This week brought me a lovely set of local bluefish fillets from FreshDirect. Borrowing from the Baked Fish Nicosia from Moosewood's Sunday Night Suppers, I dredged the fillets in cornmeal mixed with a hint of cumin, coriander and cayenne. I pan-fried these lightly in oil and served with a fresh tomato salsa of local tomatoes, basil, and garlic, all tossed with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sea salt and pepper.
To complement this, I made yet another kitchen-clean-up salad with Satur Farms butterhead lettuce, radishes, scallions and cucumbers along with a medley of homegrown herbs (parsley, Italian basil, Greek basil, mint and sage).
I also enjoyed a bottle of the Benmarl Slate Hill white which is a slightly sweet blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling and Traminette. The wine was a rich golden color with hints of citrus and soft floral notes. This is a great summer sipping wine, either with seafood or tart fruits and cheeses to help balance the sweet and crisp flavors.
Pictures of all to follow.
FreshDirect: bluefish fillets, Satur Farms lettuce
Farmers' Market: radishes, scallions, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic
Homegrown: Italian basil, Greek basil, parsley, sage, mint