It's time for Fish Friday Foodies' February event. We are a group of seafood-loving bloggers, rallied by Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm, to share fish and seafood recipes on the third Friday of the month. This is, easily, my favorite recipe sharing event of the month. I always come away with a list of recipes that I just have to try!
And this month, I am hosting. And you might, rightly, have noticed that this is only the second Friday of the month. You are right. We decided to push the date up a week so that people might be inspired for Valentines' Day though these dishes would be great for any date night in.
Here was my challenge to the group for and event I themed 'Quite the Catch!': You can always celebrate love and romance...any day of the year. So, please share your favorite seafood dishes for you and your sweetheart and inspire the rest of us!
On the Hook
- Braised Cod Peperonata for Two by Karen at Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Curried Coconut Citrus Cod by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp) by Caroline at Caroline's Cooking
- Heart Salmon Cakes For A Romantic Meal by Sneha at Sneha's Recipe
- Lobster Thermidor by Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Miyagi Oysters with Pomegranate Mignonette by Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla
On My Plate
I had initially planned to make a raw Peruvian fish salad and plate them on heart-shaped dishes. But I received Miyagi oysters from our CSF (community-suppored fishery), Real Good Fish, this week and decided that those were perfect for a Valentines' event!
- 12 Miyagi oysters
- breadcrumbs for plating
- 1/4 C red wine vinegar
- 1/4 C apple cider vinegar
- 1 shallot, peeled and minced
- One 1-inch knob fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1/4 C pomegranate arils
- 1 T ginger syrup (or maple syrup, if you don't have ginger)
- fresh cracked black pepper
Serve immediately with pomegranate mignonette.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the vinegars, shallots, ginger, pomegranate arils, ginger syrup, and black pepper; whisk to combine. Serve with raw oysters.
Even though it's a 50-50 chance that I will have an adverse reaction to raw oysters, when I see them in our CSF share, I can't resist. And, for this time - no reaction! Sweet. I loved these Miyagi oysters,they were sweet, briny, and just about melt in your mouth. I know I'm strange, but I would rather a plate of these on Valentines' Day than a box of chocolates!
Next month, Karen of Karen's Kitchen Stories is hosting the group as we share recipes for fish tacos or taquitos. I can't wait!