Hey everyone, been busy lately and haven’t actually done much cooking. But, I have managed to create a few goodies.
First, I decided to experiment with Eggplant Parmesan. I wanted to keep it rather light, so I started with the meat sauce. I took one carrot, on onion, and two garlic cloves and I chopped them up in the food processor. I personally like the veggies chunkier…but this is the easiest way to covertly put them in the sauce so the kids won’t notice! Throw the Veggies into a heavy pot with a little olive oil and cook until soft.
Next add a pound of ground beef and a pound of ground veal and cook until no longer pink
Drain off the excess fat and add your favorite Paleo friendly tomato sauce. I make my own, but you can get them at the store pretty easily…just read the label! I also toss in a good handful of fresh basil leaves. Mix it up, and simmer on low covered for as long as you want. I like to let mine simmer for at least 4 hours to get it very smooth. You can go for as little as 20 minutes though in a pinch!
Next I fairly thinly sliced up an egglant and salted each piece and placed them on paper towels. I let them sit for around 30 minutes to get a little moisture out of them
Next I cleaned some whole Okra and followed the recipe in Paleo Comfort Foods for Oven Roasted Okra. It is so easy, and was really good.
I heated up a good bit of olive oil in a skillet and fried up the eggplant slices until golden on both sides. No breading, just high heat! I layered eggplant and meat on the plate, and added some finished okra on the side. This was a definite hit with Kourt!
Another night I decided to try some fish at the house. We don’t get much fresh fish here in Central Louisiana, so I decided to try some cod from Sam’s Club that is frozen at sea. It was actually quite good, and I’ll be using it again. Then I attempted to make fish tacos, without the tacos! This recipe is also from Paleo Comfort Foods, and I suggest ya’ll check it out! I was quite tasty indeed. Served a little slaw on the side with red cabbage and mango dressed with a semi-sweet vinegarette! Hope you guys enjoy, and I hope to get back to cooking a little more soon!