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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

All In One Night- A New Fish Recipe & A New Vegetable!!!



Tonight, we had one of our "Let"s Eat Healthy!" moments. We had bought quite a bit of flounder on sale ( 5lbs frozen fillets), and thought a new recipe beyond just broiling it was in order. Also this past weekend, the produce section had a sale on a product I had seen before, but had never tried- Broccoflower!
The Broccoflower is essentially a cauliflower that is about the same color as broccoli. Invented (?) in the Netherlands, it was touted to be milder smelling and sweeter than plain cauliflower. Seeds were sold to a company in California, and domestic growing commenced. For $1 a head, I had nothing to lose. Simply steamed as you would for cauliflower, then buttered and salted to taste- here's what I thought: It smelled a little stronger than expected, and the flavor was neutral, borderline bland. Good texture- all in all not too bad!
The fish recipe was; thin sliced, raw onion laid in a skillet that had been sprayed with olive oil, four fillets seasoned with Old Bay and placed on the bed of onions, with approx. 1/2 cup of V-8 juice poured into skillet. Poached ingredients for about 10 minutes, and served. I would make this again! Simple, yet flavorful, the meal was low cal and tasty! Now I'm off the hook eating healthy for a few days-at least!

18 comments:

doggybloggy said...

sounds great, we need to buy old bay by the barrel around here it goes on anything and everything... for the kid it is the secret weapon thats not so secret.

Lynda said...

The fish looks really good. I think I have tried broccoflower before, and I though tit was ok, but I really can't remember now.

Awesome meal, though.

pinknest said...

mmmm, now i'd feel really good eating a lot of this!

Casdok said...

A broccoflower! What ever will they think of nexr, but sounds yummy!!

Paul Champagne said...

For a guy that really hates vegetables, the broccoflower is just another thing to avoid ... the fish however looks mouthwatering.

doggybloggy said...

ace pictures

Odat said...

Great fish recipe! Simple too!
Peace

Finn said...

I'll pass on the fish, thanks. The smell alone kills my appetite!

I love Broccoflower! You should try it mashed with a bit of gorganzola cheese (not too much or it's not healthy, right?). Yum!

Stephanie said...

Healthy. Bleh!

Akelamalu said...

I've never heard of broccoflower let alone seen it. I don't think we get it over here - yet.

That fish recipes sounds yummy!

Kate said...

wow... that sounds really healthy! I really like broccoflower. I had fried chicken for lunch! uggg

buffalodickdy said...

DogB- It doesn't take much to flavor anything, and the salt is in it already! Thanks for the comment on the pictures- good color contrast and quality for a change!
lynda- Broccoflower looks cooler the plain cauliflower- but that's the only major difference...
Pink- I think it's too simple for a sophisticated lady like you!
casdok- I'm afraid of "what they'll think of next"! This at least was harmless...
Paul- The fish surprised us pleasantly- simple, tasty, and different-all at once!
odat- First time made and came out great- who expected that??!!
Finn- You're right, it would benefit from a cheese sauce, for taste and also appearance when plated.
Steph- Once or twice a week- max! I'm easing into this healthy food thing...
ake- Hit the Chunnel and get some from the Netherlands!! It's where they created it.
Kate- Fried chicken would scratch an itch I've had ever since eating that green-lookin' veggie....

Sornie said...

I've heard of the freakishly weird broccoflower but I am satisfied with the two that formed it in their natural state -- separate.

HAR said...

I have never even seen broccoflower.

meredic said...

I had an aunt from Weston Super Mare whose doctor had told her to eat a more healthy diet. She used to pick at a salad until she couldnt stand it any more and then eat a proper meal.
I think she thought that the salad was a medicine she had to take before real food in order to counter possible adverse effects...

urban vegan said...

I have yet to try broccoflower, but I'm sure I'll love it--pretty color. I also saw purple cauliflower at the market last week.

Nancybee said...

I like fish yet I have never had that kind. Looks quite tasty with the sauce.... ;-) Pleasing for the eyes...

buffalodickdy said...

sornie- I'll eat veggies now I'm an adult. I discovered butter, cheese sauce, even red pasta sauce on some helped me deal with the "roots and bushes" some call vegetables...
har- It looks like the picture, but the green is not all the way thru- only on the surfaces you see when it's whole...
meredic- I order a chefs salad, pour blue cheese dressing on the cheese, ham, turkey, hard boiled egg, and carrots on top and eat them. The lettuce sits there because I'm full, and out of blue cheese dressing...
UrbanV- I know you'll love it- it didn't bleed when I cut it up into florets....:)Only kiddin, sweetie!
nancybee- flounder, and sole are thin flat fish, with a mild flavor that I think really needs seasoning or sauce to bring out its' pleasant taste and texture..