Tuesday, January 26, 2010

500 Days of Joseph Gordon Halibut

Ames here. Yes, I exist.

This Saturday night was one of those perfectly and simply lovely nights at home with the Mister. It could have only been more perfect with more wine, or at least wine that wasn't perfectly portion-controlled and calorie counted because I am NOT EVEN playin' around with the quest to find my abs again right now.

(To recap: Week 3 results - down 6.6 lbs total, 1" off waist, ~3" off hips and a billion inches more proud of myself. And, when my trainer was measuring my waist, she said "those weren't there 3 weeks ago" - pointing to my little lines o'definition on my belly. Wheeeeeee. I peed a little.)

But, I digress to impress. This Saturday night was full of this new entry to my "list" :

Seriously, who wants to back me up on this? He's the bees knees.

in this tres adorable movie we finally watched:

and accompanied by this new recipe below that had a serious case of the yums. Again, sorry for no picture of my food. If it would help, I can take a picture of my steel cut oats and blueberries tomorrow. Exciting stuff.

Trust me though, the lack of picture isn't reflective or the plenty of good. Make this.

Halibut – Spiced Steaks


1½ - 2 pounds fresh halibut steaks
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon red or green chili pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons curry powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and black pepper to taste
fresh lemon wedges, for garnish


Heat oil in a pan. Add onion, chilies, curry, cumin, salt and pepper, and cook 2-3 minutes. Remove mixture from pan and stir in lemon juice.

Coat halibut steaks with mixture. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours. (Or overnight like the crazies we are.)
Preheat grill. Place steaks on a grill pan and cook at a moderately hot to hot grill for 10-12 minutes, turning once. Brush with remaining marinade.

Serve with lemon wedges for garnish.

Shan Here:
Amy, you say? I believe we may co-write this blog together, but I don't quite recognize you. That's probably because I haven't seen you around these parts lately, and partly because YOU ARE MELTING AWAY BEFORE MY VERY EYES. Seriously, woman, you had better not show up on my doorstep in March just a fabulous pile of hair. For realsies, it's like the Biggest Loser all up in the hizz-ouse (I seem to remember that you love when I get all Puff Daddy on yo azz). In all seriousness, you know I'm ecstatic for you (and would be more able to show it if I weren't on a self-imposed sugar exile myself). I have a few "lines of definition" on my belly myself. And by "lines of definition" I mean "stretch marks" and faint remnants of "airbrush abs."

Let's move on to something more appetizing, Joseph Gordon Cutiepants. Haven't seen the movie yet (check back in about a year), but after seeing him on the Golden Globes, I decided he has the smiliest eyes evah. Oh Ames, our little boy from A River Runs Through It is all growed up.

Finally, just for the halibut, let's talk about your dinner. Uh, YUM. I can't WAIT for you to make it for me in March.



Jill said...

We watched this last night! He's very sexy during the SexaY scenes...but the poor dude has NO shoulders. I'm into shoulders, so I notice weird shit like that.

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Hell, I thought he was the guy from Third Rock From the Sun, all growned up!
He be a Q-T!!

BIG Congrats on the loss of the L-B's!! Keep up the good work!


GiGi said...

make that a table for three.
just for the halibut.


what's QUAZY is that my word verification is:

I sure am.

MerciBlahBlah said...

Chris - you are correct madam. That be he.

Gigi - gurrrrrrrrrl, you SO qwazy.