Grilled Flounder, Glazed Carrots, Mushrooms and Figs YAWYE Healthy Recipe

Discussion in 'Fish' started by squirrel, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Howdy all!

    I'm really trying to eat healthier these days, but I refuse to sacrifice one of my favorite things to do: EATING. I love food, but I know I will not stick with any type of diet or eating habit if it's not tasty. That's why I am committed to cooking healthy, but delicious food like this next dish.

    What I have learned is you can make good food as long as you follow the whole "everything in moderation" mantra. I also allow myself a "cheat" day sometimes (Like the fried chicken and mashed taters I made the other day).

    I mixed some of my homemade garlic aoili with a good squeeze of lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh cayenne pepper, fresh Italian parsley, fresh thyme, ground black pepper and freshly grated parmesan cheese. I also added a pinch of a sea salt that was smoked with coconut and lime. I love these artisan salts, they add a nice smokey flavor. I'm kind of a smoked salt junkie.

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    I divided the aoli mixture over three flounder filets grilled over coals for about 5 minutes. As a side dish I made glazed carrots, portabella mushrooms and fresh figs. I added a couple of teaspoons of a brown sugar substitute (Ideal brand) and a high quality aged balsamic vinegar. Simple, but flavorful dish. Yummy.

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    This was my friends plate, I had only one of the filets and a smaller portion of the side dish. Very good and just the right portion for a Squirrel! Thanks for looking!
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice Job...I love Fish...And GREAT use of FIGS!...JJ
     
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Now this looks like the squirrel girl I remember. Your fish dish looks awesome and I know it's tastey to. Now I couldeat this dish myself since I have jump aboard the plumping boat myself with my own health problems. I hope you have your under control and can go on living the good life.
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That plate you put together looks really good. It should be on a magazine cover!
     
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Beautiful looking food.  Great presentation and great pics as usual!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's just totally Awesome, Super-Squirrel !!!!!  [​IMG]

    I'm glad to see you never lost a step!!!!

    Thanks for the views!!!

    Bear
     
  7. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have heard rumors about how awesome your cooking/smoking abilities are........ Looks like the rumors are true............ lovely dish..................[​IMG]

    Joe
     
  8. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OK I give, what's Yawye?
     
  9. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yawye = You Are What You Eat. Pops posted about eating healty and joining in on the "YAWYE" club. Just tryin' to do me part.
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  10. I have a nice Turkey fig tree that produces big.  I never know what to do with the fruit.  Thanks for the idea.  How'd it taste?
     
  11. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great.

    Have to check out that ideal brand brown sugar substitute.
     
  12. Wow, reasturant-quality presentation! Fantastic job! Question: does brown sugar interfere with the natural fish flavor? Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW that looks as good as I bet it tasted.
     
  14. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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