Food & Drink

Fish with pumpkin creates a taste of fall in fewer than 15 minutes

Here’s an autumn dinner that takes only 15 minutes to make.

Fresh snapper coated in brown sugar cooks in 6 to 7 minutes. The secret is to keep the flame low so that the sugar creates a sauce.

The general rule for cooking fish is 10 minutes per inch of thickness. I like to cook the fish for 8 minutes instead. Fish will continue to cook in its own heat when removed from the stove.

Pecans and brown sugar are mixed with pumpkin to make a sweet pumpkin puree. Open a bag of ready-to-eat salad to complete the meal.