Thursday, October 9, 2014

FFwD ~ Monkfish (Garoupa) with Double Carrots and more!

 Pumpkin Stuffed with All Things Good:
I finally found one that is small enough for two
first time ever baking a whole pumpkin
and it was done in 45mins (should have been 30mins) next time
or I could have used a wrong type of pumpkin
instead of bread I used pasta ~
monkfish (garoupa) with double carrots:
  I had to extract carrot juice from fresh
as it is impossible to find pure carrot juice from the shops
they are either mixed with other vegetables or fruits!
 pan fried garoupa fillet
 topped with crumbled crispy bacon
served along with pumpkin stuffed with all things good
and blanched bok choy - DH cleaned the plate well!

matafan (fluffy mashed potato pancakes):
I used left over mash potato (boiled) ...
works just as good as roasted I might say
as Dorie's DH said - not half bad with maple syrup!
and bananas for breakfast!
matafan freezes well
and reheated... still good
 may be the next time
 and FAB dressed up with 
fish roe and herb-ed ricotta cheese (pg 20)
I cannot count the number of times I bought beets
cos they look so pretty and equally the number of times
I threw them away after languishing in the fridge
but I did use the beets one time making red velvet cake
and it was blah!
so I was surprised that it was delicious in this salad

chunky beets and icy red onions
just look at those colors!
  served over arugula, strawberries and 
home grown roma tomatoes
minus the suggested goat cheese
flavors were amazing!
Thanks Dorie!
 Our breakfast this Thursday morning! 
DH loved both dishes
 Do check out the rest of group's results for this week's recipe at:
(click picture below)
pumpkin stuffed with all good things - pg 364 to 366
monkfish (garoupa) and double carrots - pg 294
matafan (fluffy mashed potato pancakes) - pg 356-357
chunky beets and icy red onions - pg 122-123
 garlic and herb ricotta cheese - pg 20
Thanks for dropping by for a visit and leaving me a comment!


  1. Oh my goodness! You tackled so many great recipes this week. The pumpkin is one of my favorites. The first time I made it the pumpkin was so large I had to bake it for 3+ hours! I didn't care much for the monkfish and double carrots but I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Wow - awesome catchup :) Good work!

  3. Wow! You got through five recipes this week - you are a star. :)

  4. That is such an awesome catch-up week! Bravo! All of these are all-star recipes. Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Wowsers! You are the energizer bunny! Congrats on such a full catch up week!!!

  6. Wow - you ARE serious about catching up!
    I remember really liking those potato pancakes.

  7. I wish I was eating at your house this week. Impressive make ups.

  8. Amazing catch-up post! I thought this week's dish was terrific too (I didn't post, just a photo on Facebook). And all of your other dishes! I'm glad you tried the beet salad, I think that one's delicious!! Way to go!

  9. I have been meaning to make the stuffed pumpkin, now that they are in season here I think I may do it. We enjoyed our shrimp and double carrots. Kudos to you for making your own juice. I will have to check out the fluffy mashed potato pancakes, I love all things potato. I can't believe how much you accomplished this week in the kitchen. Happy cooking.

  10. Wow, Emily, you are on a roll this week! I think I missed the matafan. Now that its' getting cold here again, I'll make sure to try that one. I love how the fish and double carrots works with so many different kinds of fish. Lovely.

  11. Yay you !! Way to knock out so many fun recipes in one week. Some I have made and a few I need to catch up on myself. Your results (not to mention your achievement !!) absolutely gave me inspiration. Great job :)

  12. Wow! You've bought so many memories of cooking from Dorie's book before I went AWOL :)
    I have catching up to do! I've been wanting to try the pumpkin, you've inspired me! And this weeks recipe looks delicious!

  13. Oh yum, that stuffed pumpkin was one of my favorite Dorie recipes.