First, let me say that I love The Royal Tenenbaums. It never gets old. And yes, it is on my TV right now as I write this review. Moving on.
Tonight we had a huge dinner: oven fried catfish, red beans and rice, and broccoli. The red beans were a total winner. I’ve tried red beans in a crockpot before and found them dry. This time, with essentially no effort, we had beans that tasted almost like they had been soaked overnight and cooked on the stove all day. In a pinch (or even not in a pinch), this is a perfect Monday meal.
Let’s start with the fish, though. I would love to review this recipe but unfortunately, the fish was a bit too fishy to even get to the preparation. We tried it and threw it away. The preparation was very easy and I would try that again for sure. You simply soak the fish in buttermilk, season it with creole seasoning (I used Slap Ya Mama white pepper blend - yes, it is called that), then smoosh it in some crushed corn flakes. I added some flour to the corn flakes and some additional creole seasoning. Then you bake it. And that is it. The trick is apparently to get fish that isn’t greasy/fishy. Like I said, I’ll try it again.
The red beans – a Monday tradition - were just as simple. Chop up your veggies (onion, green pepper, garlic, celery) and throw them in the pot with your dry beans, cut up sausage, creole seasoning and water. Cook for seven hours. Done. Really. And it is good. It is sort of embarrassing to even write about it.
And Sunday night’s Hatch Chile Stew? My husband did a great job. He can cook whenever he wants to.