This meal was all about freshness. It consisted of super fresh red snappers simply seasoned with salt and pepper then seared over high heat to lock in the moisture. The snapper was accompanied by a jicama salad. The salad was made with julienned jicama, carrots, snow peas, and red onions then tossed with a vinaigrette made with fresh mint, cilantro, tamarind paste, lime juice, jalapenos, and honey. Just to be fair to the fish, we drizzled it with some of the tasty vinaigrette.
sans sauceT: this was scrumdidilyumptious.
A: hell yeah. it was pretty damn tasty. I went to one of our local seafood markets to pick up the fish and the dude told me that it was caught that morning right off the coast of california. so it was definitely fresh.
T: it was very fresh tasting, and the texture was absolutely perfect. It was flaking off in big chunks with just the slightest stab with a fork. Mmmm mmm.
A: and was super moist. i love the quickness and ease of cooking fish. even if you marinate it it doesn’t take long to make. i particularly enjoyed the fish with large bites of the salad. The salad was just so fresh and crispy and deeeee-licious! the sweetness of the jicama and the carrots really contrasted well with the tangy spicy herby vinaigrette.
T: The crispiness was amazing. Not to many salads have that level of crisp.
A: true dat. you know? we don’t really eat too many “leafy” salads. we eat lots of other salads though!
T: I like leafy salads, too. As long as it’s not iceberg lettuce or beets I like it. Iceberg lettuce and beets were sent here by satan.
A: the good satan, right? I love beets! and iceberg isn’t un-tasty! it just has no nutritional value.:-P
T: the white parts of iceberg are bad. I do not enjoy them. beets… I haven’t eaten a lot of beets. Currently I believe they are pure evil, but my mind could be changed.
A: sweet! i’m gonna love turning you to the dark side!… eh… the beet-side!
T: The Beet Side.
A: It’ll be the “Beet Side Story”.
T: The Beet Side of the Moon.
A: Just Beet It…
T: that’s enough beet fun for today. I’m rating. I give this meal a 4.7/5. It couldn’t have achieved that high of a rating without the actual fish being as fresh as it was. And it was cooked perfectly… and the salad was so delightful and fresh. Good stuff.
A: fo sho. I think “fresh” is really the best word to describe the meal. I give it a 4.666… it was wickedly good!
T: whew. I hope you like puns. 😐