Thursday, May 27, 2010

Some Dishes with Fishes

What with it being Fish! Week next week in San Diego, it seems appropriate to post some pictures of recent fish dinners. For a month or so now, we've been getting fresh, locally caught (primarily from Baja California) fish and shellfish every week from Catalina Offshore Products. The quality has been great, and we've really enjoyed eating more fish, so I fully expect this new tradition to continue.

Mano de Leon scallop. Snap peas, beans and beet green stems. Warm potato salad with bacon.


Sichuan Halibut
Sichuan Halibut

Grilled Yellowtail with Blood Orange and Fennel
Grilled Yellowtail with Blood Orange and Fennel

Grilled Black Sea Bass with Baby Bok Choy
Grilled Black Sea Bass with Baby Bok Choy

Green Curry with Halibut
Green Curry with Halibut

Yellowtail Confit Salad
Yellowtail Confit Salad

Grouper and Chips
Grouper and Chips

7 comments:

  1. Can you post these recipes, especially the sichuan halibut. These dishes look amazing, I love local seafood. I like Catalina Offshore, but also check out Poppas at the local farmer's markets.

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  2. It's fish week next week? I had no idea. Oh my, this is pure food porn! What kind of batter did you use for the grouper? Figures I hone in on the one thing that's fried (eyes rolling).

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  3. Hi Jeff - most of it is recipeless, I'm afraid. The sichuan halibut was a riff on Fuschia Dunlop's ma po dou fu recipe (which is very good). You can find the recipe here. The tuna dish with blood orange and fennel is from The Balthazar Cookbook, which has some fantastic fish dishes in it. The tuna confit method we used for the salad is something we've done a number of times now - we'll likely do a full post on the technique at some point.

    Carol - we used a beer batter for the grouper. We're still not very good at making fish and chips, but this batch turned out very nicely.

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  4. Wow. Looks tasty.

    Does Catalina Offshore Products have a presence here in SD? Or do you have to get fish shipped?

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  5. Yes - they are located here in San Diego. Their address is 5202 Lovelock St - a bit west of the south end of Morena Blvd.

    You can phone in an order for pick up, or you can go there between 9 and 2 on weekdays (and I think until noon on Saturday) and they will take you back to pick out what you want. Note that it is cash only on orders under $25.

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  6. wow this all looks so good. the sichuan dish reminds me of ba ren...and how much i miss it! i'm not sure if i've already asked you this, but what kind of camera do you guys use?

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  7. Hi Sawyer - I just have a little Canon point-and-shoot. The model is SD1100IS.

    Lately, though, I've been drooling over the Rebel T2i...

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