Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What's cooking: A little fish

Husband had some dental work today and Sophie's still feeling pretty puny, so some tender pan-sauteed fish sounded like a good idea.

I chose basa basa, which is one of the only farm-raised fish I like. It's mild-tasting and tender, yet firm enough to pan saute. It's also pretty affordable. I dredged it in seasoned flour (a little salt, pepper, and paprika) and sauteed it in a little olive oil.

Then I made a lemon caper sauce. In the same pan in which I had sauteed the fish, I melted a tablespoon of unsalted butter. I added capers and minced garlic and let these sizzle for a few minutes.

Then I added about 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice and deglazed the pan.

I served the sauce over the fish, along with rice Wife Rice and buttered baby peas.

Wife Rice is made like this:

Saute half a diced onion in about a tablespoon of olive oil. When onions are clear, add 3/4 cup rice (either white or brown) and 1/4 cup bulgar. Saute until grains start to brown a little. Add 2 cups of chicken stock, and bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat until done (shorter for white rice, longer for brown). Fluff with fork, salt to taste, and serve. It goes with everything.
And of course we had some of this too.

Sophie and I wanted to make pudding, but she just didn't feel well enough. Maybe tomorrow.

Until then.


Libby said...

Oh that looks so good I swear I can smell the lemon caper sauce through my screen!

jilly said...

Oh num, I have never heard of the fish, but my mouth is watering, what time is dinner tonight?

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Looks so good! I looooooove capers. Looking forward to the pudding recipe.

I posted a recipe for homemade soft pretzels today...fun to do with kids!

Monica said...

That rice sounds good...easy and yummy. :)

Jordan said...

Sounds delicious! I'm living vicariously through your cooking!

Angelina said...

Although I don't eat fish, I have to say that the caper sauce sounds delicious. What vegetarian item do you think it would be good with?

I just found out today that it is now alright to plant lettuce! (It's been too cold. I guess this means no snow coming our way which makes me a little sad, but on the other hand...


Jenn said...

That sounds so yummy!

Here's a cooking challenge for you....ever made ratatouille before? Would love to see your variation of it.

I love seeing what's for dinner when I visit your blog!