Trying something new today. There’s inspiration all around me for new dishes- my magazine subscriptions, my work in the restaurant industry, meals when I eat out, and people telling me what they are cooking. In this category, I will share some of these ideas that I put into use. I’ll start with Baked Flounder with Tomatoes and Basil. This came to me through this month’s Bon Appetit (The Restaurant Issue Sept 2011).
This is truly one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever tried. It is a reminder of how very simple things can be very delicious. It turned out to be marvelous in taste and a crowd pleaser.
To complete the meal, I decided to add haricot verts and polenta. I blanched the beans and left them with a crunch and a bright green color. I had never cooked polenta, so I decided to keep it simple. It cooks in one minute and the taste was so good. I substituted half of the water with chicken stock. At the end of cooking, I added a little butter, half & half, parmesan, and salt/pepper.
The end product was an incredible meal. Definitely a keeper.