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Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday Lunch - Perch, Zucchini, Beurre Blanc Sauce, & Trebbiano

Nothing especially great but just wanted to share. 

The perch  was salt and peppered then baked in olive oil and wine at 350 degrees F.  I made a beurre blanc from the fish saute, more wine and butter.  I have a recipe for beurre blanc if you would like details.

Homemade breadcrumbs baked with zucchini squash
I pulsed a couple of sesame seed pieces of bread in the food processor.  I added the bread crumbs to a skillet with 1 tbl of butter, olive oil, a shallot, a large clove of garlic, and chopped parsley.  Once the breadcrumbs were browned I added a handfullof basil leaves.  I then quartered my zucchini and oiled them.  Rolled the zucchini in the bread crums, topped with parmesean cheese and baked at 350 for 20 - 30 minutes.  This was inspired by Claudia at http://pegasuslegend-whatscookin.blogspot.com/2011/04/baked-zucchini-fries-recipe.html

Bread and Wine
I sliced a piece of bread and opened the bottle of Godde Pass Trebbiano.  The wine is from our local Souza Family Winery


  1. I am sure you enjoyed such a great lunch!Love the breadcrumbs-zucchini recipe!

  2. Good lord this is an amazing improvise! I love the sesame bread addition and did you know perch was my favorite of all time fish? Is there anything leftover I will catch the next plane? Thanks for the mention and happy happy easter to you Buono Pasqua .... bellissimo!

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  4. Looks like a great earthy and rustic meal. The zucchini sound and look wonderful. I hope you have a very Happy Easter!