Friday, September 28, 2007
The fish is a take off on my traditional halibut, cod, flounder standby where I saute ribbons of onions and garlic with some fresh pepper, usually the small hot variety, then add chunks of tomato that become smashed and turn it into a "stewpy" sauce. This time I added thick slices of a fresh, sweet, red pepper that was begging to be eaten. (It was also yummy while fresh dipped in hummus while we waited for our starchy friends to finish cooking)
These guys were an impromptu delight. Usually the hubsband (yes I did mean to spell it that way, it's better than when we were engaged and I called him my financier!) likes the smashed variety with a bit of sauteed garlic and dill in olive oil.
This time I sliced them to boil them a bit faster, we were starving, and when they were about done (read: we had already snacked on everything not nailed down and weren't as ravenous) I transfered them into a nonstick skillet with olive oil then seasoned them with kosher salt and pepper.
And voila! An impromptu dish becomes a standby. Oh yes, my starchy friends, your days are numbered :)