Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A recipe and some random insights

Not working out till tonight, so I'll start with a recipe instead of a WOD. I made this over the weekend, and even though Mike and I aren't big seafood fans, we polished this off no problem. Yum!

Coconut Curry Mahi Mahi
1 lb mahi mahi fillets
coconut oil
assortment of peppers
salt and pepper
curry powder
1/2 can coconut milk
  1. Heat about 1 tbsp coconut oil in a nonstick saute pan.
  2. Chop up a bunch of peppers (I used a mix of green bell, fresno, and serrano) and saute until they start to soften.
  3. Dry fillets with a paper towel, season with salt and pepper, and add to pan (move the peppers so they fit in between/on top of the fish).
  4. Cook about 5 minutes without flipping or moving the fillets, until they start to turn opaque.
  5. Sprinkle on your favorite curry powder to taste. (I used maybe 1-2 tsp Madras curry powder.)
  6. Stir gently without dislodging the fish, just work around it, and cook for about 1 minute to release the flavor of the spices.
  7. Add 1/2 can coconut milk and simmer another 5 minutes.
  8. Season with some more salt to taste and a big squeeze of lime and serve.
I served it with a big salad, but if you want more carbohydrate in your meal, it would be good over some mashed sweet potato or squash.

Variations: Mix up the spices. Thai curry with some lemongrass and fresh basil would be awesome, I think. Or try another fish or seafood (I bet scallops would be good).

Okay, I have some randomness for you today. Here are 3 unrelated insights of dubious brilliance that I had on my way to work. When/if you get through this, you will be glad you don't have me for a carpool partner.
  1. The Bachelor as a litmus test for meaning in your life. I saw a bumper sticker this morning that was anti-TV. And I was like, hey, why hate on TV? Mike said it's because people think TV shows like the Bachelor are mind numbing and therefore bad for society. But the reason I watch the Bachelor (and other bad reality TV) is BECAUSE it's mind numbing! After a long day of pushing myself in the gym and thinking hard at work, all I want is something to tune out to. If you can go home and read War and Peace at the end of the day, how are you spending your day? Maybe you should find something that taxes you a little more so that you need to zone out with Real Housewives or some repetitive footage of sharks jumping out of the water. ("She ate another 40 lb tuna! Wow! Now let's make her lunge at that rubber seal again.")
  2. Legalizing pot will make it less appealing to kids. Yeah, there's the old story where things that are legal are just less exciting, but that's not what I'm getting at here. Legalizing pot, whether for medical purposes or in general, means more people smoking pot in public. So opponents of legalization worry that sets a bad example for kids - seeing it done publicly makes it okay and makes them more likely to try it. But I think it will actually have the opposite effect. Why? Think who would actually smoke pot in public. Dirty hippies, spaced out burnouts, dumb frat guys - people who don't mind looking stupid in public. Not exactly the James Dean type, not a badass rebel that a kid would want to emulate. Anyone who is actually cool and smokes pot will still do it behind closed doors. If you only see losers smoking pot, it makes it a lot less appealing. (Don't believe me? Go to a concert sober.)
  3. A new marketing opportunity. You know those support thingies that are marketed toward the disabled and the elderly to help them with physical intimacy? Rogue Fitness should start selling those and marketing them at CrossFit events. Just saying. We CrossFitters are all so sore and tired all the time, we're gonna go the way of the Shakers. Except we don't have the energy to make nice furniture either.

1 comment:

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