Friday, February 27, 2009
What to Eat with Your Fish on Friday and Calvary's Lenten Luncheon Series
A lot of us are eating fish today and some are cooking fish. But what are you eating with it? I have a great brussels sprouts recipe that I got from Mantia's a while back. This is so easy and so good and perfect with any kind of fish.
Mantia's Brussels Sprouts
1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts
2 tpsp olive oil
1/4 cup orange juice
1 medium purple onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp fresh thyme
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse sprouts and cut in half through the stem end. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add the sprouts. Boil for 3 - 4 minutes. Drain and place cut side down on a buttered baking sheet, roast in the oven for about 10 minutes. Separately, saute the onion in olive oil until starting to brown. Whisk the mustard, sugar, juice and thyme together in a bowl and add to the onions in the saute pan. Remove the brussels sprouts from the oven and add to the onion mixture, stirring well to combine. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
If cooking's not your thing you can have someone else feed you this Lent at lunch time. Calvary Episcopal Church at 102 N. Second hosts the Lenten Luncheon Preaching Series and Waffle Shop through April 3rd. Throughout Lent Calvary hosts speakers from many denominations to speak Monday - Friday from 12:05 - 12:40; Wednesdays also from 6:30 - 7:30. The Waffle Shop at the church is open 11am - 1:30 pm as well. You must, must, must go to the Waffle Shop and have lunch at some point during Lent to have the fish pudding and tomato aspic. I cannot describe the fish pudding, you just have to taste it yourself. I believe the Waffle Shop is set up to take cash and checks only. This is a good and authentic downtown Memphis experience, Calvary has been doing this since 1928! Here is the Waffle Shop at Calvary Church menu: http://calvarymemphis.org/media/docs/wsmenu09.pdf
And for your perusal, the Lenten Speakers Series schedule: http://calvarymemphis.org/news/lentenseries.htm#Preachers