Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Baked Veggie Fish

Last night, my little guy requested fish. Never one to ignore a reasonable request form my youngest picky eater, I came up with this. I cooked it in the oven, because it's still cold here, melting notwithstanding. It was easy and good.


Thick fish fillets, 4 to 8 ounces per person
2 carrots, peeled
1 medium onion, peeled
2 ribs celery, sliced

1/4 cup (1/4 stick) butter
2 tbsp heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt

fresh ground pepper to taste

In an ovenproof pan, melt the butter (I used a pyrex baking dish and melted t
he butter in the microwave). Grate the carrots and onion, mix with the celery, and stir into the melted butter to coat. Slide the veggies aside, and add the fish; scoop the veggies over and beside the fish. Pour the cream over the entire mixture. In a measuring cup, whisk the milk with the cornstarch and salt. Pour evenly over the fish and veggies. Grind plenty of pepper over the top of the fish, and bake at 425F for 15 to 20 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with white or wild rice cooked with grated onion, grated carrot, sliced celery and parsley.
My older boys grumble about fish, so they weren't all that wild about this. But my dearly beloved and the "little" boys greatly enjoyed it, so this will grace our table again.

And since I only have one rather blurry picture of this fish, how about a typical picture of everyone's friend, indulging in his favorite activity, meditations!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh we love that fishy stuff lady
Benny & Lily

Breezy Point Mom said...

Awwwwww..... cute Thor.

pam said...

Thor makes everything better!

Ann Made Studio said...

What a gorgeous face!

The Blonde Duck said...

You won the dog giveaway! I'm shooting Ginger your e-mail!

Diane said...

Sounds an interesting recipe. Thor looks like he is not a fish fan snoozing away like that :) Diane

Dexter said...

I don't care if the photo was blurry, I am sure it was total yummers. Right, Thor?


Big Dude said...

He's such a clever dog. I can tell he's really on full alert protecting the household from all enemies foreign and domestic.

Unknown said...

Cute dish..pretty fishy too..dont worry about the photo.ur dish is superb..


SissySees said...

Hem. The Knight was in the office, saw the title and said, "Don't bother." He made childish faces until "we" got to Thor, when he grinned...

gMarie said...

Fish looks yummy. We had some the other night - JB cooked! It was good (but then you know I'm a firm believer that anything I don't have to cook is wonderful, right?)

Happy Thursday! g

Lapdog Creations said...

Happy Thorsday! xoxo

Deana Sidney said...

The fish looks very excitable.. but the recipe is pure comfort food... can I ever get tired of Thor... don't think so... just aren't enough big guys in the world for my taste... I agree with pam.. Thor makes everything better!