Sunday, February 27, 2011

dinner with the Katzees

 So Mojo showed up with an art project for dinner at our house.  I had spent the day nursing a migraine in bed and had little motivation for cooking...this was just the antidote.  She arrived with a plate of julienned vegetables and several packages of fresh fish.
 Soon Baba was put to work slicing with a precision only Ronaldo can contribute.
Next, we prepped the fish in an array of aromatics within a parchment heart.  Here is halibut prepared with minneola orange slices, green onions, fennel and olive oil.
 This is dover sole rolled with a mixture of rapini, garlic, lemons, olive oil and salt.
Mojo is showing off the sea bass with mojo verde (roasted/peeled poblanos, cumin, cilantro and olive oil), onions, tomatoes, olive oil and salt.
Bodhi played the joker and tried his hand decorating the salmon.
Mojo added her flair with zucchini, sliced garlic, shallots, onions, red peppers, fennel, lemon, fresh thyme and olive oil with salt.
Here is the next packet of turbo with celery, red peppers, shallots, onion, tarragon, garlic, olive oil and salt.
She also made jumbo shrimp with tomatoes, onions, garlic, lemon, mojo verde and salt with olive oil.  We baked them at 400 for 4 minutes and 13 minutes at 375.  She reminded me that if we weren't so difficult (both shane and I are on a weird diet) she would have added white wine and pepper to each packet.
Owen was sadly in absence, celebrating his good friend Paloma's birthday and missed out on the culinary adventure.
 I contributed a big salad
 some roasted brussel sprouts, brown rice and steamed asparagus.
 Here are the steaming packets revealed just prior to our gustatory feast.
We finished the evening with baked apples, a couple of Bodhi games and flying with Mojo.  It pays to have a chef in the family.

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