Wednesday, June 25, 2008


A nice piece of Tripletail fresh off the grill!

My children are both huge fish lover's. It makes no difference what type of fish it seems. My oldest daughter's absolute favorite though is tripletail. This is a fairly common fish in our parts. It is most widely available at the fish market from April through October. To learn more click here.

To cook this really mild and moist fish we just use flat irons coated with butter. Apply a light seasoning of paprika, salt and pepper. Cook til no longer opaque. T. had his blackened and it was so good like that as well!

Speaking of blackening...

Think my toe is broken??? This was about an hour after the injury occurred and already purple!!! I think it's just jammed but it sure hurts like H***!

Now onto something completely different. I had bought a case of apricots from Costco thinking that the girls would eat them. This was not to be. After my 2 attempts at the Royal Foodie Joust this was what I had left. Instead of feeding them to Enorma I decided to pull out our food dehydrator and let them dry for a while. They were absolutely delicious and I can't wait to get some more from Costco!!!

Leftover apricots from my Royal Foodie Joust entry ready to dry on the dehydrator!

I guess you probably have noticed that my mind is a little scattered by the jumble of this post but having the girl's home this summer is cutting into my blogging time. I wouldn't trade it for the world but you are going to have to put up with me being a touch scattered. We are also preparing for vacation so that is making it a little more hectic then it should be!

As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!



Alexi Frest said...

As for toes, I hurt my leg three weeks before (fell off my bicycle) and my left foot was bruised. We were afraid that it was broken, but fortunately it wasn't, but it was swollen twice its size and it my foot next to my toes was black and purple. It still hurts a bit, but it is much better now.

Have your leg rest!

By the way, the food look well, congrats!

Anonymous said...

Fish looks delic.! Oohh the toe - I've done this twice, passing out the first time. Last time was when I was hanging curtains...hope it gets better soon!

Anonymous said...

nice blog!

glamah16 said...

Oh I want a dehydrator. The girls missed out on natures treat.

Peter M said...

Judy, a few's great that the kids love fish...they will thank you later in life with feeding them well.

Second, I've never heard of tripletail and I'll be on the lookout for it.

Thirdly, your blog needs a name change..."No FEET Entertaining"! lol

See ya soon, twinkletoes. :)

PS, the toe's not broken - just busted up.

amuse me said...

Found your blog because it is the Blog of Note today -- congrats. If you don't mind, I'm going to add it to my site so I can easily come back to visit.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hi Mina Jade-Thanks for visiting. Yah right rest the leg???!!! In all my spare time! Thanks about the food.

Thanks Recipe2Share-It was from my daughter running in to it. I didn't even hurt her after!!!

Thanks Anonymous!

Hi Glamah-I haven't used it in ages but it was great for the apricots. I have some apples that are going on later today!

Hi Peter-They will thank me later for right now they have no idea how important it is! As for the toe it is already heeling. Next week I may even be able to wear shoes again...LOL!

Thanks Meryl-I checked out your blog and really liked what I saw. That was really cool about being a blog of note...thanks so much for adding me!

Anonymous said...

Judy, Fish looks gorgeous! Sorry about your toe. That is very ouchy. Isn't it great having the kids on vaca from school? My schedule is all turned upside down but I love the break from the craziness of homework and nightly activities. By septemeber, I'll be ready to go back to the structure. Hope you enjoy your trip!

batates_777 said...

hey...i am glad that i passed by your blog today ! its like smth i been searchin for !! Reaaaly..
Food look yummiii :)
keep it up
n sorry for your toe though :(
,,btw care to link ??

Be good

Danni said...

Oh ouch! And of course, it must hurt with every step you take. Dried apricots...yum....though I love them fresh, too.
Vacation - you lucky girl..where's the family going?

Wendy said...

Judy, the fish looks yummy! My kids love fish, too. Our fave is tilapia, pan seared with lots of garlic and cavender's greek seasoning.

About the toe... I feel your pain. When I was 7 months pregnant I bent my pinkie toe all the way to the side 2x in one day. The whole side of my foot was purple. Couldn't walk right for over a month. Then my 5yo ran into it when I had it propped up. After a couple of seconds of white hot agony, I realized it finally didn't hurt any more. Apparently is was dislocated and he popped it back it. Aren't kids great!! :P

Núria said...

First time I hear of tripletail! No wonder it lives so far from the mediterranean sea ;-)

My daughter eats fish too and many kinds but her favourite is sole.

I love fish made the way you say... all flavours stay there... Mmmmm

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy,

I am a retired paramedic and I "prescribe" 2 Limoncillo cocktails, apply ice directly to the toe and to blog in the morning ....

I know how that hurts.


Brittany said...

OUCH! That sucks, but your toe nail polish is super cute!

I am a fruit dehydrating fool these days, so I will have to pick up some apricots!

Lyle said...

The toe definitely looks broken! Good luck with it!

As for tripletail, is this known by some other name? It looks tasty!

- Lyle

fgfg said...

Your blog makes me so hungry and sorry bout the toe.

Stop by at mine(

Alan Duda said...

As an avid seafood fan; I gotta try that Tripletail. I'm a little embarrassed to say I've never heard of it before. Can I find it at fish markets in New England?

Anonymous said...

Oh your toe does look like it hurts! Ouch!

allaboutattitude said...

haha food .. foot .. food
interesting combination

Frogtown said...

damn, that toe is off the chain and the hook simultaneously.

Marc said...

Dried apricots are heaven.

I'll have to keep an eye out for tripletail, that's a new one for me!

Great blog, keep up the good work :)

Anonymous said...

That does not see however well out with your foot. But I love fish get there I immediately hunger.

Irene Rexlee said...

Tripletail, that look great..^_^.. I'm a fish lover too and my parents have a fish shop store too..^o^.. By the way, congrat!!!

Anonymous said...

After injuring my toe like that, I had operation. Be careful with that

Anonymous said...

Just learning how a blog works. Quite interesting. Thanks for allowing me to make this post.
You may delete it after a while.

Captain Mary said...

The fish dish looks great, I am a big fish eater and catcher, I thank you for giving me more choices.

Megan Coyle said...

It made me laugh when I saw the method you used for conflict resolution of the roosters.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hi LmcC-We still have a bunch of night activities but at least the day is free!

batates_777-Glad you found me!

Hi Danni-Owwww it sure does hurt!!! Just visiting family.

Hi Wendy-Isn't it great when they love fish? Thats crazy about your toe!!! Glad you found me!

Hi Nuria-Check on my link about tripletail and it will tell you where it ranges. On a flat iron is the best. Nothing getting stuck and no flavors lost!

Hi Denise-I soooo like the way you think!

Hi Brittany-It is cute isn't it??? Keep on drying!!!

Hi Lyle-don't know of any other name for it!

fgfg-make some fish! Thanks about the toe.

Hi Alan-check my link in the post and it will say where it ranges. I know it is an Atlantic fish so maybe!

Kristin-It's getting better!

Allaboutattitude - I'm sometimes about weird combos!

Hi Frogtown-Ouch!!!

Marc-these were really good. Thanks for the comps!!!


Hi Irene - Thanks a bunch!!!

add your blog-I don't like that news. It seems to be getting better!

Hi Captain Mary-This is one of our favorites!

Wow Megan I think you have me mixed up with Danni-I don't do conflict resolution for roosters??? LOL

Sarah said...

Tripletail is a new one for me, and now I need to find some and try it out! Thanks for sharing this info!

As for the toe, mercy sakes, did you bang it up good. I suggest a pack of ice, asap! Stay off the stilettos, and I hope it feels better soon.

Anonymous said...

Ever heard of MI5 PAS MIND CONTROL food programming JUDY?

You are a victim of it and your blog is full of mind control programming commands.

You are a victim of extreme abuse at the hands of the Illuminati but will have little or no conscious recognition of that. It is all in your subconscious mind.

Please try to WAKE UP and remember AND take this blog down.

Apart from that - you have a way with words, great style - just do it off your own bat!

Best wishes

Wise Owl

Thistlemoon said...

I thought I already left a comment on here - sheesh - I guess my mind is really going now! I love that you are drying your own apricots! I can't wait to hear how they turn out!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hi Sarah-I hope you find some - hopefully next week I can wear shoes!!!

Wow Anonymous - Wise Owl -I would delete this but it is so out there it's funny! Maybe you should put the pipe down for a bit?

Hey Jenn-The apricots were great but I over dried them a bit for the girls. I loved them though so even better!

Barry Wah Lee said...

I remember some dried apricots from my childhood that were really dark and delicious ( and old too).
Some people say that nuts taste better and are better for you if soaked in water and then put into a dehydrator?

kiara huz said...

That looks tasty! My family really enjoys seafood so I'm going to try it out this weekend. I love Costco!
Buying in bulk can be wasteful sometimes though...

A.C. said...

OUCH! Hope your toe feels better! I'm just getting over a sprained ankle... black and blue just aren't stylish when it comes to skin lol.