With Matt on the DL, another of my duties is grocery shopping. It is always a very dangerous thing for me to do the shopping. I look at fruits and vegetables and fish and meats and I think about possibilities. Today I spotted a super fresh Arctic char from Iceland. This fish was so clear eyed and fresh smelling, I think it just got off the plane. How could I resist? Into my basket it went. I would figure out what to do with it later.
When I got home I pulled out my Scandinavian cookbook, Kitchen of Light by Andreas Viestad, and made the Arctic char with a mustard honey glaze. Cooking fish at a fairly low temperature is key. I am with you on this one Andreas. 325º to 375º seems about right. The fish does not dry out. Barton Seaver the sustainable seafood advocate, also promotes slow cooking fish. It was yummy.
I also discovered kiku apples. Deliciously crunchy and sweet, I had a taste and came home with half a dozen. They are Italian and Italians make everything better. And this is why my shopping for groceries is a problem. I don’t follow the list. But if I did, it would be like wearing blinders. I just have to go for it and see what is out there.