Doing so got me excited to prepare this week's menu
Cod in Tomato Sauce and Spanish Vegetable Tortilla
I saw in other cook's posts that several of them were not fans of fish with tomato sauce. I couldn't think of a time when I had ever HAD fish with a tomato sauce, so I was game.
My first adjustment to the recipie was that I used Whiting instead of Cod. Whiting was on sale... what's a girl to do? Whiting is a pretty fishy fish, just so you know. We like fish here, so it wasn't a big deal.
My next adjustment was that it called for fish stock. Ewww, I couldn't even bring myself to look for such a thing in the store, so I used chicken stock.
I thought the procedure was a little cumbersome. Cook the fish; remove the fish; make the sauce; add the fish; bake the pan; remove fish from pan; boil and reduce sauce.... ehh. I'm a lazy cook and this was a lot of work.
In the end I would say that 'yes' I like fish with tomato sauce and 'no' I do not like THIS tomato sauce. After trying it, Jim and I both thought it was lacking and so I added some spaghetti sauce that Jim had made and I thought that really perked it up. So if I do this again, I'll just use our homemade spaghetti sauce and cut out a lot of the busy work that was involved here. The family were not huge fans... well, except Treasure, she ate 3 pieces!
The Spanish Tortilla was like a fritatta, I guess. It was tons of potatoes and veggies all cooked together with eggs. I was so excited for this. I'm a big fan of potatoes and my family is not, so Gutsy Cooks is a great excuse to cook 'em up!
|Anything that involves a pile of tastiness like that has GOT to be good.|
|We have chickens, and they provide us with such pretty eggs, I just wanted to show them off a little!|
|Life always likes to be underfoot... I mean keep me company in the kitchen. Here she was singing 'Uh Oh!' to those forks. She was cracking me up!|
|The finished tortilla. You have to cook it slowly and then get it out of the pan onto a plate, flip it back into the pan to cook the other side and then flip it again on to a plate when you're all finished. It was tricky, but I was successful!|
|The finished meal.|