I'm also pretty sure I sprinkled too much paprika on top, but I always go heavy on the spices because I don't really want to measure (if it's supposed to be sprinkled, why does it matter right?). I would probably make this again to try it out on actual Halibut fillets. Another problem I ran into was that I didn't really want to make 3 pounds of fish. So I attempted to half the recipe... if you read this blog you know that I'm really bad at halving recipes. Which is the most probable cause as to why I overdid it with the sauce topping.
In the end, it didn't taste bad, but I didn't eat the leftovers and I made the extra fish I bought a few nights later with just come Cajun seasoning. Now that was good.
Making this cake was a littler frustrating since I was so unprepared. First, I forgot my shopping list when I went to the store. Then I was flustered when I was asked to pick up a few extra things. By the time I got to the car, I realized I had forgotten to get milk so I ran back inside. Phew! Well... half way through mixing the ingredients for the batter, I see that I don't have the buttermilk. I had to go back to the store! Thankfully I had 52 cents on me, didn't want to charge that!
In the end, this cake was delicious. Particularly with cool whip on top or with a side of home made vanilla ice cream (thanks Erica!). I can't wait until next Book Club... it will be Irish themed for St. Patty's Day and will involve a ton of recipes!
I know I've been slowing down on these recipes. I'm trying to diet and be healthy so I can look my best for the wedding. I'll try to do at least one each week though. That's my goal!
I baked the chicken in the oven instead of on the stove top at the same time I sauted the onions and fennel. I think I may have overcooked the onion and fennel mixture, because the onions were extremely pink and the fennel tasted strange. Perhaps it was just an odd side effect from the lemon juice? Which I did not measure, I just squeezed some lemon juice on top. I also didn't measure any of the seasonings. I probably should have because... I mean look at the picture. Way too much seasoning.
I also didn't really know how to cut a fennel. If you click on the recipe button and compare their picture to mine... I don't think I did it right. Oh well.
The bacon was delicious. How can you go wrong with bacon? I also loved having the capers on top of the chicken. If I made this again, I would forgo the fennel and onions and just make some chicken with bacon bits and capers on top. The cayenne pepper gave it a kick and overall it wasn't terrible. Thumbs to the side (thumbs down for me being an awful recipe follower though... I was in a hurry that night).
Dinner & a Movie
Bringing you food and drinks so that you can make movie night that much more delicious.
"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.