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Crappies in Red Sauce
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07/01/2011
From Annandale
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I went off the cuff yesterday for dinner and put together an Italian style fish dish. I started by making Parmesan Polenta earlier in the day...

6 cups water
2 cups Polenta (corn grits)
4 Tbsp butter
1 cup Parmesan
Salt

Bring the water to a boil and add the Polenta, drop to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid burning. This mix will be very thick when the cooking process is finished. Take off the heat and add the butter, Parmesan and salt to taste. You can serve the Polenta creamy if you'd like. I opted to make Polenta cakes. I wrapped a sheet tray in film and sprayed with Olive Oil. Pour the Polenta on the pan and spread evenly, cover and put in the fridge until cool. Cut into desired pieces and cook in butter on a 350 degree electric skillet.

The crappies I cooked in marinara sauce. I brought the sauce to a simmer and added the filets and seasoned with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and cook around 6-8 minutes until the filets are cook through and flaking.

Put the polenta cakes on the plate, top with fish and cover with red sauce. I topped mine with sliced black olives and parsley for color and some roasted veg on the side. This is a relatively easy dish to put together with most of the effort going into the Polenta itself. It was a nice change of pace and absolutely delicious!

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Posted on: 3/19 8:57:11
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Re: Crappies in Red Sauce
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That looks awesome!!!! I'll have to try this for sure!!. good luck.

Posted on: 3/19 9:26:15
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Re: Crappies in Red Sauce
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Wow that looks great!

Posted on: 3/19 10:57:43
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Re: Crappies in Red Sauce
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WOW!! Never even heard of cooking fish this way. Nice work

Posted on: 3/19 11:25:54
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Re: Crappies in Red Sauce
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From Annandale
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Thanks guys. I made this with brined chicken breast last week and thought, man this would be good with fish. It turned out to be a great dish that I will certainly be going back to in the future. I certainly recommend it.

Posted on: 3/19 19:24:00
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