Monday, December 22, 2008

On the 9th day of Xmas...

I think I got the seven fishes nailed down for Xmas Eve. Actually, it's going to be the Day of Seven Creatures from the Deep as eating that much seafood in one sitting is just all kinds of a pain in the ass for me to make, serve, and keep track of.

I went to Wegmans and picked up some ready-made clams casino (1) and a pack of lobster-stuffed mushrooms (2). I'm thinking of serving these for a light dinner when the bairns are down for a nap with smoked salmon tea sandwiches (3), little pumpernickel breads spread with cream cheese and topped with a bit of the salmon. These three would go nicely with some bubbly, which I think is a most festive way to kick off the evening. Granted, I have a headache right now from too much champagne today but that is of no consequence. I always get a headache from sparkling wine but it never stops me from finishing a bottle. But I digress.

For lunch I'm leaning towards broiled tilapia (4) and cod (5) with a spinach salad and garlic bread. Or po'boys. I have a feeling I may just po'boy the fish because I'll be at Altomontes early to pick up my ham and the fresh rolls will call to me and I'll just have to cave. Plus, po'boys rock. And they're more fun than a plate of fish. And that means I can make a wealth of fries to keep them company. And I am a whore for fries. So, po'boys it is. Moving on...

When we get in from Jerry's aunt's we'll need sustenance. Once the boys are nestled, all snug in their beds, we'll break open the rest of the bubbly and I'll make little shrimp and crab cakes (6, 7), an amazing blend of both seafoods with garlic, scallions, sherry, you know, an idea taken directly from Nigella. I usually make them with just shrimp for when we get the UFC ppv but, as we've decided fifty bucks is too much anymore for a card we can watch for free later, we haven't had them for a while so it'll be nice to chow down on them whilst playing with tape and scissors.

I picked up a shrimp tempura lobster roll from the sushi bar after I got the other seafood. Yeah, it was good. Really good. Mmm...

3 comments:

Jerry said...

All I want for Christmas is a cure for mercury poisoning.

Lisa said...

You and Jeremy Piven. :)

Bridget said...

Shrimp tempura lobster roll.

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