Friday, April 29, 2011

how to say I'm sorry...

Let's face it, being in a relationship can be great but may not always be blissful. There are  days when you don't agree with each other, you’re not on the same page or may even have offended the other, you get my drift? Oh yes, as John Gray properly puts it, "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus".

So how do you say you're sorry?

Well I guess it differs from one relationship to another, from one person to the next. I know when my hubby is upset with me. But instead of worrying about what to say or how to say I'm sorry, I let my food do the work for me. You know the saying "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach”, I take this literally. I prepare a sumptuous dish, or even just an appetizer, and I am confident I can get my hubby to forget what he was upset about - it's a done deal.  I am not a psychologist but trust me, after being married for more than 20 years, I have mastered this trick... and remember this only works when you are the one who is saying I'm sorry... if it was his fault, then ...err ahh… that's a different story. Perhaps a blue box could appease you?  hint, hint.  

Next time you need to say I'm sorry, try to make this appetizer and let me know if the magic works for you too.

Bacon Strapped Halibut

I got the inspiration of this recipe online. Actually some recipes called for prosciutto, while others had bacon.  So I selected bacon and this is my take.

2 lbs. halibut cubed
1 pack bacon
lemon zest
fresh basil leaves


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Season halibut with lemon, salt, pepper and zest.  Wrap each cube with basil and bacon.  Secure with a toothpick.
Bake for about ten minutes.  Put on broil for another five minutes, to give get that crunchy bacon.


  1. What a great way to say I'm sorry. These look delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. WOW! These look fabulous! Bacon wrapped around fish (or anything, really!) is such a great combination! What a nice gesture to your hubby! I can't wait to try these! : )

  3. thanks Mary!
    Anne: all the bacon goodness went into the fish...yum!

  4. Awesome way to say sorry! I agree the best way to a mans heart is through his stomach. Anything with Bacon is better.

  5. Food has its own language and you express it beautifully.

  6. Your halibut dish is a nice alternative to the traditional bacon-wrapped scallop appetizer. Halibut is such a wonderful, versatile white fish -- it's good to see it being put to good use.

  7. Awww, Malou! Yes, bacon makes everything better. I came here to link your ampalaya recipe to mine, but looks like no Ampalaya Con Carne here yet.

    Thanks for sharing this post. The magic of bacon!

  8. It is lovely sorry. I just need to buy halibut......Thanks.

  9. This is the kind of dish that you make hubby mad on purpose so you can make it, right? :)

  10. I would definitely forget about any argument if a plate of this was in front of me! This sounds absolutely delicious!

  11. Wonderful write up & great dish.We love seafood & bacon. Thanks for sharing. Have been admiring your posts. How inspiring!

  12. Good meal is def. in my house to replace "I am sorry" as well.. this looks wonderful and very delicious!

  13. lovely dish, oh and you will love the lamb dish, so true about the power of food with our hubbys

  14. I would definitely forgive you if you offered me a plate of these!

  15. Yes bacon makes it all better! Actually when I have to apologize it's something sweet gooey and chocolate or a pasta carbonara. When he says he's sorry there's usually some kind of small box involved. Fortunately - for his waistline and wallet - we don;t have to say we're sorry very often... just enough to keep it interesting! Your apology looks delicious!

  16. What a cute post! These must have been a big hit as an apology, and they look amazing as well as delicious!

  17. These look so divine. I prefer Bacon over prosciutto too because I love how they make the dish more crispier. That would be perfect with white wine or a Merlot.


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