If you need meal planning ideas and like healthy food, Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut with Pea Puree & Balsamic Tomatoes is for you.
I love cooking, but don’t enjoy the process of weekly meal planning. Some days I am just too busy to even think about it. If you are like me, I have some good news for you. Let me introduce you to…
The Fresh 20
The Fresh 20 is a meal planning service created for busy families and singles who want to eat healthy meals, and save time and money. Their meal plans rely on just 20 fresh, seasonal ingredients per week. The Fresh 20 delivers everything you need to shop, organize and cook nutritious meals like Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut with Pea Puree & Balsamic Tomatoes.
Here’s how it works:
- SHOP – 20 ingredients & 20 minutes
You buy 20 fresh, local and organic ingredients.
- PREPARE – 1 hour X 1 per week
You are given a step by step guide to prep the entire week’s meals.
- COOK – stress free weeknights
Each complete meal is simple to prepare and features recipes that the whole family can create together.
I recently met up with best-selling author & healthy lifestyle advocate, Melissa Lanz of The Fresh 20 at Melissa’s Produce. I listened to her speak about making healthy meals and her new wellness program that eliminates gluten, sugar and dairy without sacrificing health or taste.
Here are a few dishes we sampled.
As you can see The Fresh 20’s recipes are colorful, healthy and I can assure you…delicious.
This Lebanese potato salad is super easy and refreshingly delicious and made with so few fresh ingredients you’ll be amazed.
Today’s Recipe: Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut with Pea Puree & Balsamic Tomatoes
This complete meal is an example of Classic Meal recipes on The Fresh 20 website.
As you can see there are many options to choose from to suit your family’s needs. I chose this one because in my family, we love seafood of almost any kind, and the idea of a pea puree…well, who wouldn’t want to make that?
This menu, like so many on The Fresh 20 takes the stress out of meal planning because of its multitude of healthy options. These suggestions are a step in the right direction for families of all sizes, with busy cooks who want to provide great meals that fit in with the family’s lifestyle. If you’re in that category, be sure to visit @thefresh20.
Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut with Pea Puree & Balsamic Tomatoes
This easy to prepare recipe for Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut with Pea Puree & Balsamic Tomatoes is a delicious answer to your next evening meal.
- 1 pound halibut fillets cut into 4 pieces (substitute chicken breasts, cut into 4 pieces)
- Dash of black pepper
- 4 ounces prosciutto sliced very thin
- ½ Tablespoon grapeseed oil
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup toasted almonds sliced
- ½ Tablespoon grapeseed oil
- 1 yellow onion diced (1 cup}
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 16 ounces frozen organic peas (3 cups}
- zest of 1 lemon (1 Tablespoon)
HALIBUT & BALSAMIC TOMATOES
Season halibut fillets with pepper. Lay out the pieces of prosciutto and put a piece of halibut, rounded side down, in the center of each. Fold prosciutto over the back.
Heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add in grapeseed oil. Place fish gently in pan with rounded side down. Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip, and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Total cooking time depends on thickness of fillets. If using chicken total cooking time will be 5-6 minutes per s ide until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Remove fish from the pan and set aside. Add the grape tomatoes to pan and stir for 30 seconds. Turn off heat and add balsamic vinegar and garnish with almonds. Note: vinegar cooking will have a strong aroma I
Heat a medium saute pan over medium-high heat and add in oil. Once oil is hot add onion and garlic and cook until softened and slightly brown.
Add frozen peas and stir until warmed through. Put mixture in a food processor and pulse until thoroughly combined into a puree. Add lemon zest to puree and serve warm.
If you don't have a food processor just leave as a pea and onion saute with lemon zest.
I am grateful to Melissa of The Fresh 20 for showing people how to enjoy a delicious life without sacrificing health or taste. Here’s to good health and great food.
…and then, she paused for thought.
Disclaimer: I was given a trial membership to The Fresh 20 to experience. As always, all opinions are my own.