We deemed tonight the start of the holiday season. The air got chilly and therefore, a little holiday music came out of my speakers. We had Faith and Tate, our traveling friends who disappeared this fall, over for dinner.
The fish of the day was actually delivered this morning in celebration of the Green Choice Award for sustainable seafood choices I won at Foodbuzz.
We tried 3 kinds of smoked wild Alaskan fish – a Halibut that was as smoky as bacon, a hot smoked sockeye that was rich and succulent and a cold smoked salmon that reminded me most of the smoked salmon I love chilled with capers. At first we were a bit puzzled how to prepare these other than lox on a bagel, but we ended up heating them in the oven along with the other foods of the evening and serving them as burritos. It worked out wonderfully.
Other additions included sweet potatoes, roasted pepper and green beans, cheese and avocado.
Green beans underneath!
This dinner turned out fantastic! My favorite of the fish was actually the smoked halibut, which I had never had before. It was really bacony and slightly sweet, which of course I loved.
Our dessert was a chocolate feast. We tried 3 kinds – the Wilbur’s buds, a Toasted Corn chocolate and Quinoa Chocolate, both gifts from blog readers that were unique and delicious.
The toasted corn tasted like popcorn! And the quinoa was like a crunch bar with extra nutrients!
Matt has started The Two Towers without me and I’ve missed all the good parts. Like the one when the orc says “We haven’t had nothing but maggoty bread for three stinkin’ days! What about them? They’re fressssssssssh.”
And then Legolas just said "A red sun rises, blood has been shed this night!”