Friday, March 7, 2014

Orange Roughy with Herbed Peaches - 52 Simple but Next Level Dishes

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The season of Lent is upon us.

Which for our little family means fish on Friday (a little bit more, but for the blog... Fish on Friday).

I do not observe the season myself (well, I guess I do just cause I eat what my wife eats, but she gets more out of it than I do). However, I did a little checking. In the 50's, the church would make eating meat a mortal sin and you were doomed to hell (or at the least purgatory) if you had those ribs you wanted. But, thanks to the Vatican II conference of the early 60's, meat eating was no longer a mortal sin.

It does beg the question of what happened to those souls that ate meat during the time it was a mortal sin? But, in the end, it is probably a moot point, as the type of people who eat meat on Friday are likely to be the type of people who commit other sins and they end up in Hell anyway...

But I digress...

This Fish is very very easy.  SImply heat butter, season with a little fresh garlic.  Then set up three stage dredging station... Flour the fish (helps the egg stick)... Dredge in whipped egg and then in Panko Bread Crumbs for that crispy coating.  The peaches (from yesterday's post) are just as easy.  Only real tough part id to be careful to NOT overcook... Only 4 minutes per side is plenty.  Go ahead an cover the fish while it cooks.  Putting a lid on the pan will help turn the pan into an oven for more even heating.  It also traps the steam, steaming the fish to tenderness as well.

the whole plate was FAST to put together (about 15 minutes), Easy to prepare and those bits of fish covered with the peaches were about as good as it gets! 

Lent dish or not, not a lot of sacrificing in serving this.  Delicious!

OK... Here's what I did...

Orange Roughy
with Herbed Peaches

  • 2 Pieces Orange Roughy
  • 1 Cup Herbed Peaches
  • 3 TBS Butter
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Cup Flour for breading
  • 3 Large Eggs, beaten
  • 1 Cup Italian seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat Butter, and garlic in medium frying pan.
  2. Whisk egg in a small to medium bowl.
  3. Roll fish in flour.
  4. Dip floured fish in egg and then roll fish in Italian Panko bread crumbs.
  5. Place fish in pan, cover with lid and cook approximately 4 minutes per side or until desired doneness.
  6. Place fish on plate and top with peach salsa.
  7. Serve Hot and ENJOY!
Best part of this fish was the parts that were draped by the peaches.  The syrup/juice from the peaches added an extra layer of deliciousness to the dish!


This simple recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Simple but Next Level Dishes"!

Kind of an odd title for these posts. But the longer sentence is... Simple recipes that are easy and inexpensive that will take your cooking to the next level... Things like easy pickled items (I always have a jar of Pickled Red Onions for sandwiches in my fridge). Or how about the easiest bread to make in the world... Beer Bread that is tasty on it's own but also makes a wonderful open face pizza style sandwich... With easy to make Tomato Sauce. Or how about Roasting Garlic for a spread on toast points for a unique appetizer. Infusing Oil with Herbs or spices or spicy peppers. Or how about making your own BBQ sauce. Nothing sets you apart as a grill master like setting out a jar of your own specialty BBQ Sauce.

You get the idea. These recipes are very simple, take very little time but will set you apart as a better cook...


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