Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dining In Dallas... Eddie V's Prime Seafood

While recently visiting our daughter in Dallas (where she's in law school), I had the daunting task of finding places for us to have dinner. The reason I mention that it was daunting is because there are so many amazingly good restaurants in Dallas, to choose from.

Having been to other locations of Eddie V's, we were fairly certain the Oak Lawn location in Dallas would be equally as good. Frankly, it was even better. The bar scene is extremely fun and vibrant so we decided to have our cocktails and appetizers in the bar. It's a great place for people watching. So, we started out with martinis and market oyster on the half shell served on ice with lemon and mignonette sauce. Perfection in every way.


Next, we were seated at our table and sipped cocktails as we decided what each of us would order. First, we shared an Heirloom Tomato Salad which was much like a Caprese Salad, with Bufala Mozzarella, basil, EV olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. I could not have made it better myself. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of it because we'd eaten it all before I could remember.


For an entree my hubby ordered the Carpet Bag Filet Mignon which is stuffed with fresh batterfried oysters and Bernaise sauce. He loved it and made it soon disappear. Our daughter ordered the Parmesan Crusted North Altlantic Lemon Sole served with tomato and herbs, served with garlic butter, which said was divine. I ordered the Filet Mignon stuffed with fried oysters and no sauce and it was to swoon for, trust me. We also ordered side dishes of grilled asparagus and twice stuffed potatoes, which are large enough to share with four people. All were perfect.

I'd also like to add that the service was impeccable from the greeters to the busboys. Our waiter didn't hover too much but was always there when we needed him. Nothing to complain about here except that we were all too full for dessert......

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lazy Lobster Rolls With Lightly Salted Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Every time we have lobster tails we seem to have a lot left, so I'm always looking for recipes. The new Bon Appetit has a wonderful recipe for Lobster Rolls, although I followed a slightly less complicated recipe path since I didn't want to go to the store. In lieu of that, we both agreed that no matter what, it's definitely our new favorite for *Sandwich Night*. So, here is my slightly lazy version of Lobster Rolls served with lightly salted baked Sweet Potato Chips:



2 split Kaiser rolls (hot dog buns can be used by slicing a thin piece off the outside of each bun)

1 tablespoon butter, softened

2 large lettuce leaves (to fit)

1-1/2 cups of leftover (or freshly cooked) lobster meat, chopped

4-5 heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise

1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lime juice

2-3 dashes of Tabasco sauce (or to taste)

2 green onions chopped (I used yellow onions I had on hand)

1-2 stalks of celery, chopped

salt and pepper, to taste

1 pinch of dried basil, parsley, or tarragon (I prefer tarragon)


1. Lightly butter the buns and saute in a pan, turning when browned to liking. Remove from pan to plates.

2. Line one side of sandwich with lettuce.

3. Mix all other ingredients together in a bowl.

4. Pile onto each sandwich, add baked sweet potato chips and ENJOY!

Approximately 650 calories for the entire meal.....