Friday, June 22, 2007


~ Summer's Welcome Visitor

(Tiger Swallowtail)
~ Adapted from Cross village: A Selection of Tastes, Art, and Memories
6 boned and skinned whitefish fillets
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. chopped green inions
4 Tbsp. Blackberry Brandy
4 cups sour cream
1/2 tsp. dill
juice & zest of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
pint of fresh blackberries
  • Melt butter in large saute pan. Add oil and raise heat slightly. Saute whitefish for a few minutes on each side until flakey (about 4-7 minutes depending on thickness). Carefully remove to heated platter and keep warm.
  • Saute onions in same pan until soft and transparent. Raise heat, add Blackberry Brandy and stir until thickened. Lower heat and whisk in sour cream, lemon juice and zest, and pepper, stirring constantly. Do not boil or sauce will curdle.
  • Ladle a bit of sauce on heated plate, top with whitefish and a bit more sauce. Garnish with fresh blackberries. (Serves 6)


Iowa Gardening Woman said...

WOW, absolutely stunning picture of the tiger swallowtail!

A wildlife gardener said...

What a wonderful photo of the tiger swallowtail butterfly! How privileged to have such a visitor in one's garden!

I can see I'm going to be slavering like a big hungry dog when I visit your blog...the recipes are so mouthwatering!

I love your skills in photography...the summer solstice photo is sooo dreamy and magical-looking.

I see we have the same sundial...Grow old along with me...I did two posts about ours on 19+20 Dec 2006, if you are interested in reading them :)

Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your encouraging comments.

joey said...

Have been OOT, playing catch up. Your comments are HUGE, since both of you have awesome sites. Thank you, BIG TIME for the visit.

joey said...

P.S. Wildflower Gardener ~

I visited the sundial post (left a note) and, indeed, they appear the same. Come for a visit to Michigan and I'll introduce to you to my dear friend from Scotland. The kettle is on the back burner ~