Friday, February 20, 2009

Cheddar Fish, but not Goldfish

Last night, the little boys were sick. Sleep all day, sneeze a little, cough a lot, leave poor Thor lonely...you get the picture. Anyway, dinner needed to be fast and easy so I could get my sickos back to bed. This fish was fast and easy, and everyone liked it. There's not much of a recipe here; it was more of "winging it"!
Saute the fish filets in 2 tbsp butter until cooked. Remove the fish from the skillet, whisk in 1 tbsp cornstarch, then add 3/4 cup heavy cream and 3/4 cup milk to make white sauce. Return the fish to the skillet, top with diced tomato and thick slices of cheddar. Cover and simmer until the cheese melts. I served this with heart attack potatoes - so dubbed by my middle daughter when she was about 13. Sliced red skinned potatoes, boiled, with the skin on, until tender, then stirred with 1 stick of melted butter, copious amounts of freshly ground pepper, and 1/4 cup chopped parsley per 2 pounds of potatoes. Her reaction the first time I made them? "Heart attack goodness on a plate!"

7 comments:

Channon said...

I couldn't get your DoT post to load correctly, so I'll tell you here that I think I'll have to let my girls use the Thor method of random selection next time!

Paula said...

Oh bummer, so sorry that the boys are under the weather. I bet Thor is missing his buddies. Hopefully they'll perk up today. Love your cheddar fish! That white sauce sounds great, and I really like the tomatoes on top. Your potatoes are killer, too! Hope you stay healthy! Should I send some milkshakes over?

Grace said...

i just read a super long post about how italians never combine fish and cheese. frankly, this appeals to me more. :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Hope your boys are feeling better soon. Poor Thor, I bet he is lonely; you'll have to run and play with him Marjie - I'm counting on you! ;-)

For winging it, the fish looks really good!

Pam said...

The whole meals looks perfect. Rich, creamy and delicious.

Hope the boys feel better soon.

noble pig said...

Poor guys! This looks like a delicious dinner...wow, love it.

Pam said...

Oh, poor babies, and poor lonely Thor! I hope they're feeling better.