Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fantastic Fish Stick

I was talking to my girlfriend the other day. We were discussing our quick meals that we reach for when we don't feel like cooking. Yes, every- so -often, I don't want to cook.
She brought up Fish Sticks and a quickly realized that I have never fed my sweet babies Fish Sticks. That's a huge mommy faul on my part. After all, aren't eating Fish Sticks a childhood right of passage? 

Another friend supplied me with a super kid friendly recipe. We all know I can't follow one, so here's my adaption. 

Fish sticks

1 teaspoon roasted cumin 
1 tea basil
1 tea lemon peel
1 1/2 tea dill
1 tea sea salt
1/2 tea pepper

2 cups breadcrumbs (I used pepridge farms

2 cups yogurt (I only had vanilla 😉)

2 pounds tuna ( giver or take. Just enough for four persons)

I mixed the spiced in the yogurt. Let it Merry for about ten mins

I sliced the fish against the grain then rolled it in each yogurt mix to breadcrumbs. Place on lightly olive oiled baking sheet and place in a preheated 400 degree oven until the bred crumbs browned then I flipped the and cooked another 10 mins or so. 

I am a firm believer in using what you have. Hence why I used tuna. I suggest using a milder fish. A white fish like flounder or cod. 
I think it works best with about a inch or so rise. Then you can adjust cooking accordingly.

I have some leftover and plan in making a Balsomic reduction for a sweet addition. 

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We All Know The Good Spots

We hear about them, see them featured in articles and every so often we get to experience them.
I'm talking about the best spots to eat in town. 

 I finally had my own experience at one of the best. I had the pleasure of meeting some family at The Drip in Five Points this morning.

 I walked in, Daisy in tow and was greated by friendly faces and some cool jazz. The place was comfortable and perfect for a relaxed get-to-gether.
Upon a quick review of the menu, I spotted a prosciutto, brie and egg biscuit with a fig jam. Hello! That's four of my favorite things. The only hang up was...uhm, I don't like biscuits.
 Yup, you read that right, I-don't-like-biscuits. 
I asked if I could sub-it-out and was sort of let down that I couldn't, even though I understood why. I ordered it anyway. 

When it came, I quickly inhaled it. I was pleasantly surprised that I actually enjoyed the life long dreaded pastry.  And I might even say that they have turned this girl into a biscuit eater. Ok, maybe I won't be eating them everywhere, but I'll enjoy a few more there along with another giant coffee.