I choose to try a simple fish dish that I would pair with asparagus or flowering chives with some toasted bread (usually we have rice) and compliment the main dish very well. I found a fish recipe small enough for 2 and decided to choose sole meuniere, it takes only 10 minutes to prep and not very long to cook depending on what you do for the full meal and wanted to give it a try. Here is the recipe I used:
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
2 fresh sole fillets (about 3-4 ounces each)
3tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest
3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 200F.
Pat each fillet drew with a paper towel and then sprinkle salt on each side.
Mix flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Heat 3 tablespoons of butter in a large pan over medium heat until it starts to brown and coat the 2 sole fillets in the seasoned flour on both sides and place them in the hot butter. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook for 2 minutes. Turn carefully without breaking them and cook for another 2 minutes.
While the second side cooks, add 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice to the pan.
Carefully, plate put the fish filets and pour the sauce over them. Sprinkle with the parsley, salt, and pepper and serve with the veggies and toasted Italian bread.
I hope you give it a try and that you really like it.