Saturday, January 22, 2011

Crappie And Rotel

I'm going to have to find a new header picture - this one (snow covered dock) makes me cold just looking at it.  Joanne suggested a spring one might hurry it along so I'll look for one.

We are big fans of Rotel and use it in many dishes – I wish I had invented it. With Bev’s restrictive diet, it is one of the things she can eat and it goes well with most things, including fish. For this meal it was a marrying of the two.

We order from Penzey’s Spices on a regular basis and each order is accompanied by some type of free spice to try and I found we had some Salsa Salad Seasoning, which, after reading the ingredients, seemed like it would go well with the Rotel and make southwestern crappie. To make this as lo-cal as possible, I thought poaching the fish in Rotel made sense.

I added a can Rotel to the skillet along with 1 tsp of the spice. While it was heating, I sprinkled the top side of the fish with it and S&P. When the Rotel was hot, I nestled the fish down into it, covered the pan and cooked for 5 minutes.

We served it up with a salad and a little grated parmesan on everything. For diet food, it was real tasty.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. Wow, that looks so good no one would know it's diet food. We love Rotel too, especially Rotel dip with gooey cheese. Talk about addictive, but definitely not diet food. Shame on me for even thinking about it. We've been working out and losing a little weight and Rotel dip would be a very bad idea for us right now. We need to stick with Bev's diet.

  2. Maybe if you changed the photo to a picture of spring, it would push it to come a lot sooner!

    That dinner looks delicious!

  3. Good idea Larry! I'm a Rotel fan too.

  4. I'm trying to add more fish into my diet and love this easy preparation. I've never tried Rotel and am going to search it out.

  5. This is a great idea - and the spice just makes it that much better. You should take some great close ups of the new seedlings for your header - nothing says early spring like baby plants. :)

  6. it looks like you sure came up with a winner, that dish looks delicious!
    I understand about the snow, I've already had enough for the year...sigh

  7. Yum! I use to order from Penzey's. I got mad at them cause I gave them a good idea for packaging and they blew me off. Oh heck by now they may be using my idea. I think I order something and find out.

  8. This looks so delicious - and just my style of food.

  9. I love Penzeys!! And I love that they always add a little free sample in every order...I always find really good stuff! This fish sounds fantastic...we are Rotel fans too.


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