Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

We really need to thank Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for hosting Outdoor Wednesday. She gives us a reason to get outdoors and explore nature!

Canadian Steel Head Trout

Picked up some Canadian Steel Head Trout ...I absolutely love this fish.
It is tender,delicate and not as fatty as traditional salmon.

I really didnt do much to it. Lemon,Parsley,Old Bay and a little black pepper.
It came perfect.

I also made what I call a vegetable medley rice .
I saluted onion,shallot,scallion,carrot,celery and sweet red pepper.
Then I add the rice and saute.
Add the water and salt and bring to a boil.
Once it reaches a boil I turn down the heat to the lowest setting and I let the rice simmer...never lift the top until its done and never ever stir the rice. Just let it be!

I also saluted onion,shallot,garlic and some mushrooms...once translucent I added diced yellow squash.
I let it cook slowly. It came perfect! Not mushy- firm yet still tender.

Did I mention I made a loaf of bread...It was all very yummy!

Monday, June 22, 2009