I have had a series of epic fails in the kitchen - with the exception of my beloved porchetta. Meat has never tasted better than after ten days of not eating it.
And then the rest of the week - a total bust.
We started with macademia and almond crusted cod/tilapia. Yuck.
The crust itself tasted really good - the idea was to marinate and then cook the fish in lime juice and coconut milk and follow by baking the concoction and browning the crust. The fish just tasted fishy - no hint of coconut and downright disappointing.
Then we moved on to dry grilled chicken, tasteless bean soup, and dry banana cake. I clearly "did not have it" last week. I'm hoping this week is better.
We're looking forward to a birthday party for Kate on Friday night - I'll take lots of pictures! Her only requests were for pork tenderloin and egg noodles.
Tomorrow my dad and I are headed to the Reading Terminal Market to pick up some fresh fish. My sister bought me Vefa's Kitchen (classic Greek recipes) for my birthday. After perusing through the recipes and pictures, we decided we wanted to try some seafood recipes. Our seafood selection is decent, but Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market selection is amazing. I'll keep you posted on what we decide to make - but I know it will involve octopus.
I'm hoping I have better results to post - stay tuned!