo, not a vegetarian, not a vegan, not a pescatarian… I pretty much eat whatever I feel that my body needs. If I had to say a certain “eating style” I align with, I would have to say the Mediterranean Diet. The Mediterranean Diet includes the basics of healthy eating, plenty of  fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains, and limit unhealthy fats, while incorporating more heart-healthy foods such as olive oil, olives and a glass of red wine. Hey, what’s not to love about that?! The Mediterranean diet also uses fresh herbs and spices to replace salt when cooking and uses olive oil to replace cooking with butter. For the most part, I always choose these options when cooking. The diet recognizes the importance of being physically active and sharing meals with family and friends. I grew up with a lifestyle of always sitting down as a family to eat dinner so that’s something I cherish dearly now.

The Mediterranean “Diet” has been around FOREVER because no wonder.. it’s no silly gimick and not hard to “follow”. It’s about actually EATING and eating real food to nourish your body. It’s about bringing out the natural flavor of the dish using real ingredients.

Mediterranean Poached Fish

by Brittany @ Britt’s Blurbs

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 2 tbsp. EVOO
  • 1 chopped organic red bell pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 14.5 oz. can organic diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped olives
  • Juice of 1 fresh lemon
  • 2 white fish fillets (cod, tilapia, catfish, etc.)
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried lemon thyme

Instructions

Heat a tall-sided pan on the stove top at medium-high heat.

Add 2 tbsp. EVOO.

Add onion, garlic and red peppers.

Season with a touch of black pepper, sea salt and Italian seasoning.

Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add in canned tomatoes and chopped olives.

Cook for 1-2 minutes.

Season fish fillet with EVOO, black pepper, sea salt, dried oregano and dried thyme.

Lay fillet over the top of the tomato mixture.

Cover with lid and let it cook for 5-7 minutes or until fish is cooked through.

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I served this by scooping out the tomato/olive mixture and placing that on a plate then topping it with the fish fillet. Then I drizzled the leftover liquid over the fish for added flavor.

IMediterranean Poached Fish via Britt's Blurbs #recipe #dinner #cleaneats

Enjoy!!

{WIAW} A Healthy Routine

Happy Hump Day Ya’ll!

Hope your week has been going well! I’m working on lots of little side things for ‘the blurbs’ and am working on developing a short survey for you to take in regards to healthy eating… what makes it difficult for you? what would you like to learn more about? How do you meal plan? etc… keep those thoughts in mind and I’ll have the survey out shortly!

Today I’m sharing a glimpse at a typical week day of eats for myself. I’ve found this healthy routine for myself and enjoy eating very similar meals for breakfast, snacks and lunch and being creative in the evenings. It keeps eating simple and clean for me during the day when I have a million things going on but lets me de-stress and relax by cooking whatever I want in the evening.

Peas and Crayons

 

{Pre-Workout}

1/2 Banana w/ 1 tsp. almond butter

{Breakfast}

Breakfast | Britt's Blurbs

Overnight oats made with a delicious new-to-me yogurt find! My belly is loving real, grass-fed yogurt lately! Some yogurts I have trouble digesting and my stomach gets achy but I’ve noticed grass-fed yogurts and the Noosa yogurts settle fine on my stomach.

{Mid-Morning Snack}

Mid-Morning Snack | Britt's Blurbs

Hard boiled egg, blueberries & a handful of fiber cereal

{Lunch}

Lunch | Britt's Blurbs

I’m just loving this salad in a jar concept. Now I need to get creative with flavors instead of my usual quinoa bruschetta salad!
Plus 1/2 avocado on the side to scoop out by the forkful. Love it this way topped with a little black pepper & sea salt. And a juicy Georgia peach for dessert!

{Mid-Afternoon Snack}

No picture for this one because I couldn’t wait to chow it down! Sunday I made a batch of Oh She Glows Feel Good Hearty Granola Bars. I enjoyed one to fuel me through my afternoon workday!

{Dinner}

Dinner | Britt's Blurbs

Dinner was delicious! I love a simple yet nutritious meal at the end of a long day. I grilled an organic chicken thigh and served it over quinoa heated up with a bit of organic shredded cheese to make “cheesy quinoa”. Plus some steamed broccoli and a roasted sweet potato on the side!

After dinner I decided to dive into a new DIY project… this one’s actually something for ‘the blurbs’! I should really start a TV show called “Name That Project”!

DIY Project

Have a great Wednesday! XOXO

What are some of your favorite meals in your healthy eating routine throughout the week?