Saturday, May 30, 2009

Fish Week

We don't usually have a lot of fish here at home, but for some reason, we both made fish this week---two nights in a row! Thursday night Jeannene broiled some tuna with pineapple mango chutney from her plant. I made some Thai peanut noodles from a box and she treated us with corn on the cob. Last night, I sprayed a skillet with cooking spray and browned a couple of halibut fillets. I tehn set them aside and deglazed the pan with a splash of dry white wine. I added the juice of a lemon, a handful of chopped kalamata olives, some capers, a little salt & pepper. I then returned the fish to the pan and cooked it another couple of minutes. Before serving it with the sauce. I'd made a loaf of lemon oregano bread in the machine. Throw the following into a bread machine:
2 1/4 tsp. bread machine yeast
2 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar (scant)
Zest of 6 small lemons
1 tbsp. oregano
3 tsbp. olive oil
1 1/4 c. water

Set the machine for a large loaf and when it's done, brush with a couple tablespoons of lemon juice.

Our side, which was utterly luscious, was a tomato, basil & brie linguine:
3 chopped tomatoes
1 c. basil, torn in small pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. brie, torn into 1" pieces
1/4 c. olive oil
Salt & pepper
1/2 lb. linguine

Mix everything but the pasta together and let sit about an hour. Cook the linguine and toss with other ingredients. I suspect this will also be good as a cold salad for lunch.

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