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- WHO'S THAT GIRL: A higher education obsessed foodie who is documenting her life in the kitchen. I love to cook delicious, gourmet-style foods for those I love and always welcome a challenge in the kitchen. With that challenge comes an impromptu nature. I tend to avoid following recipes to the exact, so you are not likely to find very many posted here. Being that I am a Libra and am learning to be free in the kitchen, the story always goes, "A pinch of this and a smattering of that!" Thank you for visiting -- and happy reading!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Haddock and Stir-Fry Bean Sprouts
Haddock and bean sprouts seem to have nothing in common. That was my thought. But do keep reading.
What would do you do when you get a couple of nice haddock fillets from the local market (Shout out to 17th Street Market -- I love you!) and have a mean craving for some sort of bean sprout salad?
You mix it up and call it a night!
That's what I did. The haddock was simple: Salt, lemon juice and a little bit of Old Bay seasoning cooked in butter.
I find that I absolutely love haddock, which is quite new to me.
It was only a couple of years ago that I had it for the first time. That was while visiting Maine. I recall at the time thinking that it tasted a bit like cod, but so much better.
Cod is fantastic, but being that I am from southern California, I had only tasted it battered and deep fried. Haddock, on the other hand, seems much more versatile and flavorful than the cod I am accustomed to having.
I cooked the haddock in a skillet, being very gentle with the fish, as it is delicate and sensitive; prone to falling to pieces if handled too roughly.
For the bean sprouts, I began with a fresh shaving of ginger.
I also added three large garlic cloves. I cut up a green bell pepper for the mix and also some green onions.
I started with the sautee of ginger, adding the bell pepper when the ginger was beginning to think about browning.
Then I added the garlic.
As the garlic began to brown and the ginger was a nice caramel-colored tint, I added the bean sprouts. The last addition was the green onions.
I served the haddock over the bean sprouts along with a few pieces of cilantro. What a meal! It looks so simple, but it had quite a bit going on by way of flavor.
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