We're on a seafood diet -- we eat a lot of seafood!
Today's dinner comes from the waters of Portugal (sounds exotic), Massachusetts (sounds liberal), and New Jersey (sounds dirty) as well as the fields of upstate New York (sounds expensive), Connecticut (sounds like a traffic nightmare), and Idaho (sounds like potatoes).
The first course consisted of these delicious fresh sardines from Portugal. I fried a little rosemary and garlic in olive oil, removed it, then pan-fried the sardines which I dredged in a little flour. After they came out of the olive oil I drizzled them with a little lemon juice and served on top of some greens with grape tomatoes from Connecticut.
for the main course I seared some New Jersey day boat sea scallops, some catfish (from scenic Massachusetts), and served them with a baked potato, some carmelized shallots, and wilted ramps.
The dish was a little white and it featured the now redundant ramps but they're only available for like five days out of the year so I'm trying to make the most of them.
While we watched the NHL Playoffs tonight we did not visit our neighborhood ice cream truck. This made me sad because I was really looking forward to having that Sabrina the Teenage Witch Popsicle that I spied last night.
Maybe if I play my cards right I'll be able to partake in an Animaniacs snow cone this weekend.
Lenny, Ziggy, Woodward, Smalls and Lizzie would all have greatly enjoyed that salad. Sardines are one of their favorite fishes.
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