Thursday, April 15, 2010

Red Snapper with Anchovy Butter

In our attempt to eat healthier, the Kahuna and I enjoyed this Weight Watchers meal for dinner tonight: red snapper topped with anchovy butter, small baked potato, vegetable, and V8 juice with celery stick.
I'm not sure if kids would go for this dish as the parsley and chives leave green flecks hovering suspiciously in plain view. But Kahuna gave it two thumbs up, making it a winner on my blog.
2 red snapper fillets (1/4 lb. each)
1 T. chopped shallots (or garlic)
2 t. chopped fresh parsley
2 t. dry vermouth (I substituted white wine vinegar)
2 t. lightly salted whipped butter (I used soft margarine)
1 t. mashed drained canned anchovies
1 t. lemon juice
1 t. chopped chives
1/4 t. Dijon mustard
With sharp knife, lightly score skin side of fillets and place (skin side down) on broiler pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Mix together remaining ingredients, and spread evenly over fish. Broil, six to eight inches below heating element, for about five minutes, until fish flakes easily with fork. Transfer to plates and pour over any remaining juices from pan. Serves 2. (Recipe from this book.)
Now if we can just steer clear of these . . .



Blogger Joanne said...

I love the chives that are in here! Sounds like a really tasty dish.

As for those need to reward yourself for your healthy dinner somehow!

April 16, 2010 at 4:09 AM  
Blogger Ruby said...

Hi Lynn,
I haven't commented for a while but I do often like the look of your recipes. This looks great! I might venture to try it some time when my bubby isn't home as he likes his fish very plain, no herbs etc . Can't win there as I like a little tastiness to mine :0)

April 16, 2010 at 5:05 AM  
Blogger Set Apart Living Mama said...

Oh my that sounds good!!!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I love meeting moms like me! I'll be following you now!

April 16, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Carpool Queen said...

Have you used anchovy paste? I'm thinking of getting some since I would use only a teeny bit and don't want to waste a can. (My husband will tolerate only whispers of it.)

April 16, 2010 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Carpool Queen, anchovy paste is probably a great idea for this recipe. I happen to love anchovies, so have no problem eating up the rest of the can ;) but we don't want to have Mr. CPQ unhappy, because then he might stop bbqing for the family.

April 16, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

red snapper is the best, this looks delicious!

April 16, 2010 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

This looks like a delicious way to cook fish.

April 16, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Sabrina said...

This looks yummy! Thanks for visiting my blog. Your book looks like something I might need to pick up soon!

April 17, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Anonymous Faith said...

Your meal is beautiful and it sounds like it's full of flavor! And oh my, those cookies are beckoning me to make some chocolate chippers of my own! ;)

April 18, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Your meal looks scrumptious, Lynn!!! I love little green flecks:) Any left???

Thank you so much for sharing..

April 18, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
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