Tuesday, September 27, 2011
What To Serve With the Crunchy Baked Haddock?
Or quirky things like - not liking anything green - including specks of zucchini in muffins even if they're loaded with chocolate chips. He and his brother have told me more than once that they don't eat fish. Although the little one loves, loves, loves lox and smoked mackerel. I guess no one told him they are fish. Shhhhhhh!
Yesterday, my Honey had a last minute business dinner to go to so I had the chance to eat a side dish that he would never put in his mouth. I had already semi prepared the Crunchy Baked Haddock using the fillets I bought at The Fish Shop at Pier 20 at the market on Saturday. I knew he would love that for a main dish. I was going to roast some beets and carrots, which he does relish. But when he called to say he wouldn't be home for dinner... I decided to use the eggplant, which I normally would disguise in a dish like Lamb & Eggplant Shepherd's Pie or Lamb & Eggplant Burgers (a real treat).
And while it doesn't look pretty, or even have a real recipe, I had to share my fried eggplant with you. Thinly sliced eggplant, a humongous garlic clove, sliced paper thin, lots of butter and olive oil - not a very heart healthy dish, but... so delicious. Cook over medium high heat until the eggplant and garlic slices are crispy on the outside and tender within. Sprinkle with some coarse sea salt and serve...careful not to drool all over yourself.
What's your favorite thing to whip up when there's only you to please? My Honey was actually surprised that I didn't make liver.