Thursday, January 10, 2008
A personal favorite
--Fish Po' Boys
Fish Po' Boys
Everyday Food Great Food Fast Copyright 2007
1 pound skinless flounder fillets, cut into 1 1/2-inch strips, and patted dry
2 tablespoons cornmeal
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 (8 ounce) baguette, cut in half horizontally, and hollowed out slightly
Spicy Tartar Sauce
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chili sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons grainy mustard
2 tablespoons chopped gerkins (or pickles)
Hot sauce, such as Tabasco, if desired
1. Place fish in a medium bowl. Add cornmeal; season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Brown fish (work in batches if needed) on both sides, 7 to 10 minutes (turn fish carefully). Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate; season with more salt, as desired.
3. Spread both halves of baguette with tartar sauce, and layer with lettuce, tomatoes, and fish. Cut into 4 pieces.
Spicy Tartar Sauce
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, chili sauce, parsley, mustard, and gerkins. Season with hot sauce. Sauce can be refrigerated, covered, 2 to 3 days.
I'm a sucker for fried fish. I think I used to order fish and chips a lot when I was a child. I'm not sure if it's the fish or the tartar sauce that I enjoy more or maybe it's just a great combination.
I've been making a lot of sandwiches, haven't I? I usually don't make sandwiches for dinner during the week since it seems that practically everything we eat on the weekends is some sort of sandwich but oddly that has changed lately.
These were good but my bread was too thick. Not the recipe's fault - I was at the mercy of the local grocery store bakery and I picked the most appropriate bread they had. I should have hollowed it out. I ended up taking the top off and eating it open-faced.
I also wonder if I could oven bake this fish, spraying it with cooking spray first. I'm not a big fan of standing over a pan of frying fish.
I loved the Spicy Tartar Sauce but that's just my sort of thing.
I have so much to do tonight for my son's birthday party tomorrow. He's four years old today! I have to bake a half sheet cake, cupcakes, slice beef and finish cleaning. I hope I can find good rolls tomorrow morning. It's not easy in this town.
Blast From The Past: All-Purpose Buttery Yellow Cake from August 2007. I'm using this recipe for the cupcakes. My son requested that the cake be chocolate even though I think chocolate cake makes better cupcakes.
Question of the Day: What meals did you usually order when you ate in a sit-down restaurant when you were a child? I'm drawing a blank besides the fish and chips. I remember when salad bars were 'new' and only about 3 feet long but still exciting.