Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Husband Cooks ...

... and he does dishes too! No, you can't have him, I'm keeping him. Though he seldom has the opportunity, he does enjoy flexing his culinary muscles. And when he does, it usually involves steak or fish ... and it always involves sticking to an exact recipe.

This article in the New York Times caught his attention quite some time ago, he clipped the recipe and promptly forgot all about it. Written by the ever popular Mark Bittman, it features a simple roasted monkfish fillet over mashed potatoes. Last Friday he somehow unearthed the forgotten fish dish from his pile of clippings and decided to give it a go. The results, as seen above, were magnificent ... though you'll have to take his word for it. I may be eating more fish these days, but monkfish isn't one of them. I made myself some grilled shrimp!

Kidding aside, he really enjoyed this dish - so much so that he wanted to photograph it and urged me to pass on the link to my readers. You can find Bittman's recipe for Monkfish with Mashed Potatoes and Thyme here. Its a quick, healthy and altogether delicious meal that makes a beautiful presentation as well.

True to form, the husband followed the recipe as written, deviating only slightly by dusting the fish with a bit of cayenne pepper and granulated garlic prior to roasting. A welcome addition indeed. Now if I could only get him to write up his own entry for the blog we'd be onto something!

I expect to return to my regularly scheduled posting tomorrow and will have the cherry chocolate macadamia biscotti recipe available for you then. Stay tuned!

Bon appetit!


Anonymous said...

DIVA! You and your hubby are a cooking Duo of your own. His fish and photography look excellent. Lucky lucky you.

Tracy said...

How awesome! This dish looks great... very impressive! You've got yourself a winner, Diva!

stephchows said...

Looks great! You should have made him write the blog entry :) My fiance wrote one awhile back when I left him alone to fend for himself one weekend, it was hilarious. You can read it here if you want a laugh hehe.


The Diva on a Diet said...

Duo - yeah, we are our own Duo sometimes ... and its great fun when it happens! I need to teach him how to cook something *I* like though! LOL

Tracy - thanks! He was rather proud of it ... which was mighty cute. :)

Steph - I can't wait to read your fiance's funny post! :) Thanks for the link!

pixelgal said...

He's one in a million, The Husband!
I'm glad he's joined the blog and look forward to hearing more from him. P.S. He's tall, smart and cute as well! (Make sure he sees this, Diva)

Juliet said...

It looks delicious! You are very lucky to have such a great cook for a hubby. :)

stephchows said...

So I sent John your comment to his post and you seriously made his day! He's all giddy now :D


Oh, super yum! I think that look delicious but I won't steal your man lol!

Glad to see you're back dear!

Scarlet xx

The Diva on a Diet said...

Pixelgal - I'll try and remember to show him. Someone once asked the husband if he read my blog - his response: "I don't have to read it, I live it!" I'll have to assume that's a compliment! LOL

Juliet - I do feel lucky, thanks! :)

Steph - so glad John enjoyed the comment as much as I enjoyed his post! You're brave for handing over the keys to your blog - but his post was awesome. Loved it! :)

Scarlet - well, you could always get one of those nice young musicians to cook you dinner ... or not! LOL ;)


Deb said...

The monk fish looks amazing - you should have given it a try - it's known as poor man's lobster and tastes very much like it. The photo had me fooled - I thought he had done a lobster tail! It's one of my favorite fishes to order if it's offered on a menu when eating out.


The Diva on a Diet said...

Deb - you're right, it does resemble a lobster tail! Though that probably wouldn't happen ... neither the husband nor I eat lobster. Weird, huh? LOL