Monday, May 12, 2014

Surf and turf

Eastside Road, May 11, 2014—
MOTHER'S DAY, and our 57th anniversary. The neighbors were grilling steak, but we had already bought salmon — the first of the season, for us. So we combined forces and resources, and here you see the result.

Cook made the salmon Nancy Hachisu's way, en papillote: she salted the fish gently, drizzled it with vodka, put a couple of small pats of butter on it, and strewed chopped green garlic on it; then wrapped it in aluminum foil.

Meanwhile Eric had prepared the tri-tip somehow; salt and pepper I'm pretty sure, and grilled it over a wood fire. While it rested, the salmon packages went on the grill; the fish simply steams in its own juice.

Thérèse had roasted some potatoes which were chopped up and combined with favas. What a delicious dinner!

This is how it looks:
The salmon……and the steak, hot off the grill

And it's all done.

Arneis, Azienda Agricola Tintero Elvio (Piemonte), 2012: soft, aromatic, supple; Rosé, La Ferme Julien, 2012 (Var): dependable and refreshing; Petite sirah, Ravenswood Vintners Blend (California), 2012: fruity, almost jammy, well made

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