Thursday, March 7, 2013

Haddock with Garlicky Breadcrumbs and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Amber and I did an encore presentation of her pop-up bistro,
The Sassy Pumpkin on Wednesday

For the entree we served Baked Haddock with
Garlic Breadcrumbs over a Black bean mixture,
topped with a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Guacamole

It was awfully good, so I thought I'd share the recipe

For the crumbs, take some older bread and process it into crumbs,
I like them to have some texture.  Then sauté
them in melted butter/oil and some chopped garlic until golden brown

Lay your fish filets out on a baking tray, season with salt
and smoked paprika and top lightly with bread crumbs
Drizzle with a bit of oil
Bake in a 400 degree oven until flaky, approximately 15 minutes for thin filets

Roast your red peppers.
  I do it by setting them directly on the burners of my gas stove and charring them.
Put them in a bowl and cover them with a paper towel or wax paper
for about 20 minutes so they steam and you can peel the charred skin away.
Seed and stem them and cut them into big chunks.

Puree them in a food processor with
some lemon juice, salt, pepper and a bit of parsley
With the motor running,
add enough olive oil for an emulsified sauce
Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper

Instead of something like rice, I took some cooked black beans,
mashed them lightly and sautéed them in coconut oil
with onion, a tiny bit of garlic, oregano, paprika, ancho chili,
pinch of cayenne and salt
Finish with a squirt of lime and some chopped fresh parsley

I placed the fish on the beans, topped it with the red pepper sauce
and finished it off with homemade guacamole

Have a wonderful weekend everyone,


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    1. You are SO kind. Thank you for the inspiration!