|Motif #1 in Rockport MA|
So, although Lancaster is beautiful and like no other place in the world, so is my old hometown of Rockport MA. The sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean are what I miss. And although the water is still so cold up there now, it was enough just to wade in the salt water while walking through the sand and a warm summer day.
|Culinary Cooking Demos at the Harvest Moon|
So call me spoiled, however I am all for fresh seafood.... I mean fresh off the boat seafood. Like none other than what you can get from a New England fish shack on the beach. It really is that good! Oh and by the way, I thought I would present a recipe for you.
How likes Halibut? Well, it was always this time of year, when the fishermen would come ashore and offer only the freshest of Halibut caught just moments before. You can always tell fresh fish for it does not smell like fish... it just smells like the ocean. The skin when pressed, bounces back and does not stay in place. And the color of fresh halibut is this absolutely beautiful pearly white with red/pink veins throughout.
Below is a recipe that I had on the menu while working in Rockport. Enjoy for it truly was a great place to be, and damn do I miss the ocean!
Halibut fillets skinned 1lb
Chopped Tomatoes seeded 2 tomatoes
Butter 2 Tbls
Garlic chopped 1 tsp
Shelled Lump Blue Crab-meat 8 oz
Fontina Cheese To cover fish
White wine Two cups
Salt and Pepper To taste
Dill (only the fresh stuff) 1 tsp
Lemon 1 wedge
Prepare two 8 oz portions of Halibut making sure all skin is removed
Place in shallow baking dish with 1 cup of white wine and a squeeze of lemon
Bake at 375` for about fifteen minutes, ( or until center is opaque and fish is snow white in color )
Five minutes before fish is done, place crab-meat on top along with the Fontina Cheese
While fish is baking, in saute pan place butter in and wait till hot; then add tomatoes and garlic, saute till hot
Then add white wine and reduce. At end, add a bit more butter, melt and add fresh chopped dill.
Remove from heat.
Remove fish from oven
Place fish on plate and serve with sauce on top.