Thursday, October 21, 2010

Culinary Adventures with Bob and Al: Cook Like an Iron Chef Strikes Again

We made this on Tuesday and it was good. Like trying to impress somebody good.

It did leave our house smelling like halibut the next day. eeehhhhhhhh. But a quick air out of the house fixed that issue right up and is probably a healthy thing to do anyway.

Here's the recipe.

Yes, I agree that Pan-Roasted Pacific Halibut, Sicilian Cauliflower, Capers, Raisins, Orange Brown Butter sounds like a little intimidating at first. I promise that it's easy and if we can do it, literally anyone can.

I'm realizing that I'm the worst at food pictures, but here's a pic anyway. 

really good and i didn't even think i liked capers

In other culinary news worth mention. Robert made up a Sweet Italian Chili Recipe that we did in our slow cooker on Sunday. It was really good too. Yes, he seriously made it up. Bobby Flay. Watch. Out. 


1 can of canelli beans
1 can of great Northern beans
1 can tomato sauce
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 red onion chopped
3 bell peppers chopped
Bacon - as little or much as you would like chopped
Italian Seasoning (in the spice section at the supermarket)
Salt and Pepper
A sprinkle of brown sugar
A splash of maple syrup 
(am I missing something, Bob?)

Slow cook it all for 5 hours, about 30 minutes til it's done add a can of sweet peas. Great with a crusty garlic bread and salad! (We did the bread, not salad. Bob doesn't do salad) Anyway, it was delish. Dinner for us for two nights, which makes it even better. (sidenote: If you want the bacon crispy, fry or bake it before you throw it in the slow cooker.)

While it was cooking, Sarah came to pick me up for a Sunday afternoon outing. When I got in the car she said, "You smell like good food." Ha. Bacon=good food. Glad I had on that good "slow cooker" perfume on Sunday. 

One last tidbit of culinary delight in the Scarff house. Halloween candy has been purchased. When Bob saw this, he said, "who is this for?" We don't have trick or treaters in our neighborhood or at least we didn't last year. I replied, "they're for us! Halloween candy makes me happy, okay!!" So defensive. Yikes. Come on over for fun sized Snickers and dums dums - we've got them! I'm already 3 Snickers down and it's been less that 24 hours. Happy Halloween to me!! 


PearlsAndGreenTea said...

This looks really good! I love capers and fish!

Robert said...

We used diced tomatoes, not crushed. Definitely fry the bacon. Also, the chili could stand a little less sweetness. Maybe omit maple syrup.

alexis scarff said...

PearlsAndGreenTea, hellooo there!! This dish will be right up your alley!! Super yummy! i'm so excited to discover your blog!!

Honey, thank you for the tips on your chili recipe! :)