Friday, January 23, 2015
FFWD Spice Crusted Tuna, Mango Chatini, and Curried Mussels
I love dishes like this one. They alone are certainly worth the price of the book. I probably started dinner 15 minutes before Paul got home. Chopping the mango for the chatini was the most time consuming part, and it wasn't bad at all. (I was a bit disappointed by this mango salsa. It was fine, but I didn't think the flavors added much to the fish. I misread it as mango chianti, and for some reason was expecting alcohol.) After that I pounded the spices with my mortar and pestle, patted it on the fish, and a few minutes later dinner was ready. To round out our meal, I sauteed spinach while searing the fish and heated up a store-bought Challah. I don't eat a ton of tuna these days, does anyone think this would work on a different kind of fish? I wasn't brave enough to try it, but would love your ideas.
I also just realized that I totally forgot to post last week. If this doesn't look anything like mussels it's because it isn't. I think I just need to accept that--despite my attempts--I really don't like mussels. I love dipping bread in broth enough that I'm willing to make them occasionally, but we just had them in the fish stew and I just couldn't make myself buy them again. So I substituted shrimp and scallops in this recipe. It was excellent. More importantly (at least for my life at the moment) Charlotte inhaled this one! These are both recipes I hope to pull out again.