Tonight I finally hit on a restaurant that can make what I want. Turner Fisheries is right in the hotel (well, not really in the hotel… but the hotel connects to a large plaza and it’s right in that) where I stay, and for dinner I was able to order 6 oz swordfish grilled dry, with a seafood stock “sauce” (no butter!), some roasted fingerling potatoes that just have a bit of olive oil on them, and two pieces of delicious warm French bread. Would have been nice if it were some kind of nutritious veggie instead of a starchy potato, but it was delicious, and it didn’t break my new cholesterol-lowering diet. Didn’t really break the low-calorie diet either. (I think it may have broken all the rules about sodium though… will need to specify “no salt” next time).
The only downside? It was $35 for a little meal that comes in a to-go container that’s about the size of one of those small to-go containers that they normally put sides in. You would think that since I’m not getting anything fancy – just grilled fish and some baked potatoes – and I’m getting it as takeout, it wouldn’t be that expensive. Sadly, you’d be wrong.
I think I’m going to buy a second George Foreman that I can keep at the hotel and use to grill my own fish/meats. The hotel staff already thinks I’m crazy for keeping my stair stepper machine here… might as well go the whole hog. At least I wouldn’t be doing what I suggested to my friend Brian the other night: building a fire in the sink, putting a metal rack on top, and using it as a “campfire” to cook my food. However, I do plan to use the coffee pot to cook some veggies.
One question – do they sell single serving raw meats/fish at the grocery? The lack of a fridge prevents me from keeping stuff.