Thursday, July 28, 2016

Stir Fried Okra and Grilled Trout #giveaway @LWiken

As the delightful Victoria Abbott/Mary Jane Maffini mentioned last Sat. in her post, our annual writer's retreat is also a bit of a foodie feast time. We pair up and take turns preparing the main meal.

Keeping with the seafood (I should say sensational!) theme set by MJ with that sensational sambuca shrimp appetizer, I decided to do a very simple grilled trout along with one of my favorite veggies, okra which I stir fried, also a simple recipe for a very hot summer's day.

We'll start with the okra.
Of course, I added some of my favorites to the mix. Fresh mushrooms, a sweet red pepper, and some jalapena pepper. Now, I could give amounts but it's really up to you, according to what quantity you want for your dinner guests.
I did use a touch of Celtic sea salt, freshly ground pepper and, although it's not shown, some Bragg Herbs and Spices Seasoning mix to taste. And of course, olive oil for the actual stir frying.

For the trout, I brushed the pieces with olive oil and sprinkled Herbes de Provence seasoning over top. For the final touch, some sprigs of fresh dill.

They were large pieces and I found just the right size to be divided between the five of us.

The grilling took about 12 minutes and only doing one side. The stir fry was half the time which made it easy to have both ready at the same time.

Remember, this was meant to be an easy meal so the final dish was a container of store bought potato salad.

Friends always make any mealtime and good time!

I'm still so pumped about my new series, that I'm doing another random draw for a copy of Toasting Up Trouble! Just leave a comment about your annual summer friends or family fling!

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  1. My immediate family is down to my son, DIL and me and we all live in the same house so there's really nothing to tell. My step-sister's kids are coming to see her next weekend and probably bringing their kids with them and I will join them for dinner. That's as close to a family fling as we get. Everyone else is gone now.
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  2. I'm eh about okra, but I absolutely love fish. Those dishes look great ^^

    My friends and I love to gather and have a potluck/group cookout. Last week, we had a Korean BBQ-themed get together and it was so delicious.

    1. Sounds like fun, Mia! Thanks for commenting.

  3. I love grilled fish and the okra sounds great too... Potato salad oh yum...I also add a few cherry tomatoes to my fish. Thank you for the recipe and giveaway.