Shopping at Whole Foods, I noticed the halibut in their fish counter looked particularly enticing. The clerk told me it had just arrived. The price tag said “on sale” so I snatched a piece. It’s still a pricey fish, even on sale, so why would I compromise the natural flavors by marinating such a lovely specimen? Wouldn’t I simply want to savor the flavor with just a bit of acidity and dill? Perhaps…but I have a head of bok choy and partial bottle of Soy Vay Teriyaki Island marinade begging to be released from refrigerated bondage.
This marinade is not as intense as many bottled Asian brands so I knew it wouldn’t totally obliterate the flavor. I also like the plethora of sesame seeds in the time-saving mix. I always prefer homemade, however, and a great substitute would be freshly grated ginger, minced garlic, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and sesame or peanut oil.
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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