Archive for April, 2011

Fish- The First Try

I have been wanting to try cooking fish for a while. More specifically, I’d love to learn to fillet a fish, and cook it so it falls apart with the touch of a fork. There is nothing like it, and to be frank, fish that isn’t cooked right just doesn’t taste good. So last week my fiance, Matt,  and I decided we were going to try our hand at cooking this perfect fish. Unfortunately, we couldn’t afford the whole fish, but in the near future, even if it is just a cheap two dollar fish, I will learn how to chop it up!

 Of course, we had to have a well-balanced meal (haha,) so we added some side dishes.If it were just me, I would have had some asparagus and a thin, crisp slice of bread. Rosemary bread. But Matt is also a foodie, but in a different way; he loves comfort foods. So we ended up with homemade potato chips and scallops wrapped in bacon. I have to give  him some credit, he knows I’m a sucker for scallops.. Probably from all the embarrassing moments at dinner when I order scallops and become oblivious to the rest of the world around me while trying to keep my noises of delight down to a minimum. Ahem.

Moving on.. we used a smoking wood board.. I really need to learn what that is called.. to cook the salmon on. we soaked it in lemon water for a couple of hours. Next time we plan on using raspberry lemonade. Yum!

Then we got going on slicing and broiling the potato chips. We couldn’t decide whether we should deep fry them or bake them, so we combined the two. Then we sprinkled them with chili powder and salt. There were pretty greasy, but delicious!

Next came the scallops.. unfortunately, we didn’t cook them all the way, we were so close! and the bacon didn’t feel like staying on the scallop. It’s definately something I want to try again so I can get it right.

And now the salmon.. I feel I must give credit where credit is due.  Matt was in charge of the salmon. He rubbed it with lemon pepper and salt..

 And spread some olive oil on the wood plank and stuck it in the oven. Yum!


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Wabi Sabi

   I honestly cannot get enough of this restaurant! I can’t stop thinking about it, craving it, and if I had the money, I would eat there every day. Wabi Sabi, as you may have guessed, is an awesome Japanese place with amazing sushi.  Let me say it again: AMAZING sushi. My all time favorite would definitely have to be the Shreeking Eel.


 Hands down, the best sushi roll I have ever eaten. I don’t have the self-control to order anything else besides the Shreeking Eel. It’s a fried sushi roll, crispy on the outside with the  main ingredients of rice and eel, and this fantastic spicy sauce drizzled over the top. The roll slices are huge, and it takes some work to fit it all in your mouth at once, making any kind of conversation difficult. Its well worth it! The best part about it, is you can gorge yourself all you want, but while your walking away from the restaurant, you feel so clean and healthy. I’m not exaggerating, you can eat all you want and not feel guilty cause your stomach is very obviously grateful to you for all the fantastic, healthy food! You’ve got to try it.

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Comme Il Faut

My name is Jessica, and I hate to say it, but I am a perfectionist. Almost to the point of obsessiveness. I sometimes  humiliate myself by “picking up” at a friend’s house when I’m just there to chat. I try to keep it friendly, but the fact is it’s just hard for me to think about anything else when there is a mess around. Just like its hard for me to not think about the texture, flavor and presentation of any dish. It just a reflex! Not that any of that reflects on how my own place looks now, but that’s another story.

Now, I love love LOVE food, and it needs to be done right. Comme il faut literally means “as it should be,” and that is what I always keep in mind when I’m cooking.  On the rare occasions I do get it right, it’ll keep me happy for the whole week, and you’ll definitely be getting an earfull of it. On this blog, you’ll hear all about my adventures  in kitchen and any meals I fall in love with when I go out to eat.

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