A Book for Young Adults by Lew Moll
Young Jason Miller is bored because he's missing youth baseball while on a family vacation at Lake Tahoe, California. To make matters worse, he learns that his girlfriend has dumped him. Feeling like the world's biggest loser, he meets pretty fifteen-year-old Stephanie on the shore path and sees an opportunity to make up for being dumped. When she fails to show interest, however, he decides to try his older brother's Recipe for Making Out on her. His awkward and comic attempts to apply the recipe to Stephanie, though, cause him to weave a tangled web of deceit. When Stephanie suddenly becomes a suspect in a crime, Jason plays detective in the hope of clearing her name and winning her gratitude. Along the way, he learns that there is far more to teen relationships than a goal of making out.
Lake Tahoe Style, Writer's Trout
6 whole cleaned trout (about 8 oz.each)
1 cup milk
3 green onions (including tops), chopped
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper Salt
6 strips bacon
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
Lemon wedges (optional)
Arrange fish in a single layer in a baking dish; pour milk over fish and let stand for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine onions, parsley,lemon juice and pepper. Remove fish from milk; sprinkle cavity of each trout with salt and spread with onion mixture. In a wide frying pan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, drain, and set aside. Leave 3 tablespoons drippings in pan; reserve the remaining drippings.
Combine flour and cornmeal on a piece of waxed paper; dredge trout in mixture until coated on both sides. Heat the 3 tablespoons bacon drippings in pan over medium heat; arrange half the fish in pan. Cook, turning once until fish is done -- takes 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Transfer fish to a platter, cover loosely, and keep warm. Cook remaining fish, adding reserved drippings as needed. Slip a bacon strip into cavity of each fish. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desires. Makes 6 servings.