Friday, September 28, 2007

You say potato, I say poh-tah-toh CHIPS!

Mediterannean Cod with Pink & Purple Poh-tah-toh Chips

The fish is a take off on my traditional halibut, cod, flounder standby where I saute ribbons of onions and garlic with some fresh pepper, usually the small hot variety, then add chunks of tomato that become smashed and turn it into a "stewpy" sauce. This time I added thick slices of a fresh, sweet, red pepper that was begging to be eaten. (It was also yummy while fresh dipped in hummus while we waited for our starchy friends to finish cooking)

Close up of the Pink and Purple Potato Chips in all their crispy, crunchy goodness!

These guys were an impromptu delight. Usually the hubsband (yes I did mean to spell it that way, it's better than when we were engaged and I called him my financier!) likes the smashed variety with a bit of sauteed garlic and dill in olive oil.

This time I sliced them to boil them a bit faster, we were starving, and when they were about done (read: we had already snacked on everything not nailed down and weren't as ravenous) I transfered them into a nonstick skillet with olive oil then seasoned them with kosher salt and pepper.

And voila! An impromptu dish becomes a standby. Oh yes, my starchy friends, your days are numbered :)


Anonymous said...


How do you do this everyday??? My husband would be so jealous!!! your meals are beautiful!! I hope one day you'll cook for me, I want to taste it all!! love you, Kim

Anonymous said...

Each day you seem to outdo yourself...I can't wait to see what is on tonights menu!!!

This cod dish, with the potatoes looks fabulous...any leftovers?


nancy b

amandajean said...

I know that standby fish dinner. :)it's become one of my standby dinners as well! thanks for sharing it with me.

those potato chips sound great. now I know what I am going to try for dinner tonight! gotta love kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. mmmm.

david mcmahon said...

Wonderful, Lindsay

In cod we trust!

countrygirlcityliving said...

Is that you all the way from Georgia? I would love the chance to head south with Gary and cook you and James dinner...just let me know when Quinn can start eating real people food and we will be there.
Much love to you.

countrygirlcityliving said...

Thanks again NKB. I learned from the best ;)

countrygirlcityliving said...

We should put together a book of these easy weeknight dinners, wouldn't that be fun? You could be queen of the table scapes, sharing creative decorating ideas for dinner parties and I could concoct fun dishes. Then we could throw lots of parties and see who likes what!

countrygirlcityliving said...

Hi David!
I love reading your witty remarks on my blog and mostly on yours. I admire your camera work, too!
Have a great weekend.