Omelets are a sure fire way to cook for one - Who ever said you couldn't have breakfast for dinner or lunch?
Plus, you can always cook a full sized recipe and put the left overs in the fridge to eat through out the week. If you don't think you can finish it - invite somebody over! Soups and crock pot recipes are great for this.
Or if you know it will be too much - half the recipe. Just divide all measurements by two and be sure to watch the cooking time extra carefully.
Also, when you're cooking for one, I feel at least, you can go the extra step. Use items you would never think to use and go for those little extravagances. Since you aren't feeding an army, you should eat like a king.
Grilled Swordfish with Cucumber Lime Salsa
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon vegetable oil plus additional for brushing pan
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 (1-inch-thick) swordfish steak (6 oz)
1 (1/4-lb) Kirby cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch dice (3/4 cup)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon finely chopped scallion greens
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh jalapeño or serrano chile (including seeds)
1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt
Special equipment: a well-seasoned ridged grill pan
Stir together lime juice, honey, oil, and coriander in a shallow dish. Add swordfish, turning to coat, and marinate at room temperature, turning over once, 15 minutes. (Do not marinate longer.)
Make salsa while swordfish marinates:
Remove peel, including all white pith, from lime with a sharp paring knife. Cut segments free from membranes and finely chop segments, then combine with remaining salsa ingredients in a bowl.
Lightly brush grill pan with oil and heat over moderately high heat until just beginning to smoke. Remove swordfish from marinade and season both sides with salt and pepper. Grill fish until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve topped with salsa.
• Salsa can be made 2 hours ahead and chilled, covered.
• Any white fish or salmon can be substituted - watch cooking time.
www.epicurious.com is an awesome resource when it comes to recipes - check it out.