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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Shannon's Quick and Easy Fish - "Close to my Heart" recipe

Friends in my life are so very very precious to me. I truly do not know how I would survive in all my day to day activities without the amazing people that are in it.  I am blessed with a HUGE amount of friends...that I am eternally gratefully for every single day.  LOVE you guys!!! Mawahhhhhhhh :-)

Not only do I find friendship, support,  happiness, adventures, knowledge, laughter and comfort through my friends but best of all I often discover new and delicious recipes from them too! These recipes I consider and call "Close to my Heart" recipes.  "Close to my Heart" recipes allows me to remember a special moment or memory along with the goodness of the taste that it offers.  It is full of richness in every sense of the way.

One of the very first recipes that I will be sharing on my blog as a "Close to my Heart" recipe comes from my beloved and precious friend, Shannon.  We were freshman college room-mates (yikes almost 20 yrs ago we meet!) when we first began our friendship.  Amazing. Simply amazing. I treasure her.  I adore her to pieces!!! :-)

Shannon gave me this recipe about a year ago and I make it at least once a month.  It's quick.  It's yummy. And yes, it's pretty healthy for you too.

Shannon's Quick and Easy Fish
Serves 4
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F


2 filets of white fish of your choice (most often I get Haddock)

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp butter, cut into small slices

couple shakes of garlic salt

couple shakes of ground pepper

1 fresh lemon - one 1/2 for the juice the other 1/2  for serving wedges along side the fish

6-8 Ritz crackers, crushed


1. Coat baking dish (I unusually use a 9x13 glass baking dish for this recipe) with 2 tbsp olive oil.  Place fish in dish and roll around in the olive oil to coat.  Drizzle fish with remaining tbsp of olive oil.

2. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper and then crushed Ritz crackers.

3. Squeeze 1/2 of fresh lemon over over both fish filets. 

4. Dot with sliced butter pieces.

5. Place in preheated oven (375*) and bake for 12 minutes - just until nice and flaky.  Be careful NOT to over bake the will be dry if over baked (I have learned the hard way).

Serve with favorite sides and enjoy!
~avril :-)

This post has been linked to Crazy Daisy: Tuesday Tastes


  1. This looks so yummy! I think I'll add it to my May menu! Thanks!

  2. This look! We will be making this! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Tastes! I am so very happy to have you!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Day

  3. So I made this tonight. It was awesome!! My whole family loved it. Definitely going to make an appearance regularly on our menu! Thanks!!



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