No, I’m not following Roman Catholic rules for “meatless” Fridays that led countless millions of people to eat fish on Fridays. It’s just convenient to remember to go to Hooked on Friday!
I went today, (as soon as I walked in, the fresh smell made me hungry, even though I’d just eaten lunch) and surveyed their fish board:
Then I looked at what the food looked like in the cases.
First up: different types of salmon, sable fish, halibut, and sturgeon. Hmm. Sturgeon. Interesting. I’m going to have to look up info on that one before I buy it: what do I do with it, etc.
Mmmm. Mussels, clams, and oysters. Most memorable clams I’ve had since I was 9 out on the Barachois in Newfoundland were in Rome this past fall. That’s a possibility.
Love the way they showcased a half-dozen oysters.
Lots of goodies here. Some cooked lobster tails and lobsters, crab meat, more gorgeous trout from the same farm as I got the rainbow trout from last week…
Mmm. More gorgeous fish. Wild char. Some white fish, pickerel, trout.
I can’t believe it! I didn’t take a picture of the enormous scallops! Oh well.
I finally decided to get a pound of manilla clams, 3 whopping big scallops again, and a cooked-and-ready-to-eat lobster tail, just sitting there, crying to be munched. Haven’t yet decided which to eat tonight!
Went with the clams. In some olive oil and butter, sautéed 2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 an onion, 1 stalk celery. When translucent, added about 10oz of Sauvignon Blanc. Bring to a boil, add a good fistful of fresh parsley, chopped. Add the clams. Cover, shake to get as even a level on them as possible. I gave them 4 minutes (I had 1 lb.).
Serve. Take excess sauce and boil it to half the volume, and sop that up with day old baguette. Oh yes.