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LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY DINNER
cap, captain miss america
teaberryblue

HOLY CRAP PEOPLE. I HAD THIS DINNER.

It was not tonight, even though tonight we had ROSE POTATO GNOCCHI WITH LEEKS AND DOUBLE-SMOKED BACON IN BROWN BUTTER AND SHRIMP AND SCALLOPS AND LOCAL CLAMS WITH AN ARUGULA, NASTURTIUM, BEET, AND CUCUMBER SALAD ALL DIRECTLY FROM OUR GARDEN. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY CRUNCHY-TOPPED HOMEMADE APPLE PIE.

So when I tell you that last night’s dinner was even more awesome, you have got to believe it!

We started with BLOWFISH.

OH MY GOD I ATE BLOWFISH.

OH MY GOD I ATE BLOWFISH.

I have never had a blowfish before. My mom brought them from a fish market she goes to on Long Island that specializes in local and ethically-caught fish. These little puppies were apparently my grandfather’s favorite fish, but I think these guys became a no-go because they are so cute it is like eating kittens– maybe PETA was right? But god, they taste as cute as they look. All delicious and meaty, they have a texture like perfect juicy rotisserie chicken and a flavor like mild tuna. Dude these are the freaking bomb.

After the blowfish, we totally had locally-caught scallops like THESE RIGHT HERE:

SCALLOPS IN CREAM SAUCE WITH APPLES

SCALLOPS IN CREAM SAUCE WITH APPLES


Scallops are like my favoritey mc favorite of all bivalves and possibly all seafood and maybe even all foods ever. They just have the most amazing texture on earth and in cream sauce nom nom nom nom nom I could keep nomming forever, do you know?! I do.

But WE ARE NOT DONE.

After I am full of amazing scallops, we got to eat ANOTHER FOOD I HAD NEVER HAD. THIS RIGHT HERE? THIS IS PUMPKIN SWORDFISH.

IT IS LIKE SWORDFISH. BUT SWORDFISH THAT ATE SHRIMP.

IT IS LIKE SWORDFISH. BUT SWORDFISH THAT ATE SHRIMP.


Pumpkin Swordfish! It is a handline-caught swordfish local to the East Coast US which is one of the ones most of the marine conservation orgs have on the OK list, as opposed to many other varieties of swordfish that are being seriously depleted. This was really yummy, too. It wasn’t quite as steak-y as other swordfish, but it had a richer flavor.

Accompanying the swordfish were THESE AMAZING STRING BEANS WE GREW OUR OWN SELVES:

THEY ARE DELICIOUS AND GREEN AND YOU WANT THEM

THEY ARE DELICIOUS AND GREEN AND YOU WANT THEM

THIS POST REQUIRES SO MANY CAPS BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO EXPRESS THE AWESOME THAT WAS THIS DINNER. IT IS MORE THAN 24 HOURS LATER AND THERE IS STILL THIS MUCH SQUEE.

MORE TOMORROW ON HOW TO MAKE USE OF APPLES IN COCKTAILS.

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.


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I am jealous of your dinner.

THAT IS BECAUSE MY DINNER IS THE KING OF ALL DINNERS. EVERYTHING THE LIGHT TOUCHES, SIMBA.

Aren't blowfish supposed to be poisonous if they're cooked wrong or something? I thought I heard that somewhere...

It's extremely poisonous, and not just if they're cooked wrong, but if they're cut/prepared wrong too.

[here via friendsfriends. was impressed by the food!]

I think that's just Pacific blowfish. Atlantic Northern puffer which are the local kind we have are totally safe.

Ooops, I lied! I thought these were the safe kind! They weren't!

There are different kinds of blowfish! These ones are not poisonous. The kind in the Pacific are, though.

That is also good to know!

Ooops, I lied! I thought these were the safe kind! They weren't!

I WANT TO EAT ALL OF THAT!!!!

HERE I WILL STUFF IT IN YOUR MOUTH.

I love to cook, and to eat, and this meal amazes me! My favorite line: "But god, they taste as cute as they look." Oh, you sick puppy!

This meal was so kickass it out-kickassed the garlic festival and the shrimps and scallops with gnocchi from yesterday. And they do! They are so delicious it cancels out the pang of guilt of eating something adorable.

OMG, it's not even 10 am, and a post about fish has got me STARVING.

I loved your intro post, but the food caught my eye!

Looking forward to reading more of your journal.

Your journal makes me hungry and want to get drunk!! I can not read it at work!!

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