Just because we're eating light doesn't mean we can't entertain. Domino put together a Thai-inspired meal that can be prepared easily in a tiny apartment kitchen. (It'll work fine in a big kitchen too.)
The menu was designed by New York chef Colombe Jacobsen
(remember her from the Next Food Network Star?).
Thai Fish with Black Rice is prepared with flavorful ingredients like lemongrass, basil, mint and chilies. It's drizzled with light coconut milk and a little sesame oil and baked together in parchment paper. This minimizes dirty pans, which is particularly helpful in a small space where dirty dishes have nowhere to hide.
The fish bakes in about 15 minutes and is paired with a side of quick-wilted greens (like spinach or watercress) topped with sesame oil, sea salt and sesame seeds.
For dessert, Jacobsen suggests easy chocolate-dipped macaroons – not totally "light," but without butter or flour, they're lighter than your average cookie. And she promises they are "as quick as chocolate-chip cookies but less expected."
Drinks are quick and easy too – Asian beer with dinner and ginger tea with dessert.
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