Sometimes it’s fun to splurge a little on nice ingredients. This piece of halibut was quite a splurge but well worth it. We’re eating thick halibut filets marinated with lemon zest, fresh oregano, shallots, kalamata olives, anchovy paste, and olive oil. The halibut was broiled and served on top of a mix of seasoned sauteed onions, chicory, and corn. Finally the dish was finished with a drizzle of lemon oregano vinaigrette.
T: this fish was amazing. The fish itself had such a fine, sweet flavor. I don’t know what you did to make this happen, but it was outrageously good to my ‘buds.
A: tell ya ‘buds i said ya welcome. 😛
T: i did, they said thank you very much. They started to write a thank you note, and I was like “this is too weird.”
A: seriously dude. now i’m weirded out. youse need to to keep your ‘buds in check… yo.
T: are you still the same scary new yorker?
A: hehehhehe i think i fell out of character for a moment there then hopped back in. anywho, i have to agree. this was a killa dish. everything was in perfect harmony.
T: seriously. The corn, greens, fish, lemon zest, caramelized onions, [ other stuff ]. And the anchovy was barely there, but made the whole thing really sing. Ooooohwweee.
A: boy…have you been listenin’ to that zydeco music?
T: a little bit, although it hasn’t caused me to type in quite the accented way that it has for you. Alright, rating… I give it a 4.9/5. Unreal flavor combo. Halibut is an amazing fish, and you did it lots o’ justice. I’m ready to chant your name right now.
A: alright… lets see it.
T: well I was ready until you asked for it. Now you’re not getting shit…. ok, umm, no, still can’t do it.
A: hehehehe… okay a-hole. now i can’t believe anything you say. anywho, i do agree with your rating. I give it a 4.85/5. these are freaking high scores for us. it was really that good. it’s amazing what subtle nuances the anchovies give it that really do make the dish. all of the main elements are allowed to shine but in an enhanced fashion. mmm mmmmmmm…..
T: yeah, anchovies are like the new bacon, omg.
A: omgeeeeee, like for reeeeeeeeeal!
T: woah there.