Repurposed Leftovers: Drunken Fish

When it comes to leftovers, I’m willing to eat the previous night’s dinner the next day for lunch. But that’s as far as I’ll go. Repeating dinner twice in a row? No way. However, sometimes I cook way too much or leave a restaurant with half my plate boxed. I’m starting to discover that the real trick behind using leftovers is turning them into something completely new. I recently left a fancy work dinner at Mr. Chow with a big container of drunken fish — sole cooked in rice wine. Honestly, the next day, it did not look appealing in the slightest, but I was determined not to trash an expensive entree. So I boiled some pasta, sauteed some portobello mushrooms, a kale/spinach/chard blend with the fish diced into bite-sized pieces and topped everything with lemon, basil and Romano cheese. Not bad for round 2!


2 responses to “Repurposed Leftovers: Drunken Fish

  1. Great way to use leftovers! My husband eats no leftovers at all, because he said growing up they ate everything his mom made and there weren’t any leftovers!

    So I try to be creative too – I just made a Thai soup with leftover grilled brisket – it turned out so good!

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