Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Menu ideas and recipes for black drum, yellowfin tuna, eggplant, sweet potatoes, pasta, gorgonzola, smoked salmon, greens and root vegetables

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.

yellowfin gochujang eggplant sw potatoes

Pasta extravaganza

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!


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