Second week of using Cook Smarts menu/meal plan service. This is my second week of free meal plans, you just create an account and they are available to you! Yay!
Again, I’m really impressed with how smoothly the process is handled:
1)choosing the recipes,
2)creating a grocery list and
3)preparing the meals
I clicked a few buttons over the weekend, looked through my cupboards and I was quickly off to the shops! Ahhh my soul sighed.
This might have been my first meal using kale and making kale chips, but I’m not sure. I wouldn’t say I royally ruined these, I mean, they were edible, but they lacked the ‘wow’ factor of other favored dishes.
Also, not to be redundant, but I LOVE presenting a meal at the dinner table! I actually missed making a meal over the weekend. We prepared some fabulous dishes and ate fantastic food, but there’s something newly satisfying about bringing a meal to the table. (This may fade after the new wears off!)
This meal felt a bit involved for some reason, maybe it was because our oven is persnickety and I could only do one tray of kale chips at a time, so it took longer than it should have. Additionally, I chose to make my fish bites pretty small so this increased the number of rounds in my smaller pan.
The homemade tartar sauce was great. I wasn’t a fan of how often the recipe wanted me to add salt, so I reduced that.
All in all though, I’m very pleased with how this meal turned out!
I’ve decided that for next week’s menu, I’ll be signing up for a subscription! Yes! I’m so excited!
The whole recipe is available if you create an account, as they’ve requested I’m only listing out the ingredients here on my post.
4 servings Metric
Tilapia – 4 fillets (Or use other white fish like cod. If you don’t eat seafood, try this with chicken thighs.)
Iceberg lettuce – 1/4 head, sliced
Flour – 1/2 cup
Egg – 1
Panko breadcrumbs – 3/4 cup
Cajun spice – 1 tsp
Cooking oil – 1 Tbsp + 3 Tbsp
Homemade tartar sauce – 1/2 cup (Ingredients listed separately)
Burger buns – 4 (If you can find kaiser rolls, those would be great!)
Kale – 1 bunch, leaves torn off of stems (Buy dino or lacinato kale if you have a choice. If you want to make a lot of kale chips, buy more than 1 bunch!)
Olive oil – 2 Tbsp
Mayonnaise – 1/2 cup (Substitute with Greek yogurt if you prefer. You may need to thin it out with some milk unless you like it thick and creamy!)
Capers – 2 Tbsp, chopped
Lemon juice – 1 Tbsp