Sunday, October 13, 2013

Crappie And Beef Sided With Bev’s Creativity

I interrupt our RV trip with a little cooking.

We had some deli ham in the fridge and some chicken breast in the freezer that Bev wanted to turn into Fire Roasted Chicken Cordon Bleu  – our second batch.  We decided to make extra sauce for this meals rice and other uses, so we tripled the recipe below.

Sauce Ingredients:
2 Tbsp butter
2 ea shallot, diced
½ cup white wine
1 cup heavy whipping cream
4 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
Salt & pepper to taste

The next day she wanted to have crappie as it’s a favorite of all of us but rather than our normal lemon/butter/caper sauce, she doctored the leftover sauce with two tablespoons of capers and a squeeze of lemon while I fried the fish.  She also made up some creamed spinach for a side dish.

The sauce was delicious with the fish.

The next day neither of us wanted to do much cooking and we opted to grill a sirloin roast on the gas grill – about as easy as it gets – Montreal on the meat and reverse sear to 125*.  But Bev’s creativity once again came into play as she cooked some more rice to add to the leftovers we had, added the leftover creamed spinach to the leftover fish sauce, then enough rice for the correct proportions.

The beef was good, but the side dish was delicious and we may try creating it from scratch some day.

Photos best if enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. I wish you were our next door neighbors. It all looks good Larry and Bev.

  2. The fish would be a big hit at our house!

  3. Sounds delicious... I still think that you two need to write your own cookbook!!!!!

    Hope things are still going well.

  4. This looks amazing & versatile! Oh, love the "Congress" joke!

  5. Larry, Two more great looking meals! FYI...those wings you served us last night were really good... I think that you told us that they were Version 1. Yum! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave and Laurie

  6. Another great header photo, Larry. I really like this one. Still can't get over a fish called a "crappie."

  7. Man, you eat good while on the road. The sauce sounds fantastic and I love the side dish Bev made with the leftovers the next day.


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