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Mahimahi in almond-panko crust with peas and bacon
Image by ilmungo
This recipe is based on a Mahimahi with macadamia nut crust recipe found on www.epicurious.com/, but with some modifications, most notably that I didn’t use macadamia nuts, but almonds instead. Here’s how I did it:
2 mahimahi fillets, skinned
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/3 cup panko (japanese breadcrumb)
1/4 cup blanched, toasted and chopped almonds
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoon (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit (180 degrees Celsius)
Squeeze juice out of two limes (or enough to make about 1/2 cup), and pour over fillets in a shallow bowl, to cover (almost). Let marinate for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
Meanwhile, boil some water and blanch the almonds in it. This will only take about 20 seconds. Run the almonds under cold water to cool, then slip them out of their skins by pinching between thumb and forefinger. Lay them on paper towels to dry.
Toast almonds, either in the oven or in a dry skillet (my preferred way).
Now you can chop the almonds to your desired level of fineness. I like mine a little coarse, because they add texture to the crust. You could also do this in a food processor, but the amount of almonds is small enough that it’s not worth it to me. Plus, it’s always good to practice your knife skills.
Mix almonds with the rest of the crust ingredients: panko, minced garlic, salt and minced cilantro.
Melt 1/2 stick of butter. Pour half over the crust mix and stir to incorporate, then season liberally with freshly ground pepper.
Pour the other half into a shallow baking pan.
Lift fillets from marinade and place in the baking pan, turning to coat. Spoon mixture over fillets and gently press down to adhere.
Put pan in the oven. Although the recipe called for 20 minutes, it was closer to 30 minutes for me in order for the fish to become fully cooked (160 degree internal temperature).
Lift with a spatula, place on a plate and serve immediately!
Here I served them with a very simple side of peas with bacon and onions.
They were yummylicious! The citrus flavor from the lime juice marinade comes through in an especially pleasing way, as part of the flavor of the fish rather than a sauce that sits "on top" of it, if it makes any sense. All in all, it’s a pretty easy and quick recipe to make that will impress!
Image from page 447 of “North America : with an especially full treatment of the United States and its dependencies” (1900)
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Title: North America : with an especially full treatment of the United States and its dependencies
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Tarr, Ralph S. (Ralph Stockman), 1864-1912 McMurry, Frank Morton, 1862-1936, joint author
Publisher: New York : Macmillan
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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peaches, and grapes. The Mexican farming methods, which are very crude, area mixture of ancient Aztec customs and those introduced fromSpain. In Mexico one may still see the wooden plough (Fig.302), which barely scrapes the ground, and also the wooden-wheeled cart, drawn by oxen (Fig. 85). 382 OTHER COUNTRIES OF NORTH AMERICA The home life of the people is interesting. Their houses havebut one story and are commonly built of a brick made of claymixed with straw, and then dried in the sun (Fig. 303). Thesesun-dried bricks, or adobes, are larger than the bricks that weuse, and are piled tier upon tier, being joined by layers of mud.Often there is but one room, the ceiling being made of brush,and the floor of nothing but the earth. In this one room thewhole family cooks, eats, and sleeps. Their food usually con-sists of very simple materials, such as unraised bread, baked inthe fireplace, beans, and occasionally meat, commonly cookedwith red pepper. Men, women, and children use tobacco.
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Fig. 303.Aii adobe house in Mexico. While this description is true for the poorer classes, it ofcourse does not apply to the wealthier class of Mexicans.Nevertheless even these have the same kind of architecture,which resembles that of southern Spain (Fig. 309), introducedinto the latter country by the Moors many centuries ago. Upon the arid plateaus, the plants resemble those inwestern United States (p. 81), and among them are foundthe sage bush, the mesquite, and the cactus (Figs. 45,69, and 70). One among them, known as the maguey,or agave (Fig. 304), is very widely used in Mexico. Itsstout, sharp-pointed leaves rise from near the ground ina tuft. In the centre of this rests the flower stalk, which COUNTRIES SOUTH OF THE UNITED STATES 383 sometimes reaches a height of forty feet, and bears acluster of white flowers on the top. * It is also called thecentury plant, because itrequires so long to reachmaturity and producethis flower stalk. How-ever, one hundred yearsare not necessary
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Day 347: Christmas Lovers Cake
Image by Cali4beach
In Korea Christmas tends to be more of a couples holiday. Couples will spend quality time with their Boy/Girl friend on this day, rather than their family.
A lot of Koreans don’t really exchange gifts, but if they do, they apparently give one gift (rather than Americans who feel that they need to have received 100 billion gifts in order to have a good Christmas)
Today my school was having a cake decorating class for some of the students and faculty members. All the students seemed shocked when I walked in the Home EC room and nervous they might have to speak in English.
It kinda sad to inspire fear wherever you go :/
Anyways, with the help of one of my co-teacher we decorated this cake (the cake was already baked and iced with white frosting; the extra decorations also came with the cake too) Everyone got different colored icing, sprinkles, flowers, etc.
Some of the best cakes were done by some of the Middle School boys. Color me impressed!! 🙂
I love how the cake is such a mix of "I LOVE YOU" and "Merry Christmas!"
Fits in perfectly with the "Christmas is for Lovers" theme
ps. I love my school! Love, love, love it!
Day 347/ 366 Creativity Journal
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