By The Sea, By The Beautiful Sea

November 24th, 2018 § 0 comments

Yes, New Mexico is landlocked and Santa Fe County (where HG/BSK live) is far, far from any sea. However, Whole Foods does manage to sell very fresh seafood. There are Prince Edward Island mussels, soft shell crabs from Chesapeake Bay (plus oysters), Salmon from Alaska and Northwest USA, Petrale sole from the Pacific Ocean. And, much more. Ah, the wonders of jet planes. Not cheap. But, fresh fish never is (except on PEI). Last night BSK picked up an on-sale tin of shucked oysters at WF. Canny BSK figured the bargain oysters were stocked because folks like to add them to their Thanksgiving stuffing. BSK rolled the oysters in salt-and peppered corn meal and gave them a swift fry. With a sprinkle of sea salt and a squeeze of lemon they were a joy. Main dish was Petrale sole. HG fried five lovely filets in a mix of canola oil, butter and lemon juice. BSK made two side dishes: baby spinach sauteed with ginger and garlic; unadorned small boiled potatoes. Drank Provencal Rose’ with the oysters. Switched to Georges Duboeuf 2018 Beaujolais Noveau with the fish. Best Beaujolais Nouveau in years, truly fresh and sprightly.

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