Mr. Pia is a social butterfly and loves to have company.
I sometimes like a weekend just for us, but the first thing he asks on Thursday: ” So what are we doing this weekend.?”
Most of the time, I invite friends over or we go out.
Last Friday, I had friends over.
Because I also had a photoshoot for a book on Saturday and Sunday, I did not want to spend too much time in the kitchen, actually, really, who does.
It just needs to be delicious, nobody cares, if you spend hours preparing it.
I saw some fresh red snapper and bought it, no idea what to make with it , but knew something will come up eventually…I mean, something should come up, I cannot serve it raw. I mean, I could, but not sure, if my friends would have liked that.
So, 5 o’clock came around and I was still not sure, what to make.
So, I set the table.
Had a glass of wine…sometimes, that helps.
And then I opened the pantry…and the fridge. Closed them. Had more wine and then took out an ovenproof dish.
And here you go:
1 fillet of snapper or any white fish
1 cup of basil, washed, leaves whole
1 cup of baby spinach
4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and sliced very thin
2 cups of heavy cream
2 cups of tomato sauce
1 cup of parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes
Arrange the fillets in the bottom of your dish. Salt and pepper. Then add the slices of the potatoes and the spinach and the basil, more salt and pepper. Then add the tomato sauce and the cream, sprinkle the pepper flakes over and then the cheese.
Cover with aluminum foil and leave in the oven at 325 for 30 minutes. Then remove the cover and cook for another 15 minutes.
And my friends loved it and Mr. Pia loved it, too.