I hope everyone had a nice Fourth of July weekend. With family and friends over, it gives me a chance to do what I like best – COOK! I made roasted Tilapia as the main course.
This fish was a two-pounder. Cooking it to the right doneness was a little tricky. The key is to cook it enough so that the meat will easily separate from the bone.
I also made some sauteed Lemon Butter Shrimp. The flavor of lemon, thyme, basil, and butter is divine. And I love caramelizing the shrimp to a gorgeous golden glow.
And finally I made a traditional French Ratatatouille.
I was inspired by the movie of the same title. Hey if a rat can make it, I can too! A ratatouille is a homestyle vegetable stew made of seasonal summer vegetables. I used eggplant, shallots, sweet red peppers, and tomatoes. For garnish I used basil and thyme.