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Ideas and demonstrations of how to use leftover food to create gourmet meals that are as tasty and appealing as the original meals that have been refashioned.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Mahi Mahi Burrito
Thursday evening, Michael surprised me with a beautiful dinner when I got home from work. He had prepared Mahi Mahi served on a bed of wild rice with a fantastic compote/slaw made of mandarin oranges, pineapples, corn and tomatoes. It was delicious!
So, thought I on Friday...this could be the first entry on 2nd Day Gourmet! Looking in the fridge, I found tortillas left from some meal in the past, tomatoes and onion left from making guacamole, lettuce from various salads, some sharp cheddar cheese, the compote and of course the mahi and wild rice.
Here are the players:
So I decided I would make a Mahi Mahi Burrito, taking inspiration from the fish taco.
1. First I prepped each of the players. Here's my mise en place, with all my little soldiers ready to step up.
2. Next I placed some of the wild rice in a small skillet to gently heat up over medium heat, and when it was warm, I added the chopped mahi mahi to the pan to slightly warm it.
3. I covered the pan and turned my attention to the rest of my players. I lined them all up with a tortilla on each plate, ready for the build.
4. And now the build:
First...the wild rice and mahi mahi.
Next, the cheddar
Now for the tomatoes, and onions. Sorry, the lettuce covered everything up, so I decided to leave that picture out.
And now, finally, the finished plate...the Mahi Mahi Burrito topped with fruit compote, with a side of macque shoux.
Thanks for looking in on my creation. Let me know what beauties you are creating from your lovely leftovers!