Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The blacksmith picks a good recipe!

The Missouri Conservation magazine came out a few weeks ago.
The blacksmith saw a recipe in there he wanted to try.
I must say I was a little skeptical.

Tonight, I will say I completely changed my way of thinking after tasting his creation.

It beats any shrimp creole I ever had in New Orleans.
Thanks dear! It was fantastic!




Here's the recipe.

BLUEGILL CREOLE
¼ cup chopped onion
1/4 cup celery
1/4 cup green pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
¾ cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon tomato paste
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon each dried basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon each white, black, and cayenne pepper
Dash paprika
½ cup diced Italian tomatoes, drained
1 pound bluegill fillets
Hot cooked rice
Minced fresh parsley
In a small skillet, sauté the onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in oil until tender. Add the broth, tomato paste and seasonings and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in Italian tomatoes.

Arrange the fillets in a greased 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch baking dish; top with vegetable mixture. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve over rice and sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.

Party post still coming soon.

8 comments:

Deanna said...

Blacksmith did good. That looks amazingly yummy. Will have to try it sometime soon.

More rain.... did you notice?

Diana said...

Looks so good!

Dar said...

It's amazing how our guys can surprise us with a good recipe once in awhile...looks lip-smacking. I love this kind of cooking...so interesting to use bluegill. Will try this one. Maybe he'd like my ribs.
BlessYa

Flat Creek Farm said...

Looks fantastic. Ahh, men who COOK. Even a Blacksmith -
I am GREEN :)
-T

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've printed the recipe Patti - I may not get it made before we leave but for sure when I get back. blessings, marlene

Sara said...

Mark needs to make this for me. Stat!

Mel said...

I'm glad it turned out so well!!

I'm scared of anything seafood, so I'll take your word for it!

I LOVE your profile pic!!

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

So how many bluegill did you catch to make a pound of them? Looks yummy! Hope you stay dry at graduation tonight. Tell Marla we missed her at lunch toady.