Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Step by Step Shore Lunch

A woman in town gave me some new neckties. I washed them and hung them on the line to dry. Some pretty cool old polyester ones here.

This weather has been perfect and the bugs have disappeared! That means we've been out fishing quite a bit on the weekends. Last weekend I brought along "shore lunch" fixings for a picnic. Instead of frying fish that we catch, a lot of times we turn it into what we call shore lunch.

At home I chop up an onion and put it in a little zip lock. The next little zip lock contains sliced, cooked potatoes and chopped garlic. The big bag has kale, parsley, and a tomato. Bring along salt, pepper, and olive oil. I put these in separate bags to cook them at the right time in the right order.

Spend some time catching fish. If you don't catch fish, or you don't feel like fishing and just want the picnic, bring along some fish in a cooler! (This is also good without the fish, so don't worry if you don't catch any.)

Here we are, pulled in to shore. I put the pan on the cook stove and started with some olive oil, salt, pepper, and the onions.

Once the onions are looking translucent, add the potatoes and garlic.

Cook those for a while until they look just a little browned, and then add the kale. The kale is HUGE out of the bag, but it wilts down to a much smaller size as it cooks. I put the tomato in to give the dish a little moisture at this point. You could add more olive oil instead - you should add olive oil along the way if things are getting too dried out.

Carefully stir that kale (or any greens you like, for that matter) until it wilts and fits nicely in the pan. Then add your fish. Add a little more salt and pepper as you go.

Continue cooking until the fish is opaque and flakes apart. Serve it up and enjoy your scenery! (And then get out your blanket and take a nap.)

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