Eat– for Good Health

Knowing fish is good for us, we’re trying to eat more of it.  The biggest error I make with fish is over-cooking, which dries it out.  Who wants to eat fish-flavored rubber?  Overcooking happens when my CPA husband gets a phone call from a client at the office.  With tax season here already, I’m reminding myself to stop cooking it before that happens.  It’s always possible to zap something for 30 seconds in the microwave.  Parchment-baked Halibut with Orange is served with sauteed spinach and basil.

parchment-baked halibut with orange photo courtesy of Christopher Baker


Fold parchment over the fish with seasonings divided evenly.  Seal each packet by making overlapping folds along the edges.  Bake on two baking sheets at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.  Cut the packets open and serve.  Saute’ a package of frozen or fresh spinach in olive oil with fresh basil leaves.  Some people love basil so much they add 2 cups, but this depends on your taste.  Place salt and pepper on the table since some people don’t use it.


12 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Kathleen, I’ll bet this recipe keeps fish at its peek of flavor. I read all the time that eating fish provides an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    Rose Anne, we need to avoid fish that contains mercury. Fish that contain higher levels of mercury include shark (flake), ray, swordfish, barramundi, gemfish, orange roughy, ling and southern bluefin tuna.

  3. Pearl Alcaraz

    I’m definately going to try this. Oddly, my biggest craving is cheese– pizza and burritos with lots of cheese. Wierd, huh? Seems most of my friends go for cupcakes.

  4. Pearl Alcaraz

    Ha ha, Reba. Thanks for your encouragement. I know you work as a legs model who needs to be in command of your body, never at the mercy of little whims.

  5. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Pearl, it’s entirely possible to become addicted to cheese. It contains casein, a protein that breaks apart during digestion and releases a whole slew of opiates. These are feel good chemicals.

  6. Kathleen Rowland

    All dairy products contain some casein, but high fat cheese has the largest concentration. Casein even finds its way into soy cheese because manufacturers use it to up the protein content. If you see casein on the list of ingredients, run.

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