Saturday, June 19, 2010

SIMPLE SATURDAY ... FLOWER (JAPANESE IRIS) & DINNER (COPPER RIVER SALMON)

"Anything simple always interests me."

~ David Hockney

Japanese Iris
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SIMPLE FISH MARINADE

~ excellent for any firm whitefish, grouper, trout, tuna and especially for this seasonal salmon treat
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LEMON/OIL/HERB MARINADE
(fish for 4)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon rind
2 Tbsp. horseradish
1 clove garlic, halved
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/3 cup olive oil

Combine all above except olive oil. Gradually add oil with whisk or in blender. Pour marinade over fish, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours. Grill as normal, basting with left over marinade (or reduce remaining marinade and serve over fish).

Delicious served with grilled fresh asparagus ( Toss asparagus spears with olive oil and a few splashes of balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with sea salt and cracked pepper. Grill until slightly caramelized.) Also, a simple baked sweet potato ...

6 comments:

Rick said...

Real beauties - love the deep deep colour!

Edith Hope said...

Dear Joey, Now although I do not consider there to be anything desperately 'simple' about this receipt [at least not for total non cooks such as myself], I am too tempted to ignore it and shall, first thing on Monday morning, repair to the market to procure all of the ingredients which I shall then use exactly as you suggest. As it happens, I am very fond of fish, as I am of the work of David Hockney!

joey said...

Thank you, Rick. This is about the last iris in my collection to bloom so had to honor it!

Ah, have tempted you, dear Edith! Enjoy ... just Googled David Hockney ... very interesting!

Linda said...

My favorite flower color; love the different angles and perspectives. Thanks for sharing your marinade recipe, it sounds very yummy!

joey said...

Thanks Linda ... if lucky enough to find Copper River salmon near you, this marinade fits the bill. If not, you will certainly enjoy on other favorites.

Kala said...

Beautiful mosaic Joey - the color is just gorgeous.