Sunday, August 14, 2011

Follow Me

Gary and I have been visiting our library once a week. To broaden my horizons I've been perusing the new arrivals and books donated sections of the library to find something different to read than I might normally pick or discover. This past week I read Follow Me by Joanna Scott. Click the link for the NY Times review. If you're designing a dust jacket you might want to put author's name under the title on the front rather than the bottom so part of author's name isn't obsecured by the library tag, just a thought.

Most gourmet food comes from our own kitchens, BBQ grills, and imaginations. So what do you do if you don't want to turn on your oven to cook in this heat? You poach your fish on the BBQ of course. Take one whole cleaned fish and lay it on a generous piece of heavy duty tin foil. In this case the fish is red snapper. Put a couple of pats of butter, liberally shake some spices of your choice, sprinkle a little vinegar or some tangy hot sauce.

OK now wrap up the fish with the opening facing up and place the tin foiled fish on the preheated grill and wait about 10 minutes (depending upon diameter and size of fish) and take it off the grill. Yes, it's quick and easy poached snapper cooked to perfection in that short amount of time. Don't have a grill, you can do the same in the oven, just put it in a preheated oven.

You can't go wrong, just don't leave the fish on the grill longer than 10 or 15 minutes, otherwise you'll overcook the fish and it will be mushy. It was so delicious looking I forgot to take a photo after it came off the grill, sorry you'll just have to trust me. Thanks for reading and for all our comments.


  1. I am still reading! and I have to check out that book and that fish!

  2. I have trouble eating a whole fish. I feel them looking at me. :) But, that is an intriguing book cover.

  3. I swear I could live on grilled fish and veggies. Yum!
    I haven't read a good story in a long while. My interests have been stuck in clay. For the past couple years it's been books on glaze chemistry or pottery making techniques ;)

  4. Always looking for a good book. I'll check it out. A very intriguing cover. My library puts the sticker on the back of the book.

  5. That Red Snapper sounds delicious! Love grilled seafood and I'll have to try it. No time for reading, except for blogs! :) Have a great week!

  6. Hi Meredith, thanks, this way to cook fish is so easy and no mess to clean up either.

    Hi Teresa, thanks, I figure if I can eat it then I have to be willing to see what is looks like too, besides the fish cheeks are the best part.

    Hi Cindy, thanks, I used to read so much and like you I got hung up with clay and kind of let my reading go and the years are passing by so I am trying to do more reading. At least a book a week.

    Hi Patti, thanks, the library probably should put it on the back and then it wouldn't be covered up. the other library in the system does the same thing.

    Hi Marguerite, thanks the fish is so easy in the tin foil; I said I didn't have time for reading, but I am trying to force myself to get some reading in. Once I start the book if it's good then I'll continue and finish it, even if I only read a tiny bit each day.

  7. Both sound terrific, I'll have to bookmark this post. Thanks


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