Wednesday, October 17, 2007

More Southern Fare

This for Melanie over at MelanieJoy. She mentioned one time about a good recipes for fish and here it is.
My son has been doing some fishing and last night he caught a Bull Red.
He took care of all the yucky details and then asked me to fillet it. Can't you just tell I am thrilled? But it was nice to have some nice big fillets to work with-so I won't complain.
I thought you might like to see the finished product.
Here is what went into the dish and how it was put together.
I sprayed the pan and then I started layering on the flavor.
First-and always first-salt and pepper. Next a little basil pesto. If you don't like to make pesto or you don't know how you can get this at the grocery store. After you rub that on, sprinkle on a little roasted garlic. If you don't have this-- then you can use regular chopped garlic. If you have a little lemon seasoning for things like seafood or chicken you can use some of it on the fish. If not then use a little lemon juice. But you might want to put it on before the salt and pepper. For those of ya'll in the south you will know what crab boil is. For those of you not fortunate enough to have this--you are missing out. It is what gives all our boiled seafood its Louisiana flavor. It is great. I put a couple of drops on the fish and then a little in the water in the bottom of the pan along with a little lemon juice. Then of course you need a pat of butter on top of each fish.
Place them in the oven on about 375-until your fish is flaky.
This will work great on a variety of fish.

Now Melanie.............. you have no excuse!
If you really want to wow them-sautee some shrimp in a little butter and garlic, with salt and pepper, of course, and drape them across the finished fish.
Now if you want some suggestions for a nice sauce for the shrimp--just ask.
Serve this with some roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a fresh salad and of course some good bread and you will have friends for life. :)


Pastor Lisa said...

Oh my word that looks and sounds wonderful! That's worth a drive across the Tx/LA border!

MelanieJoy said...

Okay, first of all I'm loving the first picture! What we girls in the South won't do. I use to help my Dad catch'em and clean'em =)
It was a nice size fish too. Oh but girfriend I'm a baaaad cook but faithfully promise to give it a try!! That is if I can talk my Dad into letting me try not to ruin a perfectly good piece of fish. As my nephew would say as he slaps his knee "that's hilarious"
Thanks for the recipe and I'll let you know how it goes. Heck I may throw some peanuts in to boil =)
Love ya!

Karen said...

That's quite a fish! What a beast. Oh - pop on over you have an award from me.

Denise said...

Sounds yummy to my tummy. Come visit my blog, I have an award for you precious.

Karen said...

Sharon a phone call sounds a great idea - I just hope you aren't disappointed I'm sooooo ordinary. I just googled the time in Louisana, it looks to be midnight there, and it is 6pm here now which is cool. I can ring you, you know - we have a special rate (because I call the UK we hooked up to a special world one) so that is not a problem for me. Let's play it by ear, once I know the time for sure there and when you log in. ie I could ring you at 2pm my time one day which (if I have it right) be 8pm your time, preferably when I don't have the children around too which would work best - invariably I get hideously interrupted when the children (esp Miss 4) are around. What do you think???? We are going away this weekend but we could do this in the next couple of weeks or so???

Karen's Korner said...

This is a comment about your header! I just love that pic and your comment about 'Mighty warriors in disguise'. It's easy to forget it sometimes, but God has put such power into our hands. We truly are MIGHTY WOMEN OF GOD - whether we feel like it or not!

Deborah said...

wow can I come feast with you? love always D

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

Woe, sounds incredible! I'll be down this weekend!;)


Daisy said...

I dunno... The look on your face isn't very convincing! LOL

Anonymous said...

Look at the size of those fish. Where ever did you catch them? I've watched the cleaning and have yet to do the actual cleaning. Could be an experience, yes?

CrownLaidDown said...

I'm sneezing just thinking about the crab boil :) No really, I have a cold. But boy that seasoning does make your eyes water and sneeze like crazy!

I wonder if I could find some fish like this for sale and try it? Hmmm...we'll see!