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post #31 of 42
Probably barramundi (perch)....big chunky white fleshed fish, simply fried in butter and bland oil (EVOO overpowers it), S&P. Nice mediteranean (sp?) salad, crusty baguettes, butter, dry white wine to match. Num Num Num :)
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post #32 of 42
Hmm...never heard of that kind of fish but sounds delish. Fried in butter, can't be bad. I'm not too experienced in the seafood dept. but a nice twist for the 'traditional' Thanksgiving meal.
post #33 of 42
Sounds like a different perch than the one commonly found in lake michigan:
post #34 of 42
I am not doing turkey.............tomorrow will be my third day of it (there are only so many ways I can eat it, after tomorrow the bird will be REALLY put to rest. Instead it shall be lamb, my favorite.

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post #35 of 42
Lamb your favorite....Greek?? ;)
Lamb intimidates me but so incredibly delicious.
post #36 of 42
It's big, chunky, almost like shark or cod, but with a finer fibre. I think someone earlier in this thread or another about TG Day mentioned that fish was part of the first dinner - give the turkeys a break and eat fish :roll:

I'm Australian so the TG tradition is not as set as it is elsewhere, but I do like to give thanks to those who have helped me in my life, and i celebrate by sharing food and good company with as many of those people whom I can gather together, as well as those I feel need help also that have touched our lives.

That looks pretty much like a barramundi, its mainly found in the salt waters around Darwin - Top End of Oz - (lived there for 5 years). They are ferocious on the hook :) but better on the pan. Thanks for posting the pic. (I still haven't figured out how!- no time).
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post #37 of 42
DC Sunshine....so your a great fisherman EH ????

Kirsten,


I do not want to 'undermine' (right word ? mon Dieu !) the importance of those who cook turkey for Thanksgiving but since you asked , I am making lamb but not Greek this time (only when my sister comes home from Cyprus) I have decided to make Lamb with Blackberry Sauce.
It has Shallots, garlic, olive oil, blackberry pulp, honey,
clove, cardamom, jalapeno and lots of Port.


Roasted garlic and rosemary “patates” and my father's favorite stuffed portobello with threads of phyllo pastry on top , baked, with a slight drizzle of truffle oil. I also love haricots verts (thin green beans) blanched then lightly fried in bacon fat with toasted almonds.


Poached pears with endive and blue cheese salad ..........


Dessert.....Chocolate Bourbon Mousse with chocolate shavings.


I have decided to serve this new drink called a vodka icewine martini , you can read about it at www.vicemartini.com


Bread will be `Pain de Campagne`, I don not know if you have ever made bread but I have been practicing this recipe that has been posted on CT in the pastry section and it a wonderful bread with a fantastic taste. I really enjoy sourdough, it is in my top 5 breads as far as taste goes. I would have made the sourdough bread but I am a bit of a `Poulet`for failure, I should try it this week....

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post #38 of 42
Barramundi is Australian Sea Bass, also called a Giant Saltwater Perch.

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post #39 of 42
I'm doing a fried turkey take on coq au vin.

I'm reducing some red with mirepoix and pureeing the whole lot to inject and then frying it. I hope it's as good as it sounds.
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post #40 of 42
ChefRay - that's the monster :) Lots are now also farmed in the Top End, but due to the tropical location, some farmers loose their crops from power failures during the stormy wet season. (Power goes out, no O2 circulation in the water etc etc) They instal fuel generators once that happens.

Petals - I need an invite now :) And yes, I love fishing.

No matter what everyone is having for Thanksgiving - I wish you a lovely time. And that's the main thing.

If you can't be with family or friends - call/e-mail or write them.
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post #41 of 42
Great fish for sauteing. It has such a good flavor that all it really needs is a little butter to keep it from sticking and some kosher salt. Goes well with wild rice and lime.
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