happy new year!!
as our family holiday break is coming to a close, i hope you’ve had as much togetherness and rest as we have.
i simultaneously dread the start of the school day routine with my kids back in the grind and completely stand in solidarity with the singers who sing “and mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again”.
and as new years do, the newness has brought thoughts of changes and goals and hopes for 2019.
a friend on facebook, a minister and minister’s wife from an military community along the way, offered a fun idea on a post yesterday. she had stars with words written on them. she offered to pray over them and pick a word for friends who wanted one. i raised my facebook hand. after praying for me, she chose a word…
i decided to do quick google search to get the official definition and determine how this word applies to me. paper towels… paper towels were the first on the search. which would make a lot of sense. but i’m still praying and thinking over what this word could mean for me this year, in the spirit of the plentiful generosity.
do you choose a word for the year? or have you been given one?
in the same vein of fresh starts, i’m refreshing an old post today. fresh new photos, same delicious recipe…
for two years we called hawaii home. man, i miss that place. and i miss the people we grew to love when we lived there. specifically, our friends berit and tony.
this grouper picatta recipe always makes me think of them. i developed this one while we were living in honolulu. i gave this dish away to berit to feed her family for the night, as i would do when developing lots of recipes at a time for a project. according to berit, this one has become a family favorite and graces their dinner table frequently.
way too many years have passed since our families have been reunited. we’ve even added several little people to our families who have never been properly introduced (and wow, do those two make some pretty babies!). i’m holding out hope to return to those paradise islands again and enjoy the perfect beaches, year-round sunshine and friends that are a little more like family.
but for now, we’ve got some good memories… hugs & love, you two!
- 4 6-ounce grouper or snapper fillets
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons butter divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- Sprinkle grouper fillets with salt and pepper. Dredge fillets on all sides in flour. Melt 2 tablespoons butter and olive oil in a large skillet. Add fillets to skillet; cook until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove fish from skillet.
- Add lemon juice and wine to skillet, scraping browned bits from the pan. Cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1 tablespoon butter, capers and parsley. Serve sauce over fish.