Eh, what a lackluster day. So I'll write about Sunday. I spent quite a while at the farmer's market assembling the ingredients for a Portuguese-inspired dish that was in Saveur. I got a striped bass for about $3.50 from the fish cart. I had to clean it, which was fun even though a bony fin stabbed me in the finger. To get back at him I cut him up and stuffed lemon in his wounds. Take that!The farmer's market had no fennel but the co-op has pretty baby fennel for pretty cheap.
Here's the bass before he fucked with me.
I got some nice fingerling potatoes, too. This one is so teeny.
Mussels and clams from the mussel and clam guy. These manila clams are so small that each one just contained a sweet half bite. No finger included for scale.
Here's the finished dish. I blanched the fennel for four minutes. I cooked it with white wine, salt and pepper, and orange zest. I didn't have lunguica, but next time I would add a bit, or some Spanish chorizo.
This was the vinho verde that inspired it all. Someday I hope to visit this winery and see that stone structure in person.