lattice chicken pot pie
Mexican street corn pasta
chicken Ghiveci
creamy chicken tortilla soup, jalapeno jack popovers
butter basted ribeyes, twice baked potatoes, broccoli
brisket tacos, pinto beans
pork souvlaki, naan

Friday, June 6, 2014

Red Snapper with Basil Vinaigrette

Red Snapper with Basil Vinaigrette
Snapper is one of my favorite fish to purchase at the fish market. It is $3 a pound, fresh and easy to prepare. This snapper dish from Gourmet magazine is a perfect summer dish. The fish is light and the vinaigrette adds a nice brightness to it. And as an added bonus, the vinaigrette worked beautifully as a dip for the artichoke leaves.  I love eating steamed artichokes, they were always quite a treat as a kid.  Miss F doesn't agree.  She tried it, but she hated it.  She instantly made a disgusted face.  How can anything dipped in melted butter taste bad?
Red Snapper with Basil Vinaigrette

4 red snapper fillets
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

Preheat broiler and grease a large shallow baking pan.

Season fish all over with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper, then put in the baking pan. Drizzle the fillets with ½ tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil.

Broil fish 6 inches from heat until just cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a platter.

While fish broils, whisk together remaining ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice in a small bowl, add the remaining 5 tablespoons oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified. Stir in basil and spoon vinaigrette over the cooked fish.
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