May 26, 2015

Fish Dish and Fresh Bread




I want to show you a quick and easy fish dish to make on the grill along with fresh wholesome bread. VERY GOOD!

In my hometown we have a Smart Market owned and operated by some of our locals. Needless to say you can get all sorts of goodies there but they also have fresh seafood. I purchased two pieces of mahi mahi. They were nice size fillets. I seasoned them with Old Bay seasoning, tossed a few sliced lemons on them and sat aside. 


I had some potatoes so washed a few and sliced them up. I also had a frozen pack of veggies (carrots, cauliflower and broccoli). Thawed them out and sat aside.


So then I decided since I had plenty of time I would make a fresh loaf of wholesome bread; recipe from my friend Johnna Duke. I picked a little parsley, dill and a pinch of rosemary from my herb garden. I washed it, dried and then diced it up. Grabbed a few jalapenos from the frig. Can't wait for my jalapenos in my garden  to get ready. I make the best poppers EVER!  Dice up the jalapenos and set aside. 


Then I made my bread. Recipe at the bottom of post.


Mixed up my herbs and jalapenos in my bread mixture. Shredded cheese is good in the bread too (which I did not use for this batch) or whatever type of herbs you want to use. You can use about anything you want too in this basic bread recipe.



First 30 minutes of bread rising in oiled based bowl with dishtowel over it.


After the first 30 minutes I then place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and wrap a piece of plastic wrap over the top and let it rise another 30 minutes.


Bake and ooh...I bet you can smell my fresh baked bread can't you?


Next I took some dill, lemon basil and a sprig of rosemary and after washing it and patting it dry with a paper towel I diced it up for my dipping sauce for my baked bread.


Put your herbs in a bowl and add extra virgin olive oil and rice vinegar and give it a whisk. I also like red wine vinegar but LOVE using rice vinegar with Ramen Noodle salad. Another recipe for another day! I didn't measure the oil and vinegar. I would start out with equal parts of each. You can always add more of each if you don't like the taste. 


 So good on fresh baked bread!



Had some corn on the cob so boiled a couple of pieces of corn. Grabbed a banana pepper from the garden and supper was done. Matter of fact we had leftovers the next night!

Recipe for fish and veggies. (You can use any kind of fish you like) 

Line your cookie sheet with foil and sprinkle some olive oil on the foil. Place your fish in the middle. Potatoes went on one side and other veggies on the other side. Sliced a lemon and placed it on my fish and veggies. I drizzled a little olive oil over the fish and veggies, gave the veggies a dash of Nature's Seasoning and a dash of Old Bay. Covered with foil and pinched the sides of the foil good and tight so all the steam stays inside from cooking. 

Cooked on gas grill on low for about 17-20 minutes. Let it rest a minute before diving into it! (Cooking time depends on the thickness of your fish and potatoes)
  
Basic Bread Recipe: 
2 1/2 cups of All Purpose Flour (I've used King Arthur and Gold Medal)
1 tsp. of Himalayan Sea Salt (fine ground) I have also used Natural Sea Salt too.
2 packs of Rapid Rise Instant Yeast (recipe calls for 2 1/2 tsp.) but I use 2 packs.
1 1/4 cup of warm water.
1 tsp of Olive Oil (you can use more if you like up to a tablespoon) .
Mix dry ingredients together and then add water and mix. Add your oil and mix. If it is too wet add a little more flour and if too dry add a little more water. (You don't want it sticking to your fingers) and if is too wet it will not form into a ball. Kneed for a few moments. Shape into a ball and place dough in a bowl that you have lightly greased with your olive oil. Cover with dishtowel and let it rise for 30 minutes.  Now it's time for the 2nd rise. Take the dough out of the bowl being careful not to tear it. Shape into another ball and as you shape....tuck the edges under all the way around. (wish I could show you this process) Now place it on a cookie sheet that you have lined with parchment paper and place a piece of plastic wrap over it. Let it rise another 30 minutes. Preheat over to 450.

Once dough has doubled in size bake for 10 minutes. Turn your oven down to 350 and bake another 20-25 minutes. My oven only takes about 20 minutes so I would begin to watch as it browns and take note. Take out and let cool before cutting. You can dip it in your dipping sauce or spread a little butter on it. This bread has no preservatives and is all natural ingredients. It will last about a week in the frig. However, it NEVER last a week at my house!

YUMMO!



Added some pretty lilies, gardenias and wild fern from my back yard to the setting and Wala!


  Hugs and blessings, Cindy

22 comments:

  1. I'm not a fish eater but that bread sure looks good and the flowers from your yard is so pretty.
    Connie Royals

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  2. This sounds scrumptious!!! I will be making this bread...

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    1. You will love the bread! So many different ways to use this basic bread recipe. My friend Johnna Duke shared all of her little tricks of the trade with some of us ladies from church and I have went BREAD CRAZY!

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  3. I love mahi mahi.....and bread! What a super simple supper! HOPE you had a great weekend!

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  4. I don't eat fish anymore but that looks amazing! Thank you for sharing your bread recipe! It looks so yummy! What a fabulous meal!

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    1. Heather, you have got to try the bread! You will love it! Add some shredded cheddar to it and get ready! LOL!

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  5. I'm going to pin this. I love Old Bay seasoning. This looks so delicious. Thanks, Cindy!

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    1. I love Old Bay too! My middle daughter Melissa uses it a lot.

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  6. Oh Cindy, The whole meal looks wonderful. I love meals like this where everything is cooked in the same dish. The bread looked amazing. And easy to make. I will be baking some soon. Have a wonderful week. Sarah.

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    1. I love one dish meals too. Especially those I can cook on the grill. Let me know how your bread turns out.

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  7. Oh my goodness Cindy, my mouth is watering! That looks scrumptious and look at you...home made bread to boot! Wish we were neighbors!! What a great, great, menu, Cindy!

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  8. Give them bread, they eat for the day....teach them to make it and they can eat for a lifetime :-) LOL. I so love that you are still making bread.....just taught another friend how to make it today. I LOVE IT!! Johnna

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  9. Hi Cindy, What a wonderful meal you created. It looks so good and the perfect warm weather dinner.
    I love the baked bread too. I've been baking gluten free bread for me since I've had some troubles with regular flour. But I could do this one for my family. They would love it. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings, CM

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. Your family will love the bread.

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  10. I am drooling at your post and photos, Cindy!!! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  11. Yummy! Very easy to make. Thanks for sharing them...

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy