Friday, May 09, 2008

Law of Averages: CONTEST 2

There is nothing as romantic as a midnight picnic on a secluded Bermuda beach. In Law of Averages (available May 16 from Ellora's Cave) the rock-star hero, Gabriel Law, uses his culinary skills (just one of his many talents *wink*) to impress Megan Frost. The main course was this casual but culinary delight.

Fish Sandwiches:
1 egg
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
3 pounds Bermuda snapper fillets (wahoo works just as well)
3 tbsp combination of paprika, seasoning salt, and pepper (to taste)
1 cup flour
1 cup crushed cornflakes (bread-crumbs work too)
Oil for frying
12 slices fresh bread or buns
Beat the egg and milk in a bowl. Add the fish and marinate in the fridge for at least an hour or two. Combine flour and cornflakes in another bowl. Drain the fish, sprinkle generously with seasonings and coat with cornflake/flour mixture.
Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a heavy skillet. Fry fish until golden brown on both sides. Drain on a paper towel. Serve on bread with tartar sauce (recipe below) and your choice of lettuce, tomato and cheese. (Serves 6)

Homemade Tartar Sauce:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp dill pickle, chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped Bermuda onion

Simply describe what would be in your perfect midnight-on-the-beach picnic basket for a chance to win. If you like the beach picture above, you'll love the prize of a picturesque Bermuda calendar. I'm also throwing in an ARC of my last novella, Destiny by Design. Winner, drawn randomly, will be posted on Monday morning.


Shelley Munro said...

The photo of the beach is beautiful. Let's see - for my picnic I'd stick with simple - an antipasto type plate with lots of fresh bread, cheese, tomatoes, fruit, and other vegetarian goodness. :)

Wylie Kinson said...

Mmmm.... Shelley, that sounds scrumptious!

Lisa Anderson said...


I also love the beach scene. Add a really hot half naked guy and it would be even better-HAHA!

My perfect beach picnic would probably be fresh pineapple, strawberries, grapes along with a little wine and cheese.

I would add however that if there was a hot half naked guy with me, I don't think I would really care what was in the picnic basket.

Have a great day!

Lisa Anderson

Belle Scarlett said...

Hubby and I love "bed picnics" while watching a new DVD (less sand in your food that way ;-). We're seafood junkies and our ideal nosh usually consists of chilled lobster salad or pickled herring in sour cream, smoked oysters, crackers and caviar or roe dip, with a bottle of chilled white wine (Firestone is our label because we're near their winery) and later a selection of cheeses and fresh fruit for dessert.

Congrats on your upcoming release Wylie! If we win the calendar we promise to look at it during our bed picnics and if we win the book, we promise to read it during our bed picnics ;-)

XO, Belle
P.S. My husband is from Toronto, eh, so he's waving a maple leaf flag at you!

Debra Glass said...

Bermuda snapper and wahoo! Sounds like euphenisms. . .

Wylie Kinson said...

Hi Lisa - you've picked a perfect menu. Simple, scrumptious, juicy... Mmmm. I'm imagining the hot half-naked guy licking strawberry juice off your fingers and maybe other places ;)

Wylie Kinson said...

Hi Belle - I haven't had a bed picnic since BEFORE kids. Now it's too risky! They'd insist on joining in and crumbs would get everywhere. ACK - what a nightmare!! Well,... only 15 more years until they're in college ;)

Wylie Kinson said...

Debra - oh, that mind of yours. heh heh heh heh heh
And of course I'm now kicking myself for not using them in the book!!

J.K. Coi said...

That's a great picture Wylie! I want to go!

My perfect romantic beach basket would include cheeses and pickles and crackers with some fruit...which I would probably not even touch for the pounds and pounds of chocolate and bottles of wine!

roxann said...

The picture looks inviting. My beach basket would have wine, various cheeses, summer sausage, fruit pizza, a blanket and of course the half naked guy would have to be dessert.

Wylie Kinson said...

Ms Koi... you had me at chocolate ;)

Wylie Kinson said...

Hi Roxann -- you've added some yummilicious items like the fruit pizza and summer sausage. I love adding summer sausage to a turkey sub. Gives a bland sandwich a bit of oomph.
Thanks for stopping by :)

Cathy said...

My picnic would include lots of yummy finger foods that we can feed to each other:

melon balls (love licking off the juice)
cheese cubes
champagne(share the glass)
minature cream puffs

Jane said...

That's a pretty pic. It's been gloomy and rainy all day here. My basket would contain chicken and veggie kabobs, garlic bread, strawberries, champagne and cheesecake.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful picture! And those fish sandwiches sound fabulous. :)

Let's see... in my picnic basket, I'd want crab puffs, cheese, oranges, and honey whole wheat bread. Mmmmm!

Julia Smith said...

Add me to the list of people who love that beach scene - wow.

Hmm, picnic menu...

I'm with Cathy. Feed-each-other succulent morsels like grapes, cheese, roasted turkey, mini quiches, Irish soda bread, decadent chewy chocolate chunk cookies from a bakery and some champagne.

Amy Ruttan said...

Hmmm, lobster, corn on the cob, macaroni pasta salad.

Ok, I'm soooooo hungry now.

M. said...

i've actually already had the perfect late night beach picnic - years ago, B.K. (before kids) my husband and i had both worked late one night, then ran around doing errands. when i thought we could finally drive home and crash, my husband instead drove to a park on the the shores of lake ontario, on the west side of toronto, which looks over the downtown skyline. there happened to be an international fireworks competition that night, set to music. we tuned in to the corresponding radio station, looked over the water at the stupendous double vision of night skyline and fireworks, and my husband produced wonderful refreshments to go along with it. to be honest i don't remember the particulars - i know there were raspberries and chocolate involved - it was the unexpectedness of the gesture that seared itself into my brain. a perfect romantic moment.

Wylie Kinson said...

m. - awwww, that's so romantic :)

Wylie Kinson said...

Amy - Lobster would, of course, be the perfect Bermuda beach picnic food. It would have to be spiny lobster, which is the local species - and scrumptious!

Wylie Kinson said...

It's 2 minutes to midnight and I'm asking my hubby to pick a name out of the hat.....

and the winner of a Bermuda calendar and a copy of Destiny by Design is....

J.K. COI!!! Woot woot woot!!

J.K. Coi said...

Yipeee. Thanks Wylie!