Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sea Biscuits And Other Coastal Fare

I have only attempted to make homemade puff pastry once. And this was not that time.

I used frozen Pepperidge Farm puff pastry and my nautical cookie cutters. Someday I would love to learn how to make homemade puff pastry, but I think it's an acquired skill that only comes to you after much practice and patience. And I think it helps too, if you just happen to be French.

I also used the easy method of cooking the haddock today. Drizzle with olive oil, add some freshly minced garlic, freshly grated black pepper, sea salt, lemon slices, then wrap in foil and bake at 375 F. until done.

Here's my baked haddock added to a bed of jasmine veg fried rice that I dished up into my new nautical bowls, I recently scored at a local thrift store! One of the benefits of living on the coast, is I often find nautical gems that were someones *last year* cast offs.

Oops! Dolphin overboard!

And I see that crusty crustacean has flipped over on his back.

Oh, I think I see the problem.

Someone must be a little crabby today.


Low Tide High Style said...

Very cute post! I love your little sea life cut outs, I can't make puff pastry either. And where did you get the rope trimmed dishes? Very pretty! Oh, and the rest of your dinner looks yummy too!

Kat :)

Piecefulafternoon said...

Silly sea creatures - you gotta watch out for those crabby ones. I love the dishes - and the fish and the crackers - I want to be you when I grow up.

Fearless Nester said...

Kat, the bowls say American Atelier Nautical on the back, and they were just $1 a piece for a set of 4 at a local thrift store!

JoAnn, Oh and you should know, the cook is just as silly as the sea creatures too!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

What a good idea. Pretty pics.

Elenka said...

What a great idea, using those cookie cutters. I love the way the crab came out.
OK, fess up, how did you make the rice?

kim said...

I'll be right over,lol