||[Aug. 6th, 2004|02:21 pm]
Food Nyah Nyah
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Today, yes this very day I cooked something :)
So anyway We made sauteed wall eye, a variation on trout al almondine. We heated some clarified butter up until we got a nice shimmer and then cooked em golden brown on both sides and threw them in the oven on a rack to finish and keep warm mostly. Then we made the "sauce" by adding whole butter to the pan and then browning some sliced almonds in it. Made a dish of sauteed patty pan squash with some shallots and garlic and a bit of chicken stock to steam em all and prevent the shallots and garlic from burning, then added halved grape tomatoes. Also we had tourneed (little 7-sided footbal shaped) potatoes that were simmered and then tossed in whole butter and parsley. And some steamed broccolini which we tossed in butter and some S&WP.
Well anyway, back to the reason for the post. Someone came by who had eaten lunch in my kitchen and unsolicited told the chef that the fish today was the best he had ever had at the CIA. Im pretty stoked, plus we had our mise en place done by 9am and were just sitting aroudn waiting to start service until 11:10.