Happy Valentine’s Day!
I love each and every one of you reading this. If you want a fabulous last-minute dinner idea that is drop-dead easy, I’ve got you covered.
How about we make everyone happy and start with the recipe, huh?
- 2-4 filets of fish – your choice, I’ve used cod and salmon with great results
- 6 – 8 potatoes – any kind works! Or all the kinds.
- ~1lb green beans – you can use fresh, frozen, or canned
- 1/4 c soy sauce
- 3/4 c chicken or veg stock
- 2-3 tbsp crushed/diced garlic or garlic powder to taste
- Optional: 2-3 tbsp honey or maple syrup if using salmon
- Optional: crushed red pepper or black pepper for spice
This recipe is very flexible! If you don’t like potatoes or green beans or just want some extra variety, add some carrots, onion, radishes, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, collard greens, or whatever suits your fancy.
This can easily be made vegetarian/vegan if you skip the fish and use tofu/tempeh or just a medley of veg instead. And you can adjust the cooking time, I have done 6 minutes (perfect) and 10 minutes (a little too much).
Step 1: Dice the potatoes into a medium size, add to the pot. I’ve used russet, sweet potatoes, redskin, and Yukon gold, and a combination of all of them, they all work well here.
Step 2: If using fresh green beans, cut the ends off, discard any black or rotting beans. If using canned or frozen just toss em in. Add to the pot on top of the potatoes.
Step 3: Add the fish filets on top of the green beans, if they have skin, skin side up. I had salmon filets that were 3-4 oz each.
Step 4: Mix the rest of the sauce ingredients, and pour over everything. Set your cooker to 6 minutes. Then go do something else while it comes up to pressure and cooks.
10 minutes later, enjoy!
This is a full meal in one pot, one dish to clean up! If you want a little more, you can serve it over rice, with crusty bread to sop up the juices, with a side salad, or over a bed of wilted spinach.
We had plenty for dinner for 2 with enough for 2 more containers of leftovers for lunch the next day.
Obviously this doesn’t have to be saved for a special occasion, you can have this any day of the week. In fact I encourage you to have it every day of the week! Just kidding. But I hope you like it, let me know if you try this in the comments!
If you want to adapt this for stove top:
- Cook the potatoes in a covered pan for 25-30 minutes first. Add veggie stock, water, or oil to keep from sticking/burning.
- Add the green beans and flavorings, cook another 10-15 minutes until beginning to soften.
- Add the fish, cover, and cook a final 7-10 minutes until fish is opaque and flakes apart with a fork.