Saturday, July 4, 2015

Weekend in a French Kitchen - Skate with Brown Butter and Capers

I signed up for a new cooking adventure!  It is called Weekend in a French Kitchen.  We will be cooking authentic French dishes from two separate books each week.  Chandler has been to France many times and explored so he was super excited to try my new dish and he was not disappointed.  I hope to get the chance to visit France in the near future.
 
Our first dish was Skate with Brown Butter and Capers and can be found on page 50 of Daniel Boulud's book (which he co-authored with Dorie Greenspan) named Café Boulud.  Since I am highly allergic to shellfish, I tend to shy away from any seafood dish due to cross-contamination, but I wanted to try this one and make it completely by the recipe.  Skate fish was not available here so I made it with tilapia, another mild white fish.  This was not a difficult recipe and came together quickly.  We really enjoyed it.  I only had a few bites of the fish but it was very tasty!  It was fish, capers, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, parsley and butter, plus salt and pepper.  The entire meal took only about thirty minutes to prepare.

The other book we will be using is A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse by Mimi Thorisson.  My first recipe out of this book will be posted tomorrow.

     If you would like to read about our group and see how the others prepared their dish, click this link here.   Next week's recipe is Chilled Spring Pea Soup, page 112.  We are not allowed to publish the actual recipe, but you should purchase the books.  They are wonderful.  

7 comments:

Kayte said...

You tasted the fish??? Who is this??? lol Just kidding around as I know your adventurous nature doesn't usually include fish. I'm so happy you are cooking in this group, it's always better cooking with friends right off the bat! Looks like you did a great job. Mark is the same way, he was so disappointed when the Whisk Chicks dispersed and I stopped doing French cuisine each week. He was so happy to see me joining this group that he went right out and bought the book and ordered the other one (because the bookstore only carried one of them). We needed another group to join, right? Let's see, I think we have done about half a dozen groups together over the years, right? This will be a good one! xo my friend.

Camilla Mann said...

So glad you've joined the fun. We are in for an adventure, aren't we?!?

Cakelaw said...

This was good, wasn't it. So simple and easy too - my kind of dish.

Joan said...

Love your photo. I might have to try this again with tilapia. It was delicious with flounder.

Christy said...

Don't you just love delicious and simple French dishes?

So glad you are joining us in this journey! We are sure to have excellent kitchen skills by the end of these books!

Tammy said...

I am all about simple meals that taste like a million bucks ... and this one qualifies!

Arisuchan said...

its a shame you couldnt eat more! this was a really lovely dish! ;)