Talking about the Red Lobster's Chocolate cake, a friend in the bowling alley said she had heard, on Facebook, that the Red Lobster was closing. I found something tonight which says the rumour is false. I wonder where these rumours come from? I am quite pleased it isn't closing. We don't go there a lot, but we lunch there twice a season with our Travel League.
I was just looking for a recipe for today's blog when I came across this piece of staggering information on How To Geek. The tallest recorded megatsunami in modern times hit Lituya Bay, Alaska in 1958; it destroyed vegetation up to 1,722 feet (525 meters) above the height of the bay and the wave that traveled across the bay was reported to have a crest on the order of 98 feet (30 meters) in height. I don't remember ever hearing about this, but how terrifying.
This to me, is a good old English dish. In this case it is all made easy for you by buying McCormick products. This is the kind of thing which, many years ago, we could buy in the fish and chip shops in the UK although not usually with beer in the batter, you had to do that at home. I confess the picture makes me feel quite hungry. Nope, I am not being paid to carry this recipe. Wish I was really. Help pay for all this bug stuff.
Beer Battered Cod
McCormick® Beer Batter Seafood Batter Mix, combined with the extra kick from OLD BAY, gives seafood a great taste and extremely crisp texture.
Makes 6 servings.
vegetable oil, for frying
1 cup McCormick® Beer Batter Seafood Batter Mix
1 tablespoon OLD BAY® Seasoning
2/3 cup beer or water
1 1/2 pounds cod fillets, cut into serving-size pieces
Pour oil into deep fryer or large heavy skillet, filling no more than 1/3 full. Heat to 375°F on medium heat.
Mix Batter Mix and Old Bay in medium bowl. Add beer or water; stir until smooth. Dip fish into batter. Shake off excess.
Fry fish, a few pieces at a time, 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning once to brown evenly. Drain on paper towels.