Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dinner Skillz

Out 26th of 70th in the Skillz. Got in ahead to Mr. Donkette chasing an.... ace pair draw or something.

But so what? This was my dinner:

Started with some fresh corn on the cob. Remember folks. the secret is to add sugar and milk to the boiling water. DO NOT ADD SALT TO THE WATER. Add salt to the cob when you eat it.

This is a picture of corn.

Then I pulled out this delicious filet. Wild sockeye salmon. It's been a while.

Smells Like Fish

Closeup Raw

Then I seasoned it with pepper, salt, ground coriander seed, and fresh dill.


Did the usual grilling. Almost-high heat, 4-5 min a side. Skin side down first. Oil on the grill.

But I wanted something a bit simpler than usual tonight. So I sautéed some fresh dill and minced garlic in butter. I mixed that in with some melted and clarified butter. All of that was poured generously on top, followed by a squeeze of lemon. I served it with zucchini sautéed in pan the dill and garlic had been in, along with garlic bread.

Bon Apetit

Look at that garlic

Fatty fish

Oozy fat

Standard-issue zucchini

I washed it all down with the bottle of Dr. Pauly Riesling I've had in the fridge since Eh-Vegas. That is one sweet wine. Literally... it's like white grape juice. As I was corking it, the neck cracked. Lucky for me, it didn't shatter and ruin it all. Alas, I had to drink an entire bottle by myself. It's a hard-knock life.


OhCaptain said...

Where does one find corn on the cob that's any good this time of year? I have to admit, its the one thing I usually look forward to buying out of the back of a truck.

meanhappyguy said...

Iron Chef of lucksackery,

What is the difference between "Then I seasoned it with pepper, salt, ground coriander seed, and fresh dill."


"I tossed some grass on the fish"


Glad you're back to talking about food again!

Astin said...

Cap'n - I picked it up at an organic fruit/vegetable store in a market near me. It wasn't as good as prime season, but it worked. When it's everywhere, I go through ears of the stuff every week.

MHG - Way to show your ignorance. Dill is a weed, grass isn't. But that's why I'm here, to educate the masses.

Instant Tragedy said...

I just gained three pounds looking at it.

Nice and tasty my friend!



Eric a.k.a. Bone Daddy said...

no offense to donkette and riggs, but whatever contest they have agreed to, they have already lost.

I was going to entry whatever bounty it was, cause i have some coookin skillz, but now way now.

Eric a.k.a. Bone Daddy said...

ps i'm 100% add free, except for that full tilt free roll suck up.