Kippers & Capers & Groats, oh my

Say it with me: ‘I ain’t afraid of no groats!”

Brown 3 Tbsp. butter in a skillet on Med-Hi.
Pour in 1 c. raw buckwheat groats.   Stir & saute 3min.

Move groats to microwave-safe casserole dish.  Cover w/ 2 c . water.*  Cover and nuke** on high 20min.

At about the 15-minute mark, empty 1 can kippers (or similar oily smoked fish) into Med-Hi skillet.  Add 3 Tbsp. capers.  Scramble together 3-5min.

When groats are done, drain off any excess water.  Stir in kippers and capers from skillet and 1/3 c. hoisin sauce.  Top with 1/4 c. crispy dried french-fried / golden-fried onions*** or chopped fresh or dried chives, or the chopped green part of a fresh green onion.

Tastes way better than I’ll ever make it look!  And very restorative on a chilly day.

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*If they won’t let you open the fire hydrant and you don’t have a garden hose, tap water is fine.

**Unless you’re an adept of Cosmos B. Ouillabaise’s Order of the Celestial Microwave.  In which case, just stare at it till it’s done.

***Try a Mideastern or Indian grocery for a reasonable price on these.

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