10.24.2013

Spinach Raviolis and Pan Seared Fish

Spinach Raviolis in a Creamy Pesto sauce with mushrooms, Pan seared salmon & flounder
Served with garlic knots from local Pizzeria


As a 9 to 5 working person, some may find it hard to come home and prepare a meal for their families.  I know a lot of my family prefer take out over cooking because they find it more convenient. I find this very sad, especially for their pockets! Last night I made this meal - it took a total of 20-25 minutes. 18$ for the fish (3 pcs), 1.50$ for the sauce, and Spinach Raviolis from a store like (BJ's or Costco) are very cost effective for the amount they give.
I hope recipes like this will change peoples mind about going out to dinner most nights!



Ingredients
1 lb Spinach Raviolis (frozen)
8 oz mushrooms, rinsed
3 pcs of flounder (or salmon)
1/4 cup Cajun fish fry Seasoning (brand Golden Dipt)
1/4 Panko Chipotle bread crumbs
1 packet of Knorrs Creamy Pesto (you will need 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup olive oil + packet contents)
1/4 cup olive oil (for pan searing the fish)
*Served with Garlic knots from local pizzeria


Directions

1. Boil 2 qts water in large pot. In a medium sauce pan, prepare your pesto sauce according to the packets directions. (Sauce will take about 7 minutes - bring to boil than simmer for a few minutes).
Cook your raviolis according to package (mine took 5 minutes cook time) and strain. Place raviolis back into large pot.

2. In a large ziplock bag, add cajun seasoning and panko bread crumbs. Wet flounder and place in bag to cover fish completely with seasoning. I only use 1 tbs of olive oil to coat salmon completely - with some salt pepper and a squeeze of lemon.
Heat large skillet with olive oil on medium-high heat. Fry fish for about 4 minutes on each side.

3. In a medium pan on medium-high heat, melt 1 tbs butter. Saute mushrooms for 3 minutes. Add to creamy pesto sauce and pour on raviolis. Add some grated Parmesan cheese!

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