Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturday Stirrings

I know what you’re thinking. That doesn’t look anything like orange roughy. Maybe yellow roughy, whatever that is, but certainly not orange rouphy. Be patient, my friend. Read down; an explanation will present itself forthright.

I got this recipe from Grandma, who got it from the grocery store. It was good when she made it, and it was good when we made it!

Easy Orange Roughy
2 lb orange roughy fillets

Rinse fish and toss in pot. Add enough 7-up to cover completely. Bring to a boil and simmer 20 minutes. Transfer fish to plate, add a pat of margarine and season sparingly (garlic salt with parsley and Johnny's are delicious), serve. Good with boiled red potatoes and peas.

Now for the bonus you’ve been waiting for! I was sorely tempted to make the dessert above its own Saturday Stirrings post, but I knew it would be cheating. “Thaw in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight. Open box and serve.” just doesn’t seem right when everyone else is going through the trouble of posting real homemade recipes.

I’ve always wanted to visit The Cheesecake Factory, due to its yummy reputation. We had our one opportunity while on vacation in California a few years back, but we were visiting family, and they preferred another place. When we made our trek to Costco recently, one of the free samples was lemon torte. I don’t usually care for lemon desserts, being a great lover of chocolate, but this was WONDERFUL! I hastily snatched up a box and was thrilled to discover it is made by none other than The Cheesecake Factory! OH HAPPY DAY! I can finally say I have eaten their food, even if it was in my own dining room! Although I can’t say it has decreased my desire to eat there any less. If they make lemons taste this good, what might they accomplish with chocolate?? "Lemoncello Cream Torte – Layers of moist vanilla cake filled with a light lemon mascarpone cream topped with streusel."

Look for more recipes at a blog near you,
For you shan’t regret it if you do!
Perhaps at some, they'll rhyme like me!
Dum diddy, dum diddy, Fiddle Dee dee!


Kelli said...

Don't worry about the "thaw and serve" idea .. this week? Mine is "Dump and serve".

Ta da!

The Apron Queen said...

When we lived in St Louis & San Antonio, we were near fancy malls with Cheesecake Factories. They're delicious. We'd take the kids there for b-days. The heck w/ b-day cake, we want cheesecake! Now, I live in the boonies. Starbucks is 10-15 miles away.

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Anonymous said...

The orange roughy sounds great! And you must get to a cheesecake factory at some point in your life. You won't regret it - unless of course you are trying to lose weight, then you might regret it for a minute!

Kim said...

What a super easy recipe! Thanks!

Kelli said...

The orange roughy sounds delicious, but I want you to hand over that cheesecake and I promise no one will get hurt! ;0)

Fiddledeedee said...

Please. I posted a recipe for Sausage Balls last week.

Thaw and eat totally works for me. But, I must admit. Sometimes I don't even wait for the thaw.

I heart Cheesecake Factory like crazy. We don't have one in Armpit, FL. But, we finally got a Starbucks, so I should stop complaining.

And I will be trying the 7-up and O. Roughy.