Tonight we at an early dinner of sauteed fresh wild cod on a bed of braised “mystery” leafy veggies and garnished with a tangy grapefruit beurre blanc.
T: so what’d you think of this meal overall?
A: honestly? i really didn’t think that it was completely cohesive. all the elements were pretty good, but they just didn’t tie together well. i really like the idea of grapefruit beurre blanc and a white fish but something wasn’t right. how bout you, t?
T: yeah the idea of this seems unbelievably great. I thought there was something missing on the savory end of the spectrum while eating the fish and grapefruit sauce.
A: you know, i really added very little salt to this meal. i really think that if i had even just seasoned the sauce and the fish a bit more, the dish would have worked better.
T: I agree that each item was really tasty by itself. I also enjoyed the mystery veggie.
A: mystery veggie = leafy not-so-green that tasted and had the same consistency as kale.
T: but it wasn’t kale?
A: man, i just don’t know. the produce market didn’t have a sign up for it. i read all the signs they had listed, identified each item on the shelf and was left wondering what this pretty purple (with green trim) veggie was.
T: Is there such a thing as a red or purple kale?
A: i dunno, t. maybe one of our wonderful readers knows what the heck we ate tonight!
T: you know what? I know one of them does. They always know. If I was on Millionaire and they were my audience, and the question was food-related, I would be happy to cash in on my “ask the audience” lifeline.
A: uh… dude… i didn’t know you were a huge millionaire fan.
T: i’m not. that woman… whoever she is…
A: meredith… ga… gu… i don’t know her last name
T: it doesn’t matter. She’s the spawn of satan. And that’s ok. Because I don’t ever have to look at her. Ahhh. It’s so nice.
A: hehehe you know what? i think she took the spot that that wretched Katie Coric vacated on the Today show. now it’s katie at night and meredith in the am.
T: Meredith and Katie are one in the same. They come from the same dark sector of the universe. It only makes sense that Meredith is following in her footsteps.
A: too true. i thought we had a war on terrorism in this country… how come they terrorize me every day and our government does nothing to stop them! huh?!?
T: I know, seriously, our country is at war with everything. Why the shit isn’t there a war on Katie Couric? And how has she come into her current position of power? How long will this last and what can we do about it?
A: i don’t know of anything we can legally do about it. all i know is that we’ve got to focus on the food to take our minds off of such horrible thoughts. So…
T: chicken and sausage gumbo chocolate chip cookies pickle pickle pickle alright I’m back.
A: sweet! hmm, so what’s your rating for dinner?
T: I enjoyed dinner tonight, but it didn’t quite groove like 99% of your meals do. I give this one a 3.9/5. Each item tasted great. Maybe served one after the other they would have been perfect. But on the same plate they made me feel… confused. What is this? What am I eating?
A: maybe that’s because we didn’t really know what we were eating (aka the not-so-greens). I do agree though. The meal wasn’t bad – but i was definately left wanting. I give this one a 3.5/5. I don’t know what i would change at this point, but i wouldn’t make this exact meal again. Maybe a different fish, maybe different seasonings in the beurre blanc. i dunno.
T: Well I certainly don’t know. I’m not exactly the go-to guy for culinary ideas. The idea seemed great, though- maybe you could try it again sometime in the future.
A: yeah, some nights things just don’t groove right for me, and others are smooth as butter. i’m thinking that may have something to do with it.
T: and I wasn’t as hungry as I usually am. That’s made me an apathetic eater to a certain extent. I just wasn’t hungry. This meal had a lot going against it. It’s got potential but tonight just wasn’t its night.
A: i’m definately going to use that grapefruit beurre blanc for something else sometime. i dunno what, yet. but it’ll pop up at some point