so what's for dinner? i had my mind set on cooking up lobster thermidor the night before. i knew lobster is a luxury food item, but when we arrived at the seafood store i was what you say.. flabbergasted.. at the sheer expense of the crustacea. $95.90 per kilogram. and.. the recipe i had calls for three one-kilo lobsters. so. scratch that... flounder it is!
in the intermission of martin, phil and joel's mortal kombat party, i served them poached flounder with creamy sauce and mushrooms. i found that "fish filets poached in white wine; cream and egg yolk sauce" doesn't nearly sound as appetizing as "filets de poisson gratines, a la parisienne"even though none of us undestood french. (sorry guys, this dish is very hard to photograph.. the inside is a little mushy hehe.)
the boys ate up all their fish and had seconds! who would've thought!
oven-baked wedges - even better than fried!
3 small potatoes cut to 8-10 wedges - the thinner the better!
1/4c powdered parmesan
1t garlic powder
1t onion powder/flakes
1T (ish) olive oil
salt and black pepper
oven @ 190 degrees
place wedges in large bowl, coat in olive oil
mix parmesan, garlic and onion powder and toss into potatoes
line on baking sheet, season the top with salt and black pepper
place in oven
when it's golden brown, (about 15 minutes) turn all wedges around and season again.
place back in oven 'til you are happy with the colouring!
serve with aioli :)
and earl-grey tea infused creme brulee for dessert
before and after torching!
i've had such a great weekend cooking. a little gutted about uni tomorrow.. oh well. just three more weeks and i'm outta there!
next on the menu.. roast duck with sausage and apple stuffing. mmm..