Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Date + Game Night
First I sauteed virginia ham with onions and garlic and chopped up small shrimp.
The chinese broccoli greens are to be added later (at the very end)
I cut up some yellow bell pepper and cooked it for 15 minutes in a simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water) along with black pepper a garlic clove and a mandarin orange.
This I then pureed and strained reduced and added some butter (the good stuff... you know what i'm talking about) and used it in the final sauce.
I then defrosted some tilapia filets
a couple of shrimps
and stuffed the first with the last, using a toothpic to keep it together.
I added the Kolrabi to the onions and ham
I then stuffed the tilapia lightly with the sauteed mixture while seating it on a bed of Kolrabi.
I topped it with a really small bit (half a teaspoon) of apple cranberry chutney
It is very pungent and adds quite a bit of aroma with big bits of apple, cranberry and spice. This went into a 350 degree Farenheit oven for around 10 minutes.
I served with some bagged mixed vegetables and the yellow pepper sauce over top and on the side
it turned out really good, with a nice contrast of sweet sauce, salty pork, mild fish and pungent cranberry sauce.
Tricia opened some wine
our house wine