Tag Archives: Potato

Summer’s Heirloom Catch!

14 Jun

Parmesan Potato-Crusted Halibut with Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini

Have you ever come across a recipe that sounded so great that you just had to share it with your family and friends? Well Studded family today I have found that recipe. While looking through one of my many cookbooks, I came across a recipe that made my mouth water at the very site of the words… “Parmesan Potato-Crusted Halibut with Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini”. Doesn’t that sound just amazing?

First of all I think that heirloom tomatoes are absolutely beautiful and extremely flavorful. This week we are not focusing on heirloom tomatoes, but I just had to share a beautiful photo.

Heirloom Tomatoes

I have to admit that this time around I do not have all of the ingredients for this recipe readily available, so I am required to pay a visit to the market… One of my favorite places to be ;-).

Give this wonderful summer recipe a try and let me know how it turns out. I would love to hear your feedback!

Parmesan Potato-Crusted Halibut with Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini

2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
4 Tbsp instant mashed potatoes
1 Tsp dried thyme
Salt and pepper
4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 (6 ounce) portions halibut fillet
8 Large heirloom tomatoes, chopped, or 2 pints organic cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ Cup chopped green onion
2 Cups diced zucchini
1 Bunch fresh basil, chopped
2 Tsp sherry vinegar

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a shallow bowl, combine Parmesan, potatoes, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Heat a nonstick ovenproof saute pan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Coat 1 side of halibut with the potato mixture, pressing to adhere. Place fillets potato side down in the heated saute pan. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. When the potato is golden brown (about 5 minutes), carefully turn the fillets over and place the pan in the oven. Cook until almost done, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato-zucchini mixture to the pan, being careful not to cover the halibut. Continue cooking for 2 minutes, or until the halibut is just cooked.

Mmm take a bite out of that!

Hershey’s Fun Food Fact Finds…

15 Sep

Did you know that…

Blueberries fight the bacteria that causes diarrhea.

Most of the nutrients in a potato reside just below the skin layer.

An avocado has more than twice as much potassium as a banana.

Bananas are a natural antacid. They soothe heartburn or gastric distress.

Cranberry juice is good for urinary tract infections. Why? Because the juice inhibits a type of bacteria that clings to the wall of the bladder and causes infection.

Ginger root fights nausea caused by motion sickness and relieves migraine headaches. Make a tea of fresh ginger root by simmering it in water for ten minutes.

After oil, coffee is the world’s second-most-valuable commodity exported by developing countries. The global coffee industry earns an estimated $60 billion annually.

Worcestershire sauce is made from dissolved fish. – The world renown English sauce is made with liquefied anchovies. The anchovies are soaked in vinegar until they are totally melted down. This includes the bones and all!

Cilantro is a member of the carrot family and Cilantro may be useful to treat urinary tract infections. Both the leaves and seeds aid digestion, relieve intestinal gas, pain and distention. They also treat nausea, soothe inflammation, rheumatic pain, headaches, coughs and mental stress.

Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma. The reason for this is that coconut water (the water found in coconuts-not to be confused with coconut milk, which comes from the flesh of the coconut) is sterile and has an ideal pH level. Coconut water is liquid endosperm- it surrounds the embryo and provides nutrition.

Does anything here surprise you?  I didn’t make the facts; I’m just passing them along. I hope you had as much fun reading them as I did.

Mmm take a bite out of that!

Sources:  Fact Monster, Forensic Science Technician, How Stuff Works