Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mediterrean Broiled Fish


You wouldn't believe all of the crazy stuff going on, well if you've been hanging around here long enough, you probably would.  We are in the middle of an amazing soccer season!  The girls' team is undefeated and my oldest Lauren (below, white jersey, #16) was made Captain this summer.  Come to think of it, in the power rankings for the NCAA, LSU is #1 and in the NFL power rankings, the Saints are #2.  Since I have two girls on the team I'm doing twice the "mom" volunteer stuff.  This past week, since having carpal tunnel surgery, my chopping hand is getting it's strength back to be able to chop.




Guess what else? She will be inducted into the National Honor Society tomorrow night.

Sooooooo, I needed to cook some brain food.  I mean what if she figures out, you know, that I'm not the shiniest penny?  Between you and me, I think she already knows...

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.



Season two hearty, white fish filets with salt and a smidge of cayenne on each side.  I used Tilapia filets.  Sprinkle the filets liberally with soy sauce.  If you have it, use the good stuff, the Tamari.  Let them sit out for a few minutes and let all of the flavors mingle.



I would not recommend using anything other than cast iron for this recipe.  Add two tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter to a cast iron skillet and heat over medium.  Make sure the skillet is heat through before adding the fish.  Carefully add the fish and  cook for 4 minutes. 





Carefully turn the filets and cook on the other side for 3 to 4 minutes.  Remove the skillet from the heat momentarily.




Sprinkler a 1/4 cup white wine over the filets and add the following to each:  A few small pats of butter, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 2 tablespoons of finely chopped chives, 2 teaspoons of capers, 1 tablespoon of sliced Kalamata olives.



Finish off with 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Place the skillet in the oven for 10 minutes on the middle rack and then run the skillet under the broiler until the fish is golden brown.


This and a nice salad, a glass of wine, This was eyes roll in the back of your head good! 


Just one more food porn shot.  I have to make this again and soon!



9 comments:

Debbie said...

Great looking fish...I could eat fish every night. My husband would love you since you said not to make this in anything but a cast iron pan! He swears by his cast iron pan and loves it!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Love the action shot and the fish!

David said...

Katherine, Great looking fish entree! We just don't eat enough fish at home... Need to work on that! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

The Japanese Redneck said...

Congrats to the team.

That's fish looks awesome!

Claudia said...

Thank-you, Katherine. I now have dinner! Your girls are growing so fast. It seems like a blink of an eye from high school sports and NHS to college. Enjoy! And congrats to your daughter. Captain! Wow!

Big Dude said...

Looks absolutely fabulous Katherine and congrats to the young ladies.

Joanne said...

Umm yeah this is absolutely food porn! With olives and cheese...you can sign me up for this.

MaryBeth said...

Way to go girls....the fish looks fabulous.

The Blonde Duck said...

Hoping to try this tonight!