by Xiomara Meeks – Fish is one of those things that I love to order at restaurants when we go out, but I rarely cook at home. I’m always afraid I’ll mess it up somehow. We never cooked it at home growing up, unless you consider making “gazpacho” with salted codfish cooking with fish. One day I’ll post about that.
I’m famous at home for replacing ingredients in a recipe. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Lucky for me, Jim has accepted this fact and just rolls his eyes when I tell him. I found a recipe for roasted halibut with russet potatoes on eating well. I didn’t have halibut or russet potatoes, but the ingredient list intrigued me.
What I did have in my pantry was sea bass and sweet potatoes. I had orange sweet peppers instead of red peppers and purple onions instead of white onions. Funny fact, even though I grew up with yellow Spanish onions, at home I only use purple onions. That is, unless we have our Strawberry Onions available. ;)
Ever heard of a gremolata? Don’t worry, me neither. According to our good friends at Wikipedia, a gremolata is a mixture of lemon zest, garlic and parsley. Another substitution required by my pantry or by my lack of planning, required I use cilantro instead of parsley. No big deal. It was fabulous.
This dish was definitively a keeper, even with my substitutions. We don’t eat many potatoes at home, but we love roasted sweet potatoes. Jim added some malt vinegar to his fish. I forgot to sprinkle lemon juice on it.
What’s your favorite dish to order when going to a restaurant?
Sweet potatoes or regular potatoes?
Have you tried our “Strawberry Onions”?
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