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Sauteed Red Snapper over Zatarain's Dirty Rice
with a White Wine, Butter and Capers Sauce
'The Way Way Back'

By Jim Hasser

Sauteed Red Snapper over Zatarain's Dirty Rice
with a White Wine, Butter and Capers Sauce


Zatarain’s dirty rice.
Chicken broth. 
Fileted snapper (as fresh as possible; preferably caught that day). 
Olive oil. 
White wine. 

Cook rice with chicken broth instead of water until soft. 

Slice snapper length ways and leave about the thickness of trout, but no thicker than grouper. Season both sides of snapper with Emeril’s and then dust each side with flour. Once the rice is done, sauté each side of the snapper in olive oil on high for about 30 seconds to a minute. Save the juices and remnants in the pan.

Just before fish is ready, plate the rice in the center. Once the fish is ready, plate a filet or two on top of the rice.

Turn up stove to high and add ½ to 1 cup of white wine, (depending on how much sauce you want to make), to the juices and remnants of sautéed fish in pan. Cook on high until sugars are boiled out and it gets thick. Add capers and stir to blend. Add a tablespoon or more of butter. Cook until sauce is barely brown. Pour the white wine sauce over the top of the snapper and immediately serve. 

Should melt in your mouth. Good eats. Two thumbs up!

'The Way Way Back'
Duncan, (Liam James), a withdrawn teenager, goes on vacation with his badgering sister, selfish mother and her annoying, domineering boyfriend, (Steve Carell). To get away, he wanders off into a water park where he meets a cool, smooth operating water park owner, played by Sam Rockwell. Rockwell’s character takes a shining to Duncan and soon pulls him out of his shell. And so begins our coming of age summer.

The cast stars Carell, Toni ColletteAllison Janney, Anna Sophia Robb, Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, James, Rob Cordry, and Amanda Peet. Acting was really good in this flick.

The movie was directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Faxon directed such movies as Ben and Kate and Zookeeper, and Rash is known for directing Mike Tyson Mysteries and Community.

All in all, this coming of age film was really pretty good. It was entertaining and kept our attention all the way through. We give the movie two thumb up!

(Editor's note: Jim and Carolyn Hasser's Dinner & a Movie is a regular feature in Mobile Bay Times. Jim is an attorney in Mobile and Carolyn is a Realtor with Roberts Brothers.
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