Mon mari is being brave.
We are expanding our fish repertoire…. as long as it doesn't have bones.
I get a long piece of cod 'back' that is without bones and perfect for grilling. Cut it in half for easier handling and serving.
Mon mari always tosses a few wet wood chips om the coals to add a bit of smoke flavor.
Grilled Cod with Caper, Green Olive Tarter Sauce
Preparation and cooking time: 25 minutes
- 1 – 2 filets of cod, or other thick, firm white fish, 12oz (350gr) total weight
- 1 tbs white Balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 2 tsp dill weed
- Caper, Green Olive Tarter Sauce
- 8 green, pimiento stuffed olives about 2 tbs chopped
- 1 tbs capers
- 2 tsp dill weed
- 3 tbs Greek or plain yogurt or all mayonnaise
- 1 tbs mayonnaise
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, mustard, oil and 2 tsp dill weed. Spoon over the cod.
- Cook on barbecue grill, covered or partially covered, 14 – 18 minutes, without turning.
- OR put on baking sheet and roast in 400 F oven for 15 – 20 minutes, depending on thickness.
- It will be opaque and flake easily with fork when done.
- Caper, Green Olive Tarter Sauce:
- Chop olives and capers if the are large.
- Put all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.
- When the fish is done, transfer to a small platter and serve, Caper, Green Olive Tarter Sauce on the side.
I miss sacks and bags.
I know it's better for the environment and more economical for us to use our own bags when we're shopping, but I do miss the disposable ones.
They had their uses….
Paper bags, the kind that were used to carry groceries, had lost of uses:
- Put your Thanksgiving turkey in a paper bag to roast – no need to baste.
- Cut the bags and lay flat for cooling cookies. Perfect for absorbing that bit of grease from the bottom.
- Make pretty cut-outs and drop in a candle for a Luminaria.
- Fill them with your old clothes for the trip to Goodwill.
Plastic bags, which were the norm here at one time, were great for lining small trash cans, dropping off a few extra zucchini on the neighbor's doorstep or packing a quick picnic lunch for an impromptu road trip.
At one time I had such a bounty of bags that I actually discarded them periodically.
That is no longer the case.
I bought re-usable shopping bags when we moved to France in 2004. Coincidentally, that was the same time that disposable bags were being phased out here.
I'm still using them…. All very good.
But I still miss the disposable sacks.
I had a few that I carefully saved (habit) and they're gone.
I realized that when I decided to take some lettuce from my garden to my neighbor. I just wanted to plop it in a sack and drop it off.
That means I have to put it in a basket, carry it down, wait for her to do something with it so I can take my basket back with me.
I'll probably have to have a cup of tea.
A basket seems like a much better plan after all.
Who needs those old sacks anyway!