It's been another crazy week. We flew in from visiting my grandma in Florida early Monday morning. After a weekend of doing nothing but eating, I knew I'd want a quick and relatively-healthy dinner. This dish sounded perfect. I went shopping for fish on my lunch break and couldn't find baby flounder (I actually don't think I've ever seen baby flounder, I'll be very curious to see if anyone managed to find it) but sole was on sale so I bought sole fillets instead. Because I was in a lazy mood, I used some almond meal instead of grinding up almonds. It was quick and coated the fish very well, but I think next time I might grind the almonds myself. I wish the dish had a little more texture. I also used a meyer lemon, because that's what I had in the fridge. I really liked the flavor it added.
I served this fish with a big salad, which sounded great to me after a weekend without vegetables. We're still struggling to keep up with all of the lettuce Paul has been growing. We've eaten salad at every meal (except for breakfast!) this week, but it's growing faster than we can eat it. I think we're definitely going to start giving some away. I know it's healthy, and Paul said he likes eating salad at every meal, but to be honest I'm getting a little tired of it. Anyway, after I finished cooking the fish and plating it with the salad, I put it on the table and took out the camera to take quick photos before we started eating. I tried to turn the camera on and realized I had forgotten to charge the battery, again! I was too hungry and tired to care so we ate dinner anyway.
After dinner (during which I charged the battery), I decided I'd try to take photos of the extra pieces of fish. I was about to put them on a plate, when Paul came in and said that all of my photos are boring and unimaginative and that I need to worry more about staging. He's completely right. I'm terrible at photography, and at this I point really see taking the photos as the last thing in the way of getting to eat, but this was not the night for me to work on my photography skills. So, Paul decided to put the fish back in the cast iron skillet and take photos himself. Next time I make this dish - and there will be a next time, I'm always looking for quick and easy fish dishes - I'll hopefully be more motivated and practice taking some photos myself!