But the halibut fettuccine from Best of the Best from Alaska. . . divine. (To use one of Checka's favorite adjectives -- we miss you Checka! Are you coming to dinner on Wednesday?) To make this crazily delicious dish you saute a little garlic, scallion, and halibut in butter; add cooked fettuccine, cream, and vermouth. Cook a little more. Turn off stove. Throw in Parmesan and parsley. Fattening and fabulous.
For dessert, Isabel made cowboy cookies which are basically oatmeal cookies with milk chocolate chips. Didn't know there were cowboys in Alaska, but whatever. Equally fattening and fabulous.
Best of the Best from Alaska is a spiral-bound volume which culls the "best" recipes from various Alaskan cookbooks. Flipping through it, you can't help noticing how inconsistent and inexact it is. Some recipes don't mention a yield; others call for "half a large can of crushed pineapple." Cake mixes, Cool Whip, and cream of mushroom soup make regular appearances.
I had my doubts and I still have my doubts. But the proof is in the Jell-O instant pudding. And dinner number one was flat-out awesome.
happy to hear it was so good. and happy that you're back to cooking again after the break! and that halibut reminds me of a dish that was described to me by a friend who had just eaten at a fancy restaurant in berkeley. it sounds very good. i had risotto made with vermouth recently and it was weirdly delicious too.ReplyDelete
The dishwasher isn't broken. I resent that.ReplyDelete
I must Ms. Baker -- or may I call you Tipsy -- that looks a lot like a wine glass, and it is not yet August.ReplyDelete
Yes, Goose, I had THREE glasses of wine last night. But it was a controlled lapse. Since mid-May I have enjoyed 50 days of no alcohol, just not quite consecutively. Occasionally I allow a break and extend my sobriety period by the same amount.ReplyDelete
But thanks for keeping me honest. I appreciate it.