I understand the problem as well as anyone: we’re told to eat fish for its health benefits, but it’s a challenging ingredient that leaves us either nervous or unfulfilled. We’re afraid to eat it, and when we do we’re hungry later. Well I have the solution — trout paired with bacon.
Turbot has become my new favorite fish. At first blush, it’s light, mild, and delicate. But a heartbeat later you realize its meaty, dense, and packed with beautiful flavor. Pair it with this seasonal and politely assertive sauce and you’ll really get your loved one’s attention on a cold December night. Most importantly, the ingredients… Read More Early Winter Heaven | Turbot with Chanterelles and Melted Parsnips
I think this stuff is fantastic. Only available from mid-May to mid-June, this fish tastes nothing like a farm-raised salmon. This is a fish that’s done some work swimming. Tonight, Hades seasoned it with salt and pepper and a few drops of olive oil. He grilled it outside on an oak plank covered with fennel… Read More Friday Night Grill | Copper River Salmon
The birth of this post comes from a piece of bony fish. I had a lovely piece of sea bass that would have made a gorgeous steak all seared off and pretty, ready for it’s close up. But darn it if I couldn’t pry loose some stubborn pin bones. Many people wouldn’t bother with such… Read More A Classic Revisited | Sea Bass Salad
I have an affinity for things that many other cooks find tedious. I happen to love the prep work of cooking. Give me a huge pile of carrots and onions to chop, a whole head of garlic to mince. I will happily fill prep bowls to overflowing, arranging all ingredients in order of use and… Read More The Organized Kitchen | Why (and How) I Make Stock
Cherub, 3 (and a half now! she’ll tell you), was a big helper in the kitchen tonight. And as a result, she totally nom’ed her dinner. It didn’t hurt that one of her favorite things to eat is hummus anyway. We made some homemade tonight since we had leftover chickpeas from last night’s dinner. I served her… Read More Get That Baby in the Kitchen | Homemade Hummus