Menu ideas and recipes for black drum, yellowfin tuna, eggplant, sweet potatoes, pasta, gorgonzola, smoked salmon, greens and root vegetables
Brazilian fish stew
This moqueca de peixe (Brazilian fish stew) recipe is from Jessica Harris, a respected culinary historian and cookbook author. Oh my, we loved this stew—I made it with black drum fillets. No worries if you don’t have dende oil, I didn’t, just omit it.
Yellowfin tuna and gochujang-glazed sides
Another night, we enjoyed pan-seared yellowfin tuna with avocado, soy, ginger and lime, a reliably delicious Tyler Florence recipe. Yes, yellowfin again, what a charmed life—only possible because of my weekly fish share.
On the side, gochujang-glazed eggplant with fried scallions and gochujang-roasted sweet potatoes. I do love my gochujang.
Jim was away on his annual hunting trip for several days last week (two deer!) so I had my annual pasta indulgence festival—and probably gained about five pounds. I made my usual gorgonzola pasta since he’s not a blue cheese fan. This year, it featured shiitake mushrooms and arugula.
I also made a smoked and canned salmon pasta with onion, garlic, peas, lemon zest, dry vermouth, cream, parmesan, asiago, tarragon and black pepper. That was my favorite.
The usual sides
Greens made an appearance once again, sautéed with linguiça, onion, carrot, red bell pepper and garlic. Another regular: roasted sweet potatoes and daikon radishes with red onion, garlic, smoked paprika, ancho chile powder, and thyme.
See you next week!