"Popcorn" is the nickname we gave to our incredibly active son. If you spent 2 minutes with him, you will easily understand the meaning of the nickname. The Chinese Noodle is the affectionate nickname we chose for our hoped for Daughter-to-Be, who may one day come to us in the LORD's perfect time from China.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Test Kitchen: Fish Marinade

Question:  What to do with a variety of vegetables from the garden when one has no access to a cookbook (at the River). 

Answer:  Catch a Mess of Fish,
and put it all on the Grill for Dinner!
(recipe to follow)
Prepare the fish, all the while reciting this verse as you work (kids love it!)...

Fishers of Men

“And Jesus said unto them,
‘Come after me, and I will
Make you fishers of men.”
Mark 1:17

Mike's Best Grilled Fish Marinade

Makes 20 ozs. (2 ½ cups) costs about $1.10 per batch
(This recipe is my resourceful Husband, Mike's)

2 teasp. Minced garlic
1/4 cup sliced Red Onion
1 Tbsp. salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup grainy brown mustard
½ cup apple-cider vinegar
4 Tbsp. bottled lime juice (or the juice of 2 whole limes, if you want to get
2 Tbsp. bottled emon juice (or juice of 1 lemon)
¾ cup olive oil

Puree all ingredients in a blender, with exception of Red onion.  It looks pretty as is!
(Recipe makes enough to marinate 4 batches of grilled fish at 2 pounds per batch).
Marinate 1 ½ to 2 pounds of fish with ¾ cup marinade in a resealable bag
for at least 1 hour (and up to 24 hours) in the refrigerator before grilling.

NOTE: Grilling is preferable to baking because grilling carmelizes the marinate nicely.
One may grill the fish on a grill, under a broiler, or in a grilling pan on the stove.

On the Grill

Meanwhile, I cut the rest of the vegetables up and made a little casserole of my own!
Using Yellow Sqhash, Green pepper, Red Onion, and a bit of Garlic, I created
a side dish to go with our grilled, marinated fish.
Just a smorgashbord of antioxidants waiting to heal someone!

Popcorn wanted to create a dish of his own, so (I know, I cheated),
I popped a can of cheap biscuits and let him at it! 
He cooked them all in a blob on the stove, but they weren't bad, really.

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