Cooks Volunteers Pay it Forward

By: Ann Karr, Pathways Cooks Project Coordinator 

The Pathways Cooks Project is a unique program dedicated to supporting women undergoing treatment for cancer and their families.  Our goal is to provide the most nutritious and palatable meals possible to bolster their health during their therapy.

This program depends on our wonderful volunteers who join together in The Connection kitchen every Tuesday and Wednesday during our 5-week sessions to cook, package and deliver food to our clients.

One of the items we provide to our clients every week, and one we all know that we should be eating once or twice a week, is fish. The following is one of the quick and easy ways that you can prepare fish for your family:

Whitefish with Tomatoes and Capers

4 white fish fillets (I also use this topping for salmon)
1 heaping teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Mayonnaise
1 cup (or more) chopped fresh tomatoes
1 tablespoon minced shallots (or any onions on hand)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix the mustard and mayonnaise together in a small bowl.   Add the tomatoes, shallots, thyme and capers.  Prepare the fish by patting dry and seasoning with salt and pepper.  Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment and top with tomato mixture.

Bake at 350 until firm to the touch and opaque.  Depending on the thickness of fillets: flounder, about 8 minutes, and thicker fillets, 15 minutes. I serve this with lemon basmati rice.

A squirt of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of parsley add freshness and beautiful color!

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