Archive for the ‘Fish’ tag
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe, as many of you have pointed out. I apologize for the lapse, but I have been traveling, eating out, and generally not cooking anything very LeChef-worthy, so I have refrained from posting until I did something worth sharing. Today’s meal is a classic “walk into the grocery store, see what looks good, and go from there” dish.
First stop was the fish counter, where I found some great-looking Chilean sea bass. Incidentally, Chilean sea bass is not sea bass at all. It’s not even closely related to sea bass. It is actually the Patagonian Toothfish, a rather fearsome looking fish native to the southern oceans. In a spectacular branding coup, enterprising fishmongers dubbed it the Chilean Sea Bass and brought it to the world markets in the late 1970s. What used to be a trash fish, a by-catch of more desirable species, made its way into the finest restaurants. I guess “seared Patagonian toothfish” just doesn’t have the same ring, does it?
In any case, the beginnings of a seared toothfish dinner was in the makings. I decided to pair it with some wild beech mushrooms in a simple butter sauce with parsley. A cous-cous with fresh green almonds, cranberries, and shallots would be the starch.