The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

A dinner experiment


I tried something new to me for dinner tonight: fish and veggies baked in parchment paper. Really the idea isn’t new to me, just the making it myself at home part. I worked in a seafood restaurant for many, many years and they served a dish like this the entire time that I worked there. In my opinion, it was one of the worst dishes they served, so I kind of hated the concept of fish in parchment for a long time. But it’s been 5 years since I quit that job and I’ve finally recovered enough to make it myself.

Tonight’s contents were somewhat randomly chosen based on what I had on hand: catfish seasoned with Cajun blackening spices and garlic, sauteed onions, thick potato slices and green beans. I drizzled the whole lot with olive oil and lemon juice, sprinkled it with salt and pepper, wrapped it all up in the sheet of parchment paper and tossed it in the oven.

Whoa, it’s been nearly a year since I last posted anything here. I’ve got plans to do better in 2014. I’m participating in a group blog/photo project with a bunch of friends. It’s called Few and Far Project and we aim to each post daily photos in 2014. Blogging there for the last week has made me think a bit about changing my approach to blogging here. Since I’ll be taking lots of pictures anyway and since a lot of them will involve food, I plan to cross post images here when the mood strikes me. I’m going to let go of my need to write paragraphs of text for every blog post. Some days it will be just a picture or a few sentences. I’d rather say a little less if it means being present on this site again.

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