... 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!