Every year around Christmas my husband (yes my husband) cooks the Italian 7 Fishes and it is amazing! The reason for 7 is still under debate. Some say that the 7th day is for rest, others say that it represents the 7 sacraments. It is a special evening with lots of food, wine, family and love. This swordfish recipe originated from our last 7 fishes. I may look fancy but is SO EASY and one of my kids absolute favorites!
- SWORDFISH: Cut large piece of swordfish in half and place on parchment paper. Put a clove or two of garlic on top, drop of EV olive oil, salt/pepper, and squeeze some lemon juice on top. Twist paper to close and bake for 15 minutes at 350.
- ISRAELI COUS COUS: This is simply baby pasta circles. Cook 1/2 onion til soft in pot with drop of EVOO. Add shiitake mushrooms and cous cous and stir for a minute. Add 2 cups of boiling water (or chicken broth) and cover, cook for 10 minutes.
This is how I got my kids to like shiitake mushrooms. I started with small pieces until they developed the taste. Now they like them in everything!
- SPINACH: Drop some EVOO in large pan and cook some onions and shiitake mushrooms (optional) for a minute. For extra flavor add a splash of white wine and cook for another minute. Add bag of spinach, dash of salt/pepper and cook 3-4 mins. or until soft.