Truthfully, summer gets a bit laaaaaaaazy for me. It always has and probably always will. I'm a camper at heart, spent the majority of my life at summer camp, (you know us Jews), 8 weeks a year, away from home, learning how to do things you can't learn under parental supervision. That's all I'll share, supposedly my parents read this.
This summer I haven't stopped cooking at all, quite the opposite, (I'm in LOVE with scallops these days!), but we do travel quite a bit, there's lots of family time, and blogging ends up on the back burner. We go back east to Martha's Vineyard for a couple of weeks:
|Right Where We Want To Be.|
Henry turned 3, had ourselves a "Cars" theme party, we love going to the beach, we venture to Michigan to visit Grammy and Grandpa, and of course, I HAD to go to my 25th high school reunion. YIKES! Thank god for name tags, but even WITH name tags, I ended up having a 15 minute conversation with someone I did not know, and I still don't believe he graduated from Seaholm High School, Class of '86, GO MAPLES!
|The 80's For Me|
|Turn Around Bright Eyes|
I'm a much saner woman now, (I hope), and I'm very happy to be getting back to my life in LA. I'm looking forward to school starting for Henry, my hubby will be getting back to his gig on "Burn Notice," which is hard, having him in Miami for so long, but I'm also undertaking something new in my life which I'm thrilled about. I've enrolled in a year-long nutrition course at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, http://www.integrativenutrition.com/, so I'm about to get SUPER annoying regarding health and nutrition. (I know, GET?) It's turned into quite a passion of mine, and I'm really excited to continue this education that I've begun taking very seriously for the past 6 months.
And now, Halibut in Soy Broth:
(I'm not crazy about using soy sauce, here comes the annoying part--because soy beans are genetically modified, or GMO, but it was only 2 tablespoons, so I took one for the team.)
One halibut steak, about one pound
1 tablespoon Olive Oil (recipe called for vegetable oil, which I don't use, or peanut oil, which I didn't have, so...)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon peeled and minced or grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth (or beef, vegetable stock, or water)
(You could add scallions to garnish after it's cooked, but I didn't have any.)
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil, after 2 minutes, raise to high heat. Cook the fish for 60 to 90 seconds on each side, just until it begins to brown.
Turn the heat to medium-low. Sprinkle the garlic and ginger around the fish, then drizzle the sesame oil over it. Add the soy sauce and stock (or water) to the skillet, raise the heat to medium, and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and cover.
Cook for about 5 minutes (depending on the thickness of the halibut). Remove the cover and, with the fish still in the liquid, raise the heat to high and reduce the liquid by about half, which should take one or two minutes.
Garnish, if you want, and serve! So tasty and savory. I put it over some quinoa and sauteed some green beans, it was light and lovely. I don't have any pictures of my creation tonight, but come on, you know what halibut looks like! Yum.
I can't believe the summer's almost over, it's never long enough. Never.
|Saying Goodbye to the Ocean|