|FFWD ~ Seafood Pot-Au-Feu|
This week for French Fridays, we are making our last seafood recipe, Seafood Pot-Au-Feu. Although I’m glad to be done with the fish chapter, I’m sad to say there is only one recipe left on our journey to cook through Dories' book! Since we are all reluctant to end this adventure, we will have a few celebratory weeks, and then it’s over! Four and a half years of cooking together. Making friendships I would have never imagined, when I blindly joined this group in October of 2010!
|A week-night dinner turned special|
Without further hesitation, here is our last seafood recipe! Dorie referred to this as "the classic pot-au-feu’s, lighter, brighter, quicker cousin, a dish for spring or summer”. It was a perfect choice for this week! We have been enjoying spring temps in the low 80’s. I’ve been in my garden everyday, preparing the soil for new plantings. Having a fairly easy dish for dinner was a treat I was happy to enjoy! I started the broth and veggies early in the day, which made getting dinner on the table quite easy!
I found the cooking times to be a bit off in this recipe. My potatoes were not soft enough, after simmering for five minutes. However, I followed the recipe and continued as written. The broth was rich and delicious, and the combination of seafood in this pot-au-feu was wonderfully delectable. Still, I found the veggies needed a longer cooking time. I made the full recipe for the two of us, so we ate it as leftovers the next night. Viola! The veggies, having an opportunity to soften over night in the fridge, were much better the second day, and the flavors seemed to meld nicely. Some people don’t enjoy leftovers, but in my house we love them! Happy Friday everyone!
|Wonderfully delicious…if you make the broth and veggies earlier in the day…quite easy to put together for dinner!|
|This may be the last seafood dish, but it certainly isn’t the least!|
|Loved this one!!|