Well, every cook has a bad menu night, and I had one last night when I made Pecan-Crusted Trout with Creamy Grits and Sauteed Broccoli Rabe from the most recent month's Cooking Light. Here's what I think went wrong:
- Trout is a very bland, mild fish. With fish of this variety, I think that it is likely impossible to make them taste interesting unless they are doused in butter, oil, or cream. In this case, the Cooking Light-suggested panko, crushed pecans, salt, and pepper combination just wasn't enough.
- Broccoli rabe, as we have now discovered, is incredibly bitter. We will not be having this particular vegetable again.
Below are some pics of Corey feeding Sadie the broccoli rabe. Believe it or not, she actually liked it....a lot!