This is a recipe I’ve been wanting to share with you for about 7 months. No joke. But I had a few technical difficulties along the way… well, I still kinda do… but I love the recipe so much that I just decided to suck it up and share it. The technical difficulties you ask?
Fish does not photograph well. At all.
I initially tried to share this recipe back in November, but with only my iPhone as a camera and my lack of food photography skills, that was just an epic FAIL. I knew better than to post those disasters back then and thought I should get some more experience under my belt before I attempted to tackle this fish again. Definitely a good choice on my part.
Fast forward to February and I tried again with my new Canon Rebel, but I was still learning how to use a DSLR (well, I still am haha) and those weren’t much better than the first round. Sad story.
So here we are in July and I decided to try one last time. I seriously make this dish once a week because we love it that much and it’s SO easy, so I knew it was time to buckle down and get it right. Honestly, I’m still not happy with the photos, but I had to suppress the perfectionist inside me and just do it because this recipe is that good. We’ll get to that in a minute though…
This photo debacle came at the perfect time because I had just read Plant Crush’s post on perfectionism and food blogging. She shared a similar story about not wanting to post a recipe simply because the photos didn’t look “perfect” to her (by the way, they’re beautiful) and I totally related. It was like she wrote that post just for me! She went on to reminding herself that blogging is all about growth and that not every post or picture is going to be a masterpiece. And that’s ok.
Food blogging definitely seems like the kind of hobby for type A personalities. That just makes sense. But that also means that we type A people are going to hold ourselves to obnoxiously high standards when it comes to our blogs. I love her reminder to us that blogging is all about creativity and growth. It is the way we express ourselves and share our passions with all those awesome strangers out there who share our love for food and a healthy lifestyle. That’s why we started our blogs in the first place! Thanks for the reminder Ann!
Perfect, smerfect. If a recipe is good, I’m going to share it anyways 🙂
So back to this fish. Oh how I love this recipe! The combination of almond meal and shredded coconut makes this light, slightly-crunchy crust that simple melts in your mouth. This recipe is super simple as well, which makes it an easy weeknight dinner that you can throw together in less than 30 minutes. Did I mention it’s gluten free as well? Now you see why I had to post it 😉