This is what I prepared this morning for our packed lunch. I’ve been buying my lunch for a couple of weeks now and this week, our used to be lunch place is closed. I was trying to have a fish diet for lunch (because there’s no way we’ll probably have this kind of diet at home right now) and the choices I have left are not quite in line with this diet. So last night, I decided that I’ll wake up earlier than usual to prepare this dish personally. (You know we have a super helper and it’s so easy to just tell her what to do but I just feel like cooking)
- 2pcs Cream Dory Fillet
- 1/3 butter
- 1 clove garlic
- Make sure that your Cream Dory is not frozen.
The one we bought from the grocery is super frozen that’s why I had to remove it from the freezer last night.
- Cut the fillet into two.
I did this because I think it is easier to cook it that way.
- Marinate the fillet in salt and pepper.
I cannot tell you exactly how much pepper and salt to put. The first time I did this, I forgot this step. I ended up having a fish with semi-bland taste since there’s butter. This time around, I put too much salt. Probably on the third time, I’ll just have it right.
- Finely chop the garlic.
- Heat your frying pan in low-medium heat.
This will help in melting your butter fast but prevents your garlic from being cooked too soon. I over-cooked the garlic this time before I placed the fish so by the time I put in the second batch, my garlic are already toasted. During my first try, the garlic are just golden brown, not like the one above. They tasted really good! This one tastes bitter.
- Put in your butter and just before everything is melted, put the garlic.
- When your garlic is semi-cooked, put the fish.
When the fish no longer sticks to the pan, you can already flip it to cook the other side. You should notice that the first side you cooked is already light brown in color. Do this for all the fish.
- Serve hot.