Are you a fish person? I didn’t used to be. Growing up all I was ever given the choice of was catfish. Blech. Oh I know it’s popular, especially here in the South, but, fishy fish is not for me. Many years ago I was introduced to a whole new class of fish. Very mellow flavors with no fishy taste at all. Halibut, Swordfish, Grouper, just to name a few. Needless to say, I was…hooked. (Sorry. Had to do that. Had to. It was begging for it.)
Take any of those mild flavored fishes, add some olive oil, garlic (I have a love affair with garlic. I do. So good), some fresh lemon juice and chopped parsley, and you have one very fine dinner. This past Saturday I made swordfish kabobs and paired it with an Orzo salad I made with grape tomatoes and green onions. Man oh man it was delicious. The first barbecue of the season in the books. I am ready for round two. And three, four, five, six….you get the idea. I love food.
There’s just so much about cooking and creating in the kitchen that I love. The smell of the fresh ingredients, the vivid, beautiful colors. I am in sensory overload, and it is fantastic. I even love the hustle and bustle that happens as I maneuver my way around all four of my pups at my feet, as they wait for any tidbits to fall. It gives me such joy. It’s a very cathartic experience.
So have I convinced you non fishy folks to give it a try? Hmmmm? I bet you are, perhaps, still a wee bit unsure. You may be thinking that nothing can compare to a ginormous steak. Which, by the way, I also adore. (Food. Me. Best friends. Remember?). But I ask that you give it a try. You just might be very pleasantly surprised. I like those kinds of surprises, don’t you?
Until next time.