YEP, FISHING/FARMING WERE ON MY MIND

In the scheme of things, it seems like the ocean and the land were great players in my pot. It makes me wonder, “Could I survive with a net and some fertile soil?” And, the answer is,  yes I could!” There goes my imagination again. But guys, this is for real. I relied on thoseContinue reading “YEP, FISHING/FARMING WERE ON MY MIND”

PROUD OF MY CATCH#SNAPPER SWEET/SOUR VEGGIES

It was the perfect set-up. Finally, summer temperatures took a nose-dive and in came showers and a refreshing feel of winter Florida-style. I went with the flow and flung open my doors and windows. I had a plan; a perfect plan for supper. I went to my kitchen and went surfing. And what did IContinue reading “PROUD OF MY CATCH#SNAPPER SWEET/SOUR VEGGIES”

SNAPPER WITH SWEET/SOUR PICKLES

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). AsContinue reading “SNAPPER WITH SWEET/SOUR PICKLES”

CHOPPY SEAS COULDN’T STOP ME!! #SNAPPER CATCH

In my culinary mind’s eye, I went fishing. The fact is, I wouldn’t last long on those high seas; I would go hungry. I prefer to dangle my feet by the water’s edge and watch the waves. I take my hat off and prefer to leave fishing to those hardworking fisher men/women who toil toContinue reading “CHOPPY SEAS COULDN’T STOP ME!! #SNAPPER CATCH”

BIG LOVE…PERFECT CULINARY FELLOWS! #ESCOVEITCH FISH/SPINACH

When it comes to my culinary needs, I’m pretty liberal. I allow my palate free-rein to explore. She knows what I desire and if I don’t concur initially, we often come to a compromise. Ultimately, our needs are satisfied in the long run. So, the week-end was one of those when we were on similarContinue reading “BIG LOVE…PERFECT CULINARY FELLOWS! #ESCOVEITCH FISH/SPINACH”

A JAMAICAN FAVE #ESCOVITCHED SNAPPER FISH

This old favorite of mine was due for an early revisit. After making a delicious fish broth(tea) with the heads of my two snapper along with root vegetables, I decided to continue the traditional way and did a Jamaican escovitch fish dish with the remainder of my snapper. Although this dish is predominately served duringContinue reading “A JAMAICAN FAVE #ESCOVITCHED SNAPPER FISH”

SPICY AND COLORFUL FEST #ESCOVITCHED SNAPPER

It was quite a spicy and colorful treat a few evenings ago.  I wasn’t in the mood to count calories. After all, it was another ‘cheat’ day of mine. So, what did I do? I went island mon! Yes, it was back to basics for yours truly. I reckon the celebratory mood was still within.Continue reading “SPICY AND COLORFUL FEST #ESCOVITCHED SNAPPER”

A SWEET/SOUR/SPICY SNAPPER FISH DISH

I had a couple of snapper fish left out for thawing overnight in refrigerator. Fast forward to this afternoon, they perched on the square plate looking firm yet limp awaiting my attention. Clearly, they were fully thawed and ready for action. Guys, to tell you the truth, I wasn’t in the mood for fish. ThatContinue reading “A SWEET/SOUR/SPICY SNAPPER FISH DISH”

PAN-FRIED LEMON SNAPPER FISH WITH CREAMY POLENTA/JAMAICAN SPINACH (CALLALOO)

This dish brings me back to my roots (my Jamaican roots). However, I’ve tweaked it a bit. Before I fried fish, I infused oil(combination of canola/coconut) with garlic, pimento(all spice) and thyme on low heat. Then I pan-fried fish and generously squeezed fresh lemon. Instead of a mainly vinegar-based topping of escovitch sauce, I incorporatedContinue reading “PAN-FRIED LEMON SNAPPER FISH WITH CREAMY POLENTA/JAMAICAN SPINACH (CALLALOO)”