When I lived in Florida, I had a friend who I would meet up with for tennis once a week, then we would go back to her house and make a wonderful dinner. Since I've moved to NC, we decided we're going to keep having our dinners, so we have decided to make Tuesdays (for now) the night we make the same recipe. Even with the miles apart, we can still have dinner together! :)
She picked the recipe this week. (I think it's from a weight watchers recipe book, I will have to confirm with her for sure.)
Parmesan and Potato-Crusted Flounder with Tomato-Cilantro Sauce
3 tomatoes chopped
1/2 small onion chopped
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
1 1/2 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2/3 cup potato flakes
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 (1/4 pound) flounder fillets
1 tablespoon olive oil
To make sauce, combine the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, vinegar and salt in a serving bowl
Lightly beat the egg in large bowl. Combine potato flakes, parmesan & pepper on sheet of wax paper. Dip each fillet into the egg to coat on both sides, then into potato mixture, pressing lightly to adheres.
Heat oil in large skillet over med-high heat. Add flounder and cook until browned or just opaque in center 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with sauce. (4 WW points)
I forgot to tell her I don't like my fish or seafood coated with any kind of crusting, but that is ok, I decided to go with it. I only tweaked it a tad. I just threw a salad (greens, spinach, mushrooms, deli olives, yellow bell pepper and roasted pepper dressing) together with it and viola. So simple. It didn't take very long to make at all.
My friend I'm doing the Tuesday night dinners with just started her own blog, Lou Girl Plus Tea. Thank you for the recipe Lou. It was delish!
Here's a photo of Lou's dinner with the same recipe.
Just wanted to show how I rearranged the kitchen. I pushed the table all the way up against the wall to make more room, this is opposite my sink in the same room. Remember I had said I was debating on getting an island so I was using the little kitchen cart for now? I love having one! So I'm in the market now looking for an island. Since I rearranged my kitchen like this, it leaves plenty of room for one. I need to do something with this wall that the chalkboard is on. Would it be crazy for me to paint most of the wall with chalkboard paint and just frame it out with molding?
Here are a few inspiration pics.