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I spent a lot of time in the kitchen today. Lunch was a thai green curry ling cod with rice and chard. Supper was a steak sandwich with grilled shoulder of beef and pagnotta garlic toasts. I thought shoulder of beef needed a moist cooking environment. I was wrong – it’s excellent grilled. I should have known, as my favorite … Read More

Salmon. Mmmm…belly.

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Mm. Salmon belly. It’s delicate and lucious, and reminded me of the feeling you get when you eat pork belly. I don’t know how to describe it other than that. Yen and I concluded that for sashimi, we’ll stick to the belly – use the rest for poaching, grilling, or whatever. Not that the rest of the fish was even … Read More

Yen. Me. And fish.

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Keeping this quick. 7 courses. Me and Yen. He knows food. 3 bottles of fine wine: Loire Anjou, South African Chenin Blanc, and Burgundian Chorey-les-Beaune. This was a night that perhaps will deserve the term ‘epic’. It was certainly an evening that appropriately honored the seafood from Sonora Island. It was certainly a culinary adventure. It warrants far more detail, … Read More

Sonora – homeward

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A little behind on my posts, I know. Yesterday morning Henry took us out salmon fishing. The day before, a 41 lb salmon, and a 56 lb salmon both came out of the same spot. When fishing is slow, this is a major deal. The big one was the biggest in the area since 1963. The highlight of the outing … Read More

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I have to make this quick. See the picture? Yeah. 21.5 lb spring salmon. The first I’ve caught in nearly a decade. It’s a beauty. So needless to say, I had a good day. Caught a Koho salmon, some big-ass ling cod, smoked some meats, and finally enjoyed a 2000 Domaine Pavelot La Dominode which was extremely good. It was … Read More

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We caught another whack of fish today. Some teenie ling cod. P had a good day, catching a 13 lb ling [seen on left], and generally just catching most of the fish of the day. We kept a couple ling cod – one to brine and smoke, and one to freeze whole to enjoy at home. We also took 4 … Read More

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Ling cod fishing is a lot of fun – a lot of action. I had a huge dog fish [small shark] coming after one of the ling on my line. Had to have been a big dog fish to want a piece of a 10 lb ling cod. I’ve been surprised how many ling are in that size range – … Read More

Props to my dad

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I don’t give my dad props very often. So here we go. I was looking at this picture from a couple nights ago thinking: “I think nothing of doing my own butchering of fish, fowl, and game. If if were not for my dad, I would not have these skills.” Not a big deal if you’ve been exposed to it, … Read More

Not your average Wednesday dinner…

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Chicken? Looks like it. Kinda. It’s actually an intact sac of Perch roe. I remember seeing it cooked on a rare occasion or two back when I was a kid, but have never touched the stuff in my kitchen. I had a quick conversation about the copious amounts of roe in the fish my dad’s been catching with Pam’s grandmother. … Read More

Fish. Wine.

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Divergent blog day, here I come. This is a picture I took on a bridge in Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark. In June. I figured blogs are more interesting with pictures. And I didn’t take any today, so here you go. It was unwise of me to not take pictures though, as it was an interesting day. I got a call at … Read More