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This year for Christmas a close friend explained they had nothing to do or go for Christmas. Lovie being the person she is, invited them over to spend it with us and that I would make dinner, which I was very happy to do.
 
This year, I decided to prepare red snapper. However with its bland texture and lack for a real distinct flavor, I put a little Brazilian twist on it.
 
For starters, I made a fresh Brochette with Black & Green pitted olives and small hipster style tomato with parmesan and asiago cheese.  Those didn't last very long, however gave me a little time to finish cooking the fish in the oven.
 
 
With the fish, I had filleted the exterior off and then sprinkled with Sea Salt, Cracked Black Pepper and a conservative amount of Cayenne Pepper. While I let that rest, I chopped up half a White Onion then let it stand on the stove with medium heat.  Once they became translucent, I incorporated minced garlic, cappers and some capper broth...still on medium heat.
 
Meanwhile I was rough cutting some cherry tomatoes, Green Olives, and Jalapenos. Once complete, I added those to my pan and let them cook-in while stirring occasionally before they were about to break down.
 
Then I created a bed of vegetable in a baking pan placed the fish in the pan and then covered with veggies and placed in a hot oven (425 degrees) for about 15 minutes. You don't want to leave it in there too long, because it will over cook. It needs to be flaky.
I plated and served this with a Roasted Rosemary Red Potatoes.
Colorful huh?
 
For dessert, I made a light but sweet Shortcake with Strawberries and Cream.
 
Lovie's friend, explained after dinner she has never liked fish, because of the rubbery texture and taste, which I almost felt bad about making but her plate was clean and asked if there was more once she was done.
 
This is one of my favorite things to make, because it is vibrant, flavorful and fun to eat. Like a fish nachos almost.
 
One of these days if Mike650 will make it down, he and I need to have a cook-off. I'd like to compete against his Mediterranean/Italian cuisine.
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I'd like to be the judge between you and Mike when that happens! 

Man...that's impressive, Brother! 

Oui magnifique!! 

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Looks yummy! Big Grin Never tried Red Snapper.
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It is an excellent tasting fish, red snapper. I love it! 
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Good job, Sky Mac! Looks and sounds delicious!
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So Skylar, would you like to visit upstate New York this summer?

We do have a period without snow..

Actually our summers are quite pleasant, no humidity usually a nice if not brisk wind off the lake. Very rarely anything approaching 90*.

You may have missed your calling, that looked and sounded fabulous.
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Sounds good, Skylar.  Interesting presentation...
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Snapper is excellent. Dude, your hired for the chuck wagon anytime!
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Thanks Ted.
 
Skip sure...I would love to hang out. You know dad says that all the time. Son, you should have opened a restaurant! But I will tell you this, snow doesn't scare me. I won't let something like that detour me.
 
Thank you Dan.
 
Mike one of my dear friends does chuck wagon competitions here in Texas and sometimes in Kansas even. He's been a State trooper around here for a while, but has retired completely now. That is a very labor intensive way of cooking, however I would try it once. My finesse comes from the comfortable nature of my home and watching my son discover new things that he normally wouldn't even try, but because it looks cool, he's more apt to trying it.
 
 
 
 
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Looks Killer Skylar!
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Looks Killer Skylar!
It would be a killer around my house if the portions were so small.
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That's why I created an app first with bread. The brochette provided some filler before the entrée.  However, believe it or not, these portions were pretty large.
 
Normally I serve small portions, because Lovie wants to lose weight. Would not hurt if I would lose some weight as well. Wink
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Yea, that is the lie I have been telling myself too. The truth is I don't need to acquire more weight. But my stomach truly enjoys eating more. So it boils down to tell a lie or live with the truth.  Big Grin
PS.   Lovie can eat in the other room.
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Excellent No kidding. I love to eat, but only good food.
 
You know the type, You, Ted, and myself prepare. Good tasting Hearty food.
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I would love some of the snapper now. I may just go down to SAM'S and get some Sea Scollops and a bag of shrimp for a Cajun boil tonight.  Bucky
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Skylar you obviously like to cook and from the looks of it are quite good at it!!!
 
 
I'd venture to say you'd make an excellent Professional Chef. 
 
I wouldn't want the required hectic work ethic but I'm sure you'd make excellent coin....
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Once Ed finally broke down and learned to use a microwave his cooking days were over.... Bandito
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LOVE the green presentation Ed, Skylars rainbow doesn't hold a candle top it... Smile
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Who wants to spend all the time in the kitchen when they could be shooting something or posting of pictures of skimpily clad girls...

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Doubtful....

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....Ed once knew a Snapper from Vera Cruz.....       Light It Up
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Word on the street is that Skip prefers pink snapper. Big Grin
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