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 annual summer fling/party with friends and family is always at my home, with a big cookout and lots of fun. I always bake my signature batch of Blondies for the cookout occasion as well.

  2. We haven't had one of those in ages. The kids are all married and spread between 3 counties. By summertime one is at their upstate home and another is down in Florida using his MIL's house while she travels. The other's are all working and not even thinking about a party. I'm going to end up the Downer Debbie of this little giveaway. Siiiiiigh

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Thanks for leaving a comment, Nora. I hope your family get together happens at some point each year.

  3. It's not annual, but this year we finally brought our granddaughter and the 4 little ones, 1-1/2 - 8, out for a few weeks and grandson with his little one will be here in a few days. So far it's been chicken nuggets and mac & cheese but we might sneak something a little more interesting in there soon.
    Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway.

    1. Sounds like a wonderful visit, Sally! It's always all about the kids.

  4. We went to my cousin's house in PA for a BBQ. We alternate houses each year. Next year they will come to our house.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

    1. That's a fun way to handle it! Thanks for your comment.

  5. We no longer have enough family for an annual family reunion but my husband and I are looking forward to visiting our daughter and son in law and brand new granddaughter in Sept. they live in Washington.

    1. Wow -- that'll be great fun. Congratulations, Dianne!

  6. We just got back from 2 weeks in Downeast Maine. Temperatures varied from highs in the 60s to highs in the mid80s!

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