It’s not all the time that my palate and I are on the same plate. However, today, there was no debate. After days of consuming the feathery ones (turkey and chicken), my palate and I came to a rapid consensus.
We decided to go fishing. Thanks to the king of the hour, (whole snapper). As per usual, I made a few scores across the surface. Scoring same allowed the salt and black pepper and other spices to penetrate within.
In a hot skillet, a combination of canola and coconut oil was added along with a clove of garlic. The garlic provided additional flavor to fish. And, this was fished out and tossed. After drying fish with paper towel, it was lightly sprinkled with whole wheat flour and then pan-fried on medium heat and set aside.
Julienned bell peppers, onions, along with finely chopped scotch bonnet peppers, grape tomatoes, pimento (all spices) were slowly sauteed under low heat. Then, vinegar, honey, thyme, scallion with a splash of water were added. I made sure to season along with salt, and pepper.
Pan-fried snapper was then added back to skillet under low heat for approximately three minutes on each side. Fish soaked up all the aromatic spices and flavors. My palate and I were in ‘Surf Land’.
I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food.
Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds.
I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones.
I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food.
Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.
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