We recently got to enjoy our kitchen with the simple pleasure of having friends over for dinner.
But, the evening came with a couple of challenges. Our guests did not show up empty handed. Carol brought a broken crock pot, and Lorra brought a smoked whitefish.
Could John fix the damaged cord on the crock pot?
Could Dan use the smoked whitefish to make a delicious dinner?
We accepted the girls’ challenges.
John got straight to the nuts and bolts of the repair.
While he spliced wires, I sliced peppers.
He dipped into his stash of electrical wire caps …
while I prepped lots of other ingredients: garlic, shallot, capers, oyster mushrooms, parsley, and thyme.
Lorra had the less enviable task of cleaning the whitefish.
The little orange light on the crockpot signaled a successful repair.
The aroma from the sauté pan suggested my recipe would be equally successful.
All of the prepped ingredients were sautéed in olive oil before adding the whitefish pieces, fresh lemon juice, and ground pepper.
I served the whitefish medley over a nest of zucchini ribbons (sliced with a vegetable peeler and lightly sautéed).
Everyone said it was delicious (and I had to agree).
John and I love a good challenge…
live. enjoy. repeat.