Saturday, August 22, 2009

one fish, two fish

So I am not a big fan of fish. Never have been. No fish and chips, no crab, no shrimp, no sushi. NO sushi. I think its the texture of everything. I am not sure. But I wished I liked fish more. I really do. I try to like it, but it usually fails me.

Oddly enough, I like tuna in a can. Which, my fish loving husband, absolutely loathes. Growing up, my family went to dinner at a local chinese restaurant almost every Friday. And I always, ALWAYS ordered the tuna melt. Which, is not Chinese at all, I know. Are you following me? Anyway, to this day, as an adult, I cannot walk into that place without being harassed by the owner and called tuna melt girl. Seriously, like a thousand times. Not exactly flattering. And I havent ordered a tuna melt in over 10 year! So needless to say, we dont go there very often.

Anyway, my in-laws went to Alaska over the summer to spend a week at the vacation home of a family friend. While there, they went fishing and caught a lot of fish. The maximum you could catch actually. So when they came home and offered us some super fresh, vacuum packed halibut and salmon, I gladly accepted. I DO want to like fish, afterall.

So after spending a while on the internet researching recipes, I found a one for the halibut that I thought would work. Citrus glazed halibut with peach salsa. I figured, I like citrus. And we had fresh picked peaches. And I LOVE salsa. So yes, this was going to be good. I could feel it.

And it was! The best part was that the fish was soooo fresh. It made a huge difference for me. Here are some (not so good) pics.

With the salmon, I used a recipe from our church cookbook (one of my favorite sources). Thanks Sharon! Hope you dont mind, but I opted out of the dill and added some orange juice to the marinade.

Simply grilled (on foil) with veggies and cous cous. Again, so yummy!

Oh, and on the same night I made the halibut, my neighbor showed up at my door with these babies

Homemade carne asada tacos. With fresh corn tortillas and cilantro and cabbage. They were amazing.

So we ate those too. We like to stuff ourselves to maximum capacity on a regular basis.


Olive Oyl said...

Um, would those tacos be from your neighbor JuanGeorgeDavid "We don't really know what your name is so we call you whatever we feel like at the moment" or your neighbor with the spectacular lawn???

That fish looks devine, and I don't like fish either! Of course, it would be better with a certain kind of chutney, but I won't mention that on here... ;)

Jill said...

I'm so proud of you! And I'll have to try that halibut. It looks amazing.

vanessa said...

olive oyl, you are gross... chutney hehehe. oh toni, you KNOW i love some good carne asada tacos! if i had to live off of one entree the rest of my life, it would be those.

Angie said...

Are those from Josevid? They look yummy :) Our next bbq should include salmon!

~Bobbi~ said...

Wow! Your food looks delicious! Yumo!