Sea Bass is a pork belly of the sea.
Who wants chicken when you can have pork?!
It especially appropriate that Heather, Kirk and I had pork belly of the sea together rather than the chicken. Heather hates chicken. All poultry, really. But I digress.
First, a strange wine. This Abraxas Vin de Terroir from Robert Sinskey had a glass cork! (And can we all agree that cheese is awesome?)
The the pièce de résistance - Kirk’s Miso Glazed Sea Bass. I saw this recipe on Heather’s blog nearly a year ago and never forgot it. It struck me as strange because I always prepare my sea bass simply, with lemon, pepper, and maybe a few herbs.
When Kirk suggested it for dinner, I was beyond thrilled. It did not disappoint! Talk about #strangebutgood… look at this thing of beauty:
I took one bite and sat in stunned silence. It was unreal how buttery and delicious this was! It literally melted in my mouth.
The soy and miso combined with mirin and a little brown sugar created the perfect balance of sweet and salty. After it was over I went back to the serving plate to drag some veggies through the left over glaze. In hindsight, I probably should have licked the plate.
In conclusion… you should head on over to Heather’s blog for the recipe and make this.
How have you enjoyed making co-workers, friends, or family stare with strange but good creations this week? The link up rules can be found here or by clicking on “Strange But Good” in the menu bar above. In short, I want to see what concoctions have earned you weird looks from co-workers, family and friends! Post your Strange But Good creations, grab the logo below for your blog, and link up here.
I can’t believe I have to go home soon… I’m so sad!
Are you a sea bass fan? How about chicken of the sea (tuna)?
What is the strangest thing you ate this week?