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Pan fried trout + Steamed asparagus + ???

post #1 of 14
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Tonight I'm frying some trouts, steaming some asparagus... and what else? 

 

Potatoes seem to be the obvious choice, but I eliminated them because we ate a lot of potatoes already this week. 

 

Rice, pasta... getting a bit tired of it. Quinoa? I usually reserve it for salads....

 

Any idea? 

post #2 of 14

barley.

 

a real picckker-upper from the usual rice/ etc.

 

has the nice earth tones of a trout

post #3 of 14
Fry up an onion, celery and whatever colourful veg you have in that fridge and add it to some couscous. Maybe ?

Petals

Ps you know deep down potato purée would be great. biggrin.gif

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Petals!! It has been for-ev-er! How are you? SO good to see you again here. I thought we'd lost you.... :)

 

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Originally Posted by petalsandcoco View Post

Fry up an onion, celery and whatever colourful veg you have in that fridge and add it to some couscous. Maybe ?

Petals

Ps you know deep down potato purée would be great. biggrin.gif

I do know that. All I can come up with is "potato salad, potato puree, roasted potatoes, fried potatoes.... :lol: but I made a big shepherd's pie on monday so we've been eating potato puree for the past 3 days. I was thinking couscous too, but enhancing it a bit like you said is a good idea. 

 

Now barley? That's not something I'm familiar with. Makes it all the more exciting! I may go for that. 

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Ok so I won't have time to go to the store to get barley but I'm going to use your idea @petalsandcoco !! I'm going to make some sort of warm tabbouleh: couscous, fresh tomatoes & avocadoes, mint & scallions, sliced almonds and raisins.

post #6 of 14

Here's a quick and simple recipe, for mine I add cayenne powder instead of sugar, and rarely apples.

 

http://todayicooked.blogspot.com/2010/01/sudanese-couscous.html

 

 

mjb.


Edited by teamfat - 3/5/14 at 9:56pm
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post #7 of 14
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Thanks mjb, very interesting recipe. 

 

I ended up going for the Tabbouleh. Thank you petals! :D

 

 

post #8 of 14

That looks excellent, well done!  What's the sauce on the asparagus?

 

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All I can come up with is "potato salad, potato puree, roasted potatoes, fried potatoes.... :lol: 

 

Whenever I want to eat potatoes but have run out of ideas on how to eat them I visit tastespotting.com and I'm reminded of how versatile the potato really is.  My new thing is to slice the potatoes into very thin rounds, season with oil and herbs, and then arrange into little stacks.  Roast covered and then uncover halfway through.  

 

Now I'm thinking out loud but I'd like to experiment with potato napoleons.  Perhaps with eggplant, tomatoes, mushrooms.  Must go think!

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post #9 of 14

HEY PETALS !  Long time since you havebeen on here. How are you?,and the cat.

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Fry up an onion, celery and whatever colourful veg you have in that fridge and add it to some couscous. Maybe ?

Petals

Ps you know deep down potato purée would be great. biggrin.gif

 

So nice to watch you posting again, petals! I missed you.

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That looks excellent, well done!  What's the sauce on the asparagus?

Thank you Kouk'! The sauce is a simple mustard vinaigrette (mustard, vinegar, S & P, olive oil).

post #12 of 14
FF : You always now how to come through on a dish, it looks great. When talking about spuds , I so hear you .

Ed and Chris : So good to see you , you both inspire me and I'm so happy to touch base again.
As for the cat ? Healthy , happy and oh so loved.

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post #13 of 14

Fried fish and baked beans are a great pairing

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Fried fish and baked beans are a great pairing

 

Out and about running errands, last stop the market. Picked up some salmon and a can of beans, then get home, relax and read this.  What a coincidence!

 

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