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I’m craving a big, toothsome piece of fish, monkfish to be precise, but am hazy on the recipe preparation. Hazy until Chef Jamie Oliver’s site cleared the fog. His seafood recipes alone have earned him his toque, this Monkfish recipe being no exception. After deciphering the British nomenclature and tweaking the ingredients, the end result was superb.
Monkfish releases a lot of fluid while roasting and I want a
roast, not a poach. Chef Oliver gives the reader a tip to avoid that calamity: Salt the monkfish and let the fish rest on paper towels 1 hour prior to cooking. He instructs that this will release excess moisture.
Purchase your monkfish from your best local fish purveyor. If
you’re interested in the details and more monkfish minutia, check out my Bouillaibaisse recipe.
Update: 1 cup of wild rice and 1 cup of farro both cook at the same time (as long as they’re not quick cook) and work great as a base for the chicken in this recipe, too. This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the year––good thing I’d purchased a chicken. … Full recipe post »
Coming off a four-week, super-intense editing of my next book, “The Welcome Home Diner”, a contemporary novel about two women opening a diner on Detroit’s east side. I get why writers isolate themselves during the process. I was assigned a well-seasoned editor determined to squeeze the best book that she could out of me. The verdict will be in the hands of … Full recipe post »
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