Tuesday, September 30, 2008

An Alaskan Treat!

London playing at the Childrens Museum of Myrtle Beach (Sept. 24th 08)

15 lbs. Fed Xed Frozen Halibut from Alaska

My sister Christie has been in Alaska since April giving tours on a Whale Boat (she was a "Naturalist"). I have heard that Alaska is one of the # one places to go to try to find yourself and I think she was just looking for an adventure. I know she had a great time, met the coolest of folks but was ready to come home. We miss her so we are ready for her to be home too! London was 15 months old when she left and now she will be coming home to a 21 month old London and I am sure she will hardly recongnize him (even though she has been looking at all the pictures I post of him).

Scott checking the Halibut

Here are some pictures of the 15 pound cooler of fresh Halibut Christie shipped to our house. Of course this is not just for us as I know she wants to share it with everyone but yes Scott and I had to sample a fillet! Here is what we did with it and it was quite tasty to say the least. We had it with garlic smashed potatoes and raw carrot slices. What a yummy dinner and thanks again Christie for sharing some with us. The rest are in our freezer waiting for you!

Orange Flavored Halibut Fillets

2 pounds fresh or frozen halibut fillets
Grated rind and juice of 1 orange
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley

If needed, thaw frozen fish fillets for 1 hour, before cooking.
Roll thawed fish in paper toweling to remove any humidity.
Simply rub fresh fish fillets for a few minutes with paper toweling.
Arrange fish fillets into one layer, into a large well buttered microwave-safe dish.
Mix together orange rind and juice, butter, lemon juice, salt, pepper and nutmeg; pour over fish.
Microwave for 10 to 12 minutes on 'MAXIMUM', until fish is easily broken-up with a fork.
Leave to rest for 5 minutes; transfer fish fillets into a warm serving plate.
Sprinkle fish all over with sauce.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

"Following the Wind" - a new little piece to celebrate Autumn!

London and Finn at the beach last week!

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