I am a big fan of Middle eastern/Mediterranean foods and flavors. My first job in a what most would consider professional kitchen was in an upscale Mediterranean restaurant. I still have occasional work nightmares from my time working there because I was very green, but eventually moved up to one of the lead chefs. In the time I spent there, it introduced me to some dishes and recipes that I was familiar with so I learned a lot. Recipes using grape leaves like dolmas, tzatziki, escalivada, Spanish tapas and sauces like romesco and charmoula were new to me but became some of my favorites.
This is more of a review than a recipe because I used store pre-made ingredients and what’s wrong with making an easy meal? I used store bought teriyaki udon by Pulmuone which came with 2 portions of udon noodles, vegetables and sauce packets.
This recipe came about from leftovers but is a great healthy meal on its own. The salad has Asian flavors and would also go well as a side dish. This recipe is based on single serving, adjust as needed.
Seared Alaskan Halibut can go with any side dish. I chose Spaghetti with arrabiata sauce because these are ingredients I had with me. A lot of times, this is how I cook, by using what is available to me. Some times it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
I often make easy breakfasts like this on the weekend that fill you up, easy to make and taste great. Even though I have a slight allergy to eggs, I still find myself ordering them and making them at home because to me they are the ultimate breakfast ingredient. Well at least next to bacon. This dish is just one of my many variations on a typical breakfast open-face sandwich I enjoy making.