Monday, July 23, 2007

Last week's Fish Market

Last week I bought a tuna steak and a red snapper filet.

I marinated the tuna steak in lime juice with salt and pepper. Perfectly seared, it was amazing. I ate it with a light salad with a vinaigrette, so it was basically just a hunk of tuna. Very good meal.

In another meal, I made the red snapper. I cut it up into chunks (that skin is strong stuff!). I chopped up an onion and caramelized it with some olive oil. While it was cooking I chopped up a green pepper and added that into the onions. Next came some lime juice, I think it was 1.5-2 limes. One chopped tomato, some water, ketchup, salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and a bit of texas pete went in next.

I added the red snapper, and let it cook for a while. As it was cooking, I was making some "spanish rice" from a packet. I broke both things into two portions and made one lunch for later. The other plate is shown:

it was amazing.

oh yeah. I was originally going to write a great post about the food from a different slant. Basically, it boiled down to the nike slogan "just do it". Many people are afraid of cooking, afraid that they will screw up the recipe or something. You can't really do that bad. Just throw random stuff into a pot, simmer, and bam. FOOD.


adam said...


the tuna sounds pretty good, but for how long did you marinate it? the acids in citrus "chemically cook" the fish. was it still raw in the middle? you should've taken a picture of that, like after you cut it.

sstc said...

Yeah, I did consider that. It takes longer than I left it in there. The meat was very pink, just slightly warm, it was awesome.

Next week I was planning on buying some shrimp and octopus to make a ceviche from, and eat it with popcorn.