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Wow, Friday already-and only two readers met the challenge of sharing their favorite “5 Ingredients or Less” recipes!

Chocolatier shared this yummy Poki recipe:

Ahi Poke:
1 lb fresh ahi tuna, cut into bite sized cubes
1/4 cup soy sauce (shoyu)
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 tsp sesame oil
1 inch piece ginger, peeled and grated or finely chopped  

combine all ingredients, cover and chill for at least 2 hours to marinate.

5th ingredient but doesn’t count - a sprinkling of Hawaiian salt, preferably red Alea.

And Melissabelle shared this fish dish:

North Beach Flounder

Flounder filets
Brown Spicy Mustard
Breadcrumbs (packaged-any flavor. Plain or panko is a little bland for this)
Italian or French Catalina style dressing  

Salt and pepper fish lightly. Coat each filet lightly on both sides with mustard.  Place in a prepared baking dish (sprayed lightly with “pam” or other oil spray). Spoon a layer of breadcrumbs on top of fish and drizzle lightly with dressing. Bake uncovered in a moderate over (350 ish) till fish is done (flakes easily at thickest part)

As for me-our favorite is this quick broccoli dish-which is great hot or cold:

Lemon/Garlic Broccoli

1 lb fresh broccoli, in spears
2 tbsp evoo
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced.
1/4 tsp kosher or sea salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper

Steam the broccoli (I use the micro for this step)

Combine the rest of the ingredients while veggie is cooking.

Put steamed broccoli into a bowl and toss with the dressing.

Another great side for the fish dishes is almond rice pilaf:

3/4 C chopped onion
1/2 C slivered almonds
1 tbsp butter or margarine
2 C chicken or veggie stock
2 C brown rice

In a saucepan, saute the onion and almonds in the butter until onions are tender and nuts are lightly browned.  Add the broth, bring it to a boil and add the rice.  Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 30-40 minutes (this depends on your stove and how fresh the rice is)

Now you’ve got main, veggie and carb ideas to create a great dinner!

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