First was the Pepita Crusted Trout.
Trout, pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds), panko crumbs, fresh garlic, salt and pepper, and olive oil.
First Step: I crushed the pepitas in a food processor.
Then I mixed the crushed seeds with the panko crumbs, salt and pepper, and set it aside.
My next step was to crush the garlic
Then it was time to prepare the fish!
While the fish was cooking, I prepared my side dishes, the creamed caulifloer and brussel sprouts.
The creamed cauliflower is basically the same as mashed potatoes, only healthier! Once the cauliflower is cooked and tender, add fat free sour cream, a little bit of butter, garlic, salt, and pepper, and mix it all up with a hand blender (another amazing tool!) I used mine for the first time for this, and it was so easy, much easier than pouring it all into a blender.
Now, some of you may be looking at this picture and think, "uh-oh she burned them!" Yes, they are burned, but it was no accident! I love it when they are burnt to a crisp! I really think this gives them that extra flavor that may make you think twice about brussel sprouts!
The only down-fall of this meal was that the cauliflower did not retain it's heat for long. It seemed to get cold quickly, and is definitly better when warm, but other than that everything turned out amazing!