Fish & Tomato, Corn, Basil Salsa

Aunt Jamie Lynn bought THE greatest cook book for all the girls in the Fulcher family. I read the “Mom-a-licious” cook book cover to cover. I have made this recipe once before for friends but I wanted to share it with all of you. I copied it from her cook book so here it is.
NOTICE: in the 1st picture that serving sizes are correct. Fish= fish size or deck of cards, Rice=exactly a half cup, Beans= 1/4 of a cup. I am a huge believer in portion sizes

1 lb. Fish (Joe caught ours, any type of fish is great, it calls for salmon or even chicken. I found that 1 large fillet feeds Joe and I with no leftovers)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes- I didn’t add it, but I’m sure if you like spicy it would be great.
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon onions chopped fine
Handful of cherry tomatoes- cut in half
1 corn on the cob, cut kernels off- it is in season now- white corn tastes great! (never canned)
handful of fresh basil leaves, dried works great as well
pinch of salt and pepper
The process: (turn on broiler)
1. Rub the fish with a bit of olive oil and salt
2. place under the broiler and cook for 5-8 mins- depending on thickness of fish
3. Meanwhile, put remaining olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, onions in a pan. Lightly saute the garlic but do not brown
4. Add the tomatoes and corn- heat for 1 minute. Add basil, salt, pepper to taste- set aside
5. When fish is done, finish with salsa
It is so quick and I usually have all of the ingredients in my pantry.
Side Dishes:
Pick any 2 of these
1- cous cous with walnuts and cranaisns
2- wild rice with butter
3- black beans
4- Fresh salad
I made the side dishes “fancy” last night by scooping the wild rice in a 1/2 cup measuring cup and turning it over on the plate to make a flat rice patty. Then I topped it with a pinch of parsley.

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