Baron Mundi?

January 22, 2014

imageNo, actually Barramundi. It’s a mild, almost buttery white fish that I see for sale occasionally. Low in fat and calories, high in protein, and omega 3 fatty acids. It is now my favorite fish. I usually prepare it in an iron skillet broiled (in a toaster oven!) in a little olive oil. Served with some pre-steamed carrot and green beans, sometimes brown rice that I pre-cook. To reheat the rice, I throw it on top of the steaming vegetables in the steamer, and the rice grains are large enough that they don’t fall through the steamer holes. When the preheated skillet is hot, I add the olive oil, fish, and toss the steamed vegetables and rice on top of the fish and throw it back in the broiler for 10 minutes. Takes about 15-20 minutes tops, uses just a pot, steamer and pan.


Lunch at Casa Don

January 22, 2014

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It lives!

It’s been a while. Just for grins I thought I’d update this blog. Today’s lunch was pretty easy to assemble. I had a stack of corn tortillas that I decided to fresh fry crisp in moderately heated canola oil. I tend to overheat oil for frying, but I think I got it right this time. I had on hand some homemade chili (grass fed ground beef, red onion, crushed and minced garlic, chili powder, cumin seeds, tomato paste, catsup, Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, filtered water) and some homemade Pinto beans that were brined overnight in salted, filtered water (pintos, red onion, chili powder, cumin seeds, catsup {see a pattern?}. Topped it with mixed baby greens and some fresh cilantro and freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese and a drizzle of extra virgin Spanish olive oil.