September 2, 2010

September 2, 2010

September 2, 2010

Fish night tonight. We are finally in school and life seems to get back to normal. Well maybe…
Tonight dinner is just a quick one. The Chef owners of our favorite restaurant, Razz’s, has given me some of his fantastic Panko and just wanted to do prepare a fish dish with it. So tonight no recipes were involved just, my creation and time restrain. I do hope you will enjoy it.

Tonight’s September 2, 2010, dinner:
Breaded Orange Roughy
Individuals Potatoes Gratin
Peas and carrot mix

Panko Orange Roughy fish


 

BREADED ORANGE ROUGHY
4 Fillets of Orange Roughy
Equal amounts of: Panko – Bread Crumbs – Parmesan Cheese
2 whole eggs
½ cup of flour
Salt and Pepper
Any fresh Herbes available
6 tablespoons of oil

In one dish place the flour with salt and pepper. In a second shallow dish, mix together well the panko, parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Add any fresh or dried Herbes that are in hand. In a third dish, beat the eggs with a tablespoon of water. Dry the fish and place it in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip it in the egg mixture and then place it in the panko-bread crumbs mixture, and cover well.
In a large skillet heat the olive oil and when hot cook the fish, 5 minutes. When nice and golden turn and cook the other side for another 2 minutes.
Do not overcrowd the skillet. Serve nice and hot.

INDIVIDUAL POTATOES GRATIN
1 potato per person, peeled and sliced very thin
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Butter

Preheat the oven at 375ᵒ. Grease a gratin dish well. Add half of the potatoes slices by overlapping them and covering the bottom of the gratin. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Add ¾ of the heavy cream and ¾ of the mozzarella cheese. Cover with the remaining potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the heavy cream and the remaining of the mozzarella. Place in the hot oven and cook for 30 to 40 minutes.

The thinner the slices of potatoes, the faster they will cook. Also to save cooking time, the potatoes can be placed in a hot boiling water pan for 5 minutes and then proceed with the above recipe.
I also enjoy mozzarella cheese; however any Gruyere of Emmenthal cheese will be fine also.

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