I had to go at it alone the other day….It was Sunday and Rus went to his friend’s house to record a few songs for the 80s cover album he’s been working on. Since he was gone, that meant I had to make dinner on my own.
I remember back when I lived back in NYC not too long ago, how dreadful it was for me to have to cook for myself. Cooking for one is usually a task, most often times resulting in making too much food that you either put in a Tupperware and totally forget about or just throw away.
Luckily, since then…I’ve come to discover two things: Costco and vacuum air sucker food savers. Buying bulk obviously save money and I usually like to buy my meats and fish in bulk, take them home and vacuum seal them. I did this with some tilapia which came in an odd number….so there was one filet for a lonely night like this one. I decided to bread it with Italian seasonings and fry it up!
For the side dish I chose brussel sprouts. As you can see, instead of keeping them intact, I chose to finely chop them. *Note the Red Truck in the background, which I drank as I cooked along…I’m not a huge fan of red wines, but I have to give my seal of approval to Red Truck.
Back to the b-sprouts…I quickly sauteed them towards the end of the tilapia cooking time, adding some salt and pepper to taste and some pureed garlic (about 1tablespoon or less– depending on how much of a garlic freak you are).
The tilapia was cooked in vegetable oil until the bread crumbs were a nice golden brown.
Together, both tastes collided in my mouth like a bombastic explosion of flavors.
Rus missed out.