I have to admit; for a healthy cook, I created a carb and cheese frenzy last night. Yes, I did seven circuits with Jillian (DVD) today before I taught a web class at 7 am, thank you very much!
I am woman. Yeah!
I am STILL trying to excuse myself for eating so much last night.
AND -- Since we are going to be eating for a week straight come Friday night, I decided we needed to go a little lighter this evening. It was 70 here in
today. It was a good day/night to break out the seafood. It’s going back down to 29 degrees on Monday night. Florida
I also promised you a few nights ago that I was going to be the head cook of the Seafood Grotto in my holiday village when Yummy’s Bakery gig didn’t work out. I am a woman of my word. Always. Tonight is about seafood. Move over, cookie...
I often make a basic baked snapper with wine, butter, tomato, bell pepper and onion. Our friend, Mike, was down this year with a health issue and my fish dish always seemed to cheer him up. Something about good food that makes everything all right.
As we all do as the holidays near, I often buy these boxed appetizers to make our parties easier. No, sorry, I don’t make everything from scratch! Who on earth has the time unless you have a contract with Food Network?
I had an extra box of crab cakes on hand. I decided to bake them up, cool them, and use them as a crab stuffing for a snapper dish tonight. Perfectly seasoned, the only thing I added to the crab stuffing was sautéed celery.
and white pepper on the fish. Of course, I used Mike’s favorite tomato, onion and bell pepper with a little wine and butter as the inspiration. Old Bay
There is so much that you can do with a basic recipe like this to mix it up and make it your own. This is a great way to use up those leftover holiday appetizers you bought for the party but never used!
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