RDJ-- Flounder Rolls, 08-21-12
Aug 21, 2012 05:58 PDT
Volume 15 Number 151
US Library of Congress ISSN: 1530-3292
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Flounder Rolls with Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered and divided
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
6 (6-ounce) skinless flounder fillets
1 1/2 cups dry white wine
1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach
Preheat oven to 400F.
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add
shallots; sauté 3 minutes or until tender and lightly browned. Add
garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Spoon shallot mixture into a food processor.
Add 1/2 cup tomatoes, parsley, juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon
pepper, and Old Bay seasoning; process just until combined. Spoon
shallot mixture into a bowl; stir in panko.
Place each fillet between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to
1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Spoon
about 1 1/2 tablespoons shallot mixture on the small end of each fillet.
Beginning with small end, roll up jelly-roll fashion; secure with
toothpicks. Arrange rolls on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray.
Drizzle with 2 teaspoons oil; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8
teaspoon pepper. Add remaining 1/2 cup tomatoes and wine to pan. Bake at
400F for 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork
or until desired degree of doneness.
Heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over
medium-high heat. Gradually add spinach; sauté for 3 minutes or until
spinach wilts. Remove from heat; sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon
salt and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Remove fish and tomatoes from
oven; discard wine. Serve fish and tomatoes over spinach. Makes 6
Amount per serving
Calories from fat: 23%
Saturated fat: 1g
Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
By Walt Mills
It’s a lot of fun to be caught up in a great television series and wait
expectantly for each new episode to air. We don’t really do it that way
around our house. We didn’t watch Lost and we haven’t seen Breaking Bad.
The Sopranos, what’s that? For one thing, our cable company is a small
rural service, and we didn’t sign up for HBO, or even, for that matter,
ESPN. We get not much more choice that I did as a kid in the 1950s and
‘60s, when we had three networks, plus a spotty educational channel.
Although it is the case that we spend a lot of time reading books and
listening to music, we still watch a fair amount of television, we just
don’t do it in the same way we once did. Now we send off to Netflix and
get a disk in the mail every couple of days with two or three episode of
some television series we are wrapped up in. This summer it has been the
past twelve or so seasons of the British series Doctor Who. Most people
have at least heard of Doctor Who, which is about a time traveler who is
constantly saving the planet Earth, if not the entire universe, from
some form of alien and awful depredation. His time machine is a
London-style police call box, an old fashion phone booth, though inside
it’s rather swank, in a steampunk sort of way.
The Doctor himself has been played by any number of actors over the
years, all the way back to the seventies. They get around this
limitation by making the Doctor an immortal who changes his body each
time he is killed or about to die. Something like that. He travels
through space and time with a cohort of young attractive women who also
get tossed out of the call box every couple of years for a new face. In
the swift passage of the Netflix universe, you just come to develop a
real fondness for the characters when they are gone.
That is the joy and sadness of watching these compilations of old
serials. The anticipation of the next episode instead of being spread
out over years is condensed into a few months. But then we are off to
the next adventure in serial television.
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Do You Remember?
The Name Game
Shirley Ellis 1965
The name game!
Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana fanna fo Firley
Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley!
Lincoln, Lincoln bo Bincoln Bonana fanna fo Fincoln
Fee fy mo Mincoln, Lincoln!
Come on everybody!
I say now let's play a game
I betcha I can make a rhyme out of anybody's name
The first letter of the name, I treat it like it wasn't there
But a B or an F or an M will appear
And then I say bo add a B then I say the name and Bonana fanna and a
And then I say the name again with an F very plain
and a fee fy and a mo
And then I say the name again with an M this time
and there isn't any name that I can't rhyme
Arnold, Arnold bo Barnold Bonana fanna fo Farnold
Fee fy mo Marnold Arnold!
But if the first two letters are ever the same,
I drop them both and say the name like
Bob, Bob drop the B's Bo ob
For Fred, Fred drop the F's Fo red
For Mary, Mary drop the M's Mo ary
That's the only rule that is contrary.
Okay? Now say Bo: Bo
Now Tony with a B: Bony
Then Bonana fanna fo: bonana fanna fo
Then you say the name again with an F very plain: Fony
Then a fee fy and a mo: fee fy mo
Then you say the name again with an M this time: Mony
And there isn't any name that you can't rhyme
Every body do Tony!
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Very good, let's do Marsha!
A little trick with Nick!
The name game
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