Tuesday, August 11, 2015

It's All In The Lemon - A Fish Dish

Last week, we had leftover breaded chicken cutlets that I quickly turned into Chicken Francaise over pasta. So, why not fish over rice, prepared similarly? With a thick chunk of fresh-frozen cod and a couple of flounder fillets, we ended up with gourmet fare worth talkin' about:

First up was Trader Joe's Basmati Rice, set to cooking in the rice cooker. While that was working…

Into an ovenproof sauté pan went EVOO, butter, freshly squeezed lemon juice, parsley, paprika, garlic powder and pepper, all brought to a simmer, after which I tossed in the fish to cook till almost done. Then, I removed fish to a plate, leaving remaining sauce into which I added the cooked rice. A good toss later, I topped rice with fish, a coating of cornmeal, a light sprinkling of cheddar cheese 'n' paprika and a spritz of EVOO. Pan went under the hot broiler to finish cooking the fish and brown the top.
Wowsa! Really! It's all in the lemon. Buon Appetito!!