This is the first dish I cooked for my partner 25 years ago. It’s relatively inexpensive and usually I can pull it together with pantry staples. There are countless variations but this is the one that I can make from memory and has served me well for over 2 decades.
Olive Oil, 2 1/2 times around the pan
Garlic, 4-5 cloves or more or less to your taste
Anchovies, 1 can flat
Red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp or a touch more if you like
Tomatoes, 2 cand, whole or sliced ideally but chopped work. Crushed would be last choice
Olives, about 1/4 cup sliced kalamata, oil cured, or similar
Capers, 1-2 tablespoons to taste
Parsley, flat leaf, 1/4-1/2 cup chopped
Pasta of your choice. Long thin is the best like spaghetti. Fettuccini works well too. In these pictures I have a gluten free fresh fettuccine.
Sauté the olive oil, garlic, anchovies and red pepper until the anchovies melt into the oil.
Add the tomatoes and stir periodically while cooking over medium heat
Cook and stir until most the liquid is gone and the oil clearly starts to separate
Add in the olives and reduce more of the liquid until mostly gone
Turn off the heat and add in capers
Stir in the pasta and plate. Topping with the parsley.
Simple salad dressed with olive oil, white pepper and lemon juice.
Gotta have a cocktail…this is my version of a Pomtini that includes grand marnier, home Meade citrus vodka, lime juice, pomegranate and grey goose.
I haven’t made this in a bit but was thinking about it coming home from work…
It’s your regular tuna filets marinated in picked juice before cooking.
After it’s looking a little cooked—-like 2-3 hours you can pan fry your tuna.
Once pan fried to just barely done, you can shred it to your liking with a fork. I’m happy with pretty decent sized chunks.
Next you add the fun stuff…1-2 green onions to taste, 3 or so Tablespoons of green olives, some sliced pickle to taste, powdered dill, salt and pepper to taste….and I dislike an all Mayo tuna so I use this: 1.5 Tbl Mayo, 1.5 Tbl lemon olive oil, and 2 Tbl vinegar of choice.
Mix it up and let it rest for like 30 minutes or more so everything marries well.
I served on a salad with some cucs, tomatoes and micro greens.
So Bon Appetit graces me daily with piles of new recipes…piles. Today a recipe caught my eye—well two. One for a Greek spinach rice and the other was a slightly Japanese style corn rice. I’m hitting both!
I thought about his since like 2 pm when I got the email and knew that salmon was the best choice to make this happen….alas. The freezers gave me Cobia. i didn’t find fresh corn but I had canned white corn.
I failed at chronicling every detail but I do have some pics.
For the corn…
1 cup rice
1 can white corn
2 cups water less the corn liquid and 1 Tbl soy sauce/tamari…combined should be 2 cups
I garnished with some fresh cilantro and fresh rosemary because that’s what I had…
I did it in the Instant Pot on the rice setting.
For the Cobia….
Cobia got a quick marinade in some lemon olive oil, tamari, garlic and onion powder. Then pan sautéed.
I soaked a batch of Rancho Gordo Corona Beans (which I see are sold out with a waitlist today — so I lucked out with my two bags.
This guys grow when soaked!
I cooked them with leftover cooking broth from the buckeye beans.
The broth is less clear than normal due to the cooking broth. These beans cook up to be nice and creamy with a flavor reminiscent of baked potato. Sautéed a batch with some beet greens as a seat for some mahi.
More corona bean stories to come! It’s a big batch.