Category Archives: Fish

So. Much. Fish.

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I got a little over-zealous at the store yesterday when I discovered an entire side of salmon- 1+ kg, for half price!

…But what do you do when you are one person, and you have a kilogram (nearly 2.5 lbs) of salmon that is going to go bad very shortly??

 

You experiment!

I’ve been wanting to make traditional home-cured “gravlax” (lox) for a while now, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Watch a couple of videos to get the idea, and then have at it!

Mine’s got salt, sugar, tamari, lemon, dill, pepper, and fresh ginger. It’ll “be happy” in that for 2-3 days and then, hopefully be beyond delicious…

I’ll let you know!

 

 

 

Soup Kitchen

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My roomie wasn’t feeling so good tonight…

What’s to be done? Soup. Hearty soup.

Carrots, potatoes, peas, pasta, mushrooms, salt, chicken stock. Simmer for a while. Add some spices.

Voilá! Instant feel-better-ness.

(I also made some salmon in the oven. Olive oil, dill, salt, basil. More instant feel-better-ness!)

Something’s Fishy!

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My kitchen smells like fish, but for the sake of art… and good food… and a good deal, who cares?

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with Gyotaku, so when these two whole medium-sized rainbow trout showed up in the store for less-than-half-price, it seemed like a great place to start! And, most importantly, after the fun was had, we filleted and sautéed them in lemon, salt, thyme, and oregano for dinner. No dye in sight! Mmm-mm!!

The Inspirational Dish

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The Inspirational Dish

My first post, in honor of the scrumptious dinner that I made this evening. It was so delicious (and pretty!) that I wanted to photograph and document it for others. And thus, The Hybrid Existence was born!

Imagine… 

Crackling oregano sautéed trout topped with tender, sweet red pepper and avocado.

A perfect baked Portobello cap filled with courgette (zucchini), cashew, cherry tomato, garlic, watercress, aubergine (eggplant), and cayenne stuffing.

A half-split baked courgette hollowed and filled with pesto, aubergine, mushroom, cashew, and watercress stuffing.

And a mixed avocado salad with olive oil and apple-balsamic vinegar, cherry tomatoes, and cashews.

SO-o-o delish!!