I was asked to do a food demonstration/nutrition seminar to show how easy it is to cook dinner from a well stocked pantry. The problem was I had virtually none of the ingredients in my pantry for the three recipes I was asked to prepare. Even though the recipes were easy to make, having a hard time tracking down all of the ingredients defeated the purpose of an easy to cook meal. In contrast, over the weekend my friend tossed me a bag of lentils and asked me to build a meal around them. I found some frozen fish and vegetables, half an onion, bacon and some chicken broth. That's all I needed to make us a scrumptious meal.
Mahi Mahi with Lentils and Bacon
- 1 cup lentils
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 pound mahi mahi
- 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 onion, diced
- In a medium sauce pan, add the lentils and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer partially covered for 40 minutes until lentils are tender.
- In a large fry pan, saute bacon and onions over medium heat until bacon is cooked and onions are soft.
- Add fish to bacon, onion mixture and cook until just done, about 5 minutes
- Serve fish on bed of lentils. Top with onions and bacon.
- Season with salt and pepper.
Take stock of your pantry and see what you can come up with!