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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

And, that was August........

Thank you for traveling the August road and every road on my 3 year journey.......

It's been quite a journey....hasn't it?

And, it ain't over yet!

I'm looking forward to the Judiland mysteries on Stories from the Road!

Here's to the road of September!!!!!!!!

By the way.....before I forget, I just have to share this unforgettable recipe for Chilean Sea Bass with you. I never tried making this particular fish on my own!
Now, I have no idea why I waited so long!
This dish is an absolute stunner and tastes phenomenal.
I made it for a moon-lit empty nester's dinner on the deck last night.
I served it with a new Italian white wine that I recently discovered--Marchesi di Barolo Gavi 2008.
It was the perfect end to a pretty okay Monday.....

Tuscan Style Sea Bass
  • 4 (6-ounce) pieces Chilean sea bass
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning fish
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning fish
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus 3 tablespoons
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 Roma tomatoes-crushed (retain most of liquid)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves


Season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper. Put the flour in a shallow bowl, dredge the fish, tapping off the excess flour to create a light coating.

In a medium nonstick fry pan, heat the 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Cook the fish until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer fish to a plate.

Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and heat the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, tomatoes, wine, parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook at a simmer for 10 minutes. Add the basil and the fish and heat for 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Please try it!!!! You will be so happy you did!
Don't wait as long as I did!


Gen said...

YUM! I am always reluctant to cook fish, afraid I will get it wrong, but I'm trying this one! Happy empty nesting, hope everyone is settled in and ready for a new year.

Jody V said...

Hey Judi -

That is my favorite fish! I have it once a week. Try it also over a bed of spinach and slivered almonds. Cook with a tad of broth. Oh good!


Jody V said...

Oh..and of course...garlic!!

Kathy said...

Sounds delicious!! I've never tried chilean sea bass, oddly enough. I'll have to do that soon. Glad your special dinner came out so well. Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. You are such a dear friend.

Bonnie said...

Will definitely give it a try. Thanks.