Sunday, August 30, 2009

Beta-Carotene Night

I tried Kathy's hint for a smoker made out of terra cotta pots. Our first item to initiate the smoker was Applewood Smoked Steelhead Trout. I just lightly dressed it with lime juice, champagne vinegar,brown sugar, salt, pepper and olive oil and let it smoke away. Here is the link to Kathy's Flickr page that tells how to do this:

I wouldn't be surprised if you get one, or two other great ideas from Kathy, she is very crafty.

I served the fish with ready-made,tri-colour, tri-cheese Tortellini in a creamy,roasted Butternut Squash sauce. Top that with grated parmesan cheese. It was very good! The boys even raved over the squash sauce....They aren't usually keen on squash. They HIGHLY approved of the fish!

Dessert was left-over carrot cake (carrots from the garden) made into a trifle. Just crumble the cake and layer with freshly made custard and whipped cream. Mine is garnished with gumdrop "carrots."

It was clear to see that we didn't even turn orange....

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Yum !!
    This all looks delicious !

    How did you like cooking with the smoker ?
    My son uses his 2 smokers, a lot ! :o)

    That carrot cake trifle looks amazing and cute, too, with the little carrot on top ! :o)

    Keep up the great work, Marcie !