Lissa is usually very patient with me, but my "ready in 20 minutes" sometimes turns into an hour. Having go-to recipes and cuts like this are indispensable for those weeknights when you can't have 20 minutes turn into an hour.
Cupcake chardonnay is the libation of choice for tonight.
I did make a quick pan sauce (I wanted to look fancy) with shallots, white wine, lemon, butter, salt, pepper and a splash of vanilla. Yes. I said it. Vanilla. I read in a wine-pairing book a long time ago about adding a splash of vanilla to a dish you would serve with an oaked chardonnay in order to bridge the flavors. A delicious bridge it is. Add a little squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of lemon zest?! Brilliant.
When you can have a delicious meal, quickly, for little money, it's a good thing. I want more good things like this.