First, I got my fish ready to go and set it baking. I just defrosted (mostly) my catfish and then covered it with a self-created marinate. I used about 1tbs olive oil, 1 tsp thyme, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, and a sprinkle of salt. Baked at 400F for 20 minutes. I also put my water on to boil for my macaroni salad.
|Aren't they cute!|
Next, I cut up my veggies for the summer salad. Mine was fresh farmer's market English cucumber, zebra tomatoes, and black olives with a light sesame dressing. The zebra tomatoes I have are actually a black zebra tomato (green and deep red). They are rather unbelievably delicious. I wouldn't want to do too much to them. A light dressing like this or just salt. They are that good. I believe they are an heirloom variety. The more heirloom veggies I eat from farmer's markets etc, the more I can't believe we eat anything else. I'm not much for gardening (I can do it, I just prefer not to . . .), but I am considering it to have lots and lots of black zebra tomatoes.
|Now that's a summer salad!|
I made a light dressing for the macaroni as well. Just a bit of light mayo and hot mustard. Maybe 1 tbs for the whole serving. Since my catfish was spicy I wanted to be able to cool it down and make sure I wasn't blowing out my taste buds with the heat.
|Ninjas like balanced meals!|
In the end it was a very delicious meal. Another great success.