Mozzarella Haddock

Whew, finally rested after being up half of Tuesday night with the thunderstorm. On a scale of 1-10 of thunderstorms this was no more than a “1” if that – few flashes of light, maybe a little rumble now and then.  I could easily have slept through the entire thing except for the 95 lbs. of panting, slobbering dog draped across my chest!

Do you know how much drool a Bernese Mountain Dog can produce when she’s in a panic?  And I think we’re going to be taking away the smoked pig ears for treats… maybe add a few breath mints in the bowl at night.

So yesterday was a day of rest but I’ve got a really good fish recipe for you today.  The market had fresh haddock but sole or any white fish I think would be good too.  You might also notice a trend of mozzarella cheese in my recipes, what can I say I love mozzarella!

MOZZARELLA HADDOCK With Tomato, Artichoke & Basil

–  Layer fresh tomato slices on top of fresh haddock fillets
(Skip fresh tomatoes -middle – if your husband thinks tomatoes
are poisonous)
–  Add chopped marinated artichoke hearts between tomato
(Skip artichoke hearts if your husband thinks they’re poisonous)
–  Top tomatoes with fresh mozzarella slices, then add fresh basil
–  Sprinkle top lightly with breadcrumbs & bake at 375° for about 30

Serve delicious Haddock w/mozzarella, tomatoes, artichokes & give your husband a piece of haddock with melted mozzarella!

Mozzarella/Tomato/Basil Melt

We still have about 6″ of snow on the ground and there’s only one in this house who is enjoying it.

Perfect day for my absolute favorite lunch – a grilled sandwich of fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil on whole wheat bread.  I’m embarrassed  to even put this under recipes since there’s really nothing to it but it’s definitely one of my cold day favorites.    Easy & quick to put together and doesn’t really need explaining but my steps are:

– Whole wheat bread
– Thin slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
– Chopped fresh basil (it’s so easy to grow inside & I have pots of basil growing year round)
– Slices of tomato (Beefsteak tomatoes in the summer of course is best, but there’s still some very good tomatoes around this time of year)
– Another layer of sliced mozzarella cheese
– One more layer of fresh basil

Grilled until mozzarella is all melted and bread is golden brown, grab a book, and snuggle up in front of the fireplace.