Tomorrow I will be flying off to Boston--yes Boston on St. Patrick's Day weekend! Now you may be thinking, how exciting, but what I am feeling is :/ I hate drunked crowds.And being someone from California and Texas- I am not used to the cold and do not even have "warm" clothes ...blah... Thankfully, we are flying back Saturday morning- hopefully avoiding the craziness and not staying long enough to freeze ;) My lab is going to Boston for the annual Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Although I am not my normally excited self about traveling, I am looking forward to doing some sightseeing and of course, cupcakery crawling! I have already warned my labmates about my obsession :)
I am going to this conference and next week Justin will be gone at another conference. He decided, that we needed a get together for Spring Break before our schedules get to crazy. I'm a bit a-social, and so I am glad he gave me that little "nudge" I needed, because I had a blast! Let me rewind a second. Since I would be gone for 3 nights, I wanted to make some dinners in advance for while I am gone for the hubby. Justin, suggested that we do a potluck dinner like we used to. I thought that was a great idea because I already planned on cooking dinners for the hubby so I just thought of making more, so that Justin and Luke could have some. And- they came to our place, because Ninja had a puppy party to attend. Yes you heard right, puppy party, to of his dog park fur-buddies were turning a year older! Of course we had to go! Ninja enjoyed a delicious pupcake!
My hope is to post while away at Boston- but I am not sure if we have "free" internet at the hotel or maybe the lobby. So, I may be out for the next three days or I may not be. We shall see! Until then, I wanted to share this recipe that my advisor passed along. Luke is a pescetarianism (vegetarian who eats fish)- and since my dishes usually include meat for the carnivore hubby and I- I thought making fish would be a good middle ground. I remembered by advisor talking about this easy-peasy fish recipe that she makes. So I e-mailed her to get a copy for tonight's dinner. Luke really enjoyed it! I have not done many fish recipes so I am glad to add another one. Remember- I used cod for this recipe but my advisor always uses salmon- feel free to use water floats your boat ;)
Preheat Oven to 350F degrees
Makes 4 fillets
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
3.5 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
3.5 tsbp. hot water
2 packets of Kikoman's Instant Miso Soup (comes with tofu chunks and nori)
4 (6 oz.) fish fillets (I used cod, but tilapia or salmon would be great substitutes)
In a small bowl whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, water and miso soup packets. Set aside. Coat baking dish with cooking spray and lay fish in baking dish (evenly distributing). Pour miso sauce over the fish fillets- spreading sauce over the fillets. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil- folding tight around edges (this will keep the fish moist). Bake for 15-20 minutes until fish is flaky. Yup- that easy! :) 5 minutes- prep, and the rest is baking!