Thursday, March 16, 2017

Snow, Dentist, Stove.

We've been having a drop of winter here lately although not as bad as south of us apparently. Thank goodness. It really hasn't been that bad a winter this year, but it is dragging along. As I keep saying though, the worst snow storm I ever remember was in April.

Not a lot to write about right now, Dentist at 9 a.m. this morning and I am not sure what they will be doing but hoping it will not stop me bowling this afternoon.

One thing I did manage to recalibrate my stove and tested it today. It came out at exactly the right temperature. So now I am happy.

This looked really interesting, I love swordfish anyway so I thought this would be good.

Coconut-Crusted Swordfish with Kumquat Sauce

This coconut-crusted swordfish is served with a delightfully tart sauce made with kumquats—tiny citrus fruit that you can eat whole, including the skins and seeds. For an extra hint of coconut flavor,
sear the fish steak in coconut oil. Serve with brown rice and glazed carrots.

2 swordfish or mahi-mahi steaks (8-10 ounces each)
¾ tsp salt, divided
¼ tsp pepper
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup orange juice ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
1 Tbs canola oil or coconut oil plus 2 teaspoons, divided
½ cup sliced kumquats, seeded if desired
¼ cup finely chopped shallot ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
Preparation

1. Cut each fish steak in half horizontally so you have 4 thin steaks. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper. Place coconut in a shallow dish and dredge the fish in it. Mix orange juice and cornstarch in a small bowl; set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the fish until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil, kumquats, shallot, crushed red pepper and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the kumquats start to soften, about 2 minutes. Stir in the orange juice mixture and let simmer for 1 minute. Serve the sauce over the fish.

Source: EatingWell

Author Notes If you can't find kumquats, try using orange or clementine segments.


Have a great day
 

18 comments:

  1. Hi Jo - snow ... thankfully we haven't had a bad year - and certainly down here it's been fine - well I am at the sea's edge - so it tends to keep warmer. I've seen the snow happening. Hope the dentist went all right and the teeth are fixed and happy!

    I don't often see Kumquat here ... but probably I'm not looking for them ... and I love swordfish ... - so this sounds good and tasty ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Well, in the area where you live, Hilary, you mostly don't get much snow anyway do you? The sea does help of course. Up early to go to the dentist but not been yet. Thanks for the good wishes. I think you probably can get Kumquat's. Doesn't seem to be much one can't get wherever one lives.

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  2. Glad that you have not had a bad snow there dear.we are enjoying bright blue sky and pouring of sunlight in Asia Pakistan.
    This dish looks inviting.

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    1. Yes, we are lucky in this area Baili. It is known as the "banana belt". We get lots of sunshine too, even when there is snow on the ground.

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  3. Hope it's not awful at the dentist.
    Some areas got a lot of snow this week.

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    1. Thanks Alex, I think it is just assessments today although I might ask them to extract one tooth at least.

      I know, Birgit was talking 25-30 inches and she is "just down the road" from me, let alone what was happening in the States.

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  4. So, I calibrated my oven the other day and it seemed to be okay. But then I left the temp gauge in it for another hour and noticed that the temp increased over 50 degrees. I am going to check it again this weekend. I think the thermostat may need repair. Hope the dentist trip goes well for you.

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    1. I think mine is new enough that it should be OK Denise.

      Filling, yuk.

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  5. I hope it turned out aok at the dentist and unless you have to walk on your teeth, I think you can go bowling...as long as you are not in too much pain or too frozen

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    1. Not too bad Birgit, a filling today. Not too terribly much money out of my pocket either.

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  6. Kumquat is such a funny word.

    I remember seeing snow in April once in Arkansas, which is unheard of. Humidity and heat hit by March and thunderstorms and tornadoes are far more likely in April.

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    1. It is rather Denise.

      Believe it's going to get colder here next week. The temp isn't bad today but the wind is cutting.

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  7. Hope the dentist went ok today!

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    1. Thanks JoJo, better than expected.

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  8. Hello Jo, hey your post could have easily read,"Snow, Dentist, Steve." Long time no see thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

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    1. Well I assume you are working correctly Steve and the stove wasn't LOL. It is a long time no see. Welcome back.

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  9. Lovely looking recipe. Coconut makes everything yummier.

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    1. And yet there are people who can't stand coconut Pinky. I love it.

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