Pescado Frito, a Lenten reprieve

When the feast of the Annunciation falls mid-lent a whole fried fish is in order.  Although I was hoping for fresh tilapia, my local fish monger had none today.  I opted for vermilion snapper and decided mid-day that I would fry it and douse it liberally with lime juice, Mexican-style.    Here’s mr. snapper au naturale…    Some very Mexican accompaniments: marinated cabbage slaw, corn tortillas, homemade guuacamole…        Mr. snapper taking a bath in the hot oil…no seasoning except salt and pepper, por favor…    Limon, limon and more limon…on top after frying. Aahhh… I almost feel like I’m … Continue reading Pescado Frito, a Lenten reprieve

The Morrison House revisited…

On a slow holiday weekend I decide to give the Grille at the Morrison House a second chance to win me over. The cozy piano bar/grill side of the restaurant is more than enough to set the stage for a great meal. Our party orders two appetizers, which our fantastic waiter, Martin, deftly separates into two servings so everyone at the table has access. Escargot in a garlic butter sauce are perfectly cooked and delicious. Steak tartare, unusual in its consistency, but flavorful and strangely addictive, is topped with a fried quail egg. I personally would have preferred a raw … Continue reading The Morrison House revisited…