Sunday, August 16, 2009

Baby Potatoes

I really like small versions of vegetables. Baby carrots, baby bokchoy and of course baby potatoes. You can eat the entire thing and not get overwhelmed. Doing this required boiling the potatoes in salted water till soft, sauteing it in butter with fresh rosemary then topped with lightly toasted pepperoni and Parmesan cheese. Good as a side dish or as a snack.

Chili Crab Claws

Crab claws here can cost as much as an entire crab when compared by weight. As a kid i always played with these claws, now I just chase my 4 year old daughter with it. ;)

I basically used the same Chili Crab recipe I used before but only used the claws. Be sure to crack the claws before cooking so that the flavor gets in.

Fried Fish Fillets in Tomato and Cheese Sauce

Ever wake up and realize all the food you had was frozen? I have…many times. Or sometimes, I think I have this and that but turns out I don’t have any. This is one of those moments when it’s almost lunch time and I had no idea what to cook! Strangely, even with the pressure of coming up with a decent meal, I enjoyed it. I liked the challenge albeit I was nervous of how it would eventually taste.
The only thing quick enough to cook in the freezer was a pack of frozen fish fillets. While I could easily just fry or grill the fish, I think we already had it that way within the week. Though I still fried it, I did a couple things to make it different and still delicious. After seasoning it with salt and pepper, I fried it till golden brown then set it aside. Next I heated some leftover tomato sauce, added some dried thyme and basil then poured it over the fish, one fillet at a time. Then, I filled a squeeze bottle with some melted cheese and liberally lined the fish with lines of melted cheese. This went into the oven for about 10-15 minutes. Moment of truth came a few minutes after and I was all smiles. :)