Sunday, December 06, 2009

Season's Eatings - herb encrusted ocean fish

Who don't think we the one who choose the best gift?

Who don't think we the one who receive the best gift?

Once again, Katie from Thyme for Cooking makes us believe from Season's Eatings ... you can find the event's detail here... or put in simple words, we exchange gifts, mainly herbs and spices.

Ideas are different, the result's the same: the best dish we'd finally make!

We love you Katie!

Plus, I love the dried herb mix fantastic fish blend (lemon basil, chives, dill, thyme, celery) given by Christine Cooks who lives in California.

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The dried herbs are organically grown, made by Claudia's Herbs in Orleans in California. Seems that people always focus on the high price of organic food. But for sure, we won't spray chemical on our tongue, then I see no reason why we would put it into our stomach just because it's on food.

I have looked up an old interview on Claudia that has explained how the intense amount of manual labor goes into the production. Every cent we spend makes a perfect sense.

Thanks Christine for the best choice of gift! She doesn't stop at one; she also gave me organically grown solstice soup blend (dried celery, sage, rosemary, thyme), nothing better than a warm and healthy soup to fight the cold weather!

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I cooked the dish based on Christine's herb encrusted pacific snapper. I, of course, have used her fantastic fish blend, and adopted a bit Chinese cooking method. Basically, we like to add (quite a lot) garlic while pre-heating the oil, sort of 'flavoring' the oil.

There will be many more bloggers receiving their best Season's Eatings' gifts, please swing by Katie's Thyme for Cooking from time to time, to enjoy her wicked writing and the Season's Eatings' round up by late December.

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10 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a refined dish! That fish looks so lovely!

Cheers,

Rosa

Quinn said...

Very handsome looking dish Gattina. I wish you're my neighbour, seriously.

Christine said...

Hi Gattina. I'm so glad you like the herbs. I knew you would create a fantastic and awesome looking dish, and so you have.
Give the right cook the right gift and stand back. Just fabulous!!

katiez said...

That is gorgeous. Gattina!

Any left? I could be there in less than a day....

pigpigscorner said...

This is beautiful!

Callipygia said...

I want to be encrusted with those herbs! Your food as always, looks beautifully alluring- YUM.

Food For Tots said...

Elegant looking dish! The taste must be great too! ;)

* said...

I love your blog:)

cookeaze said...

I hope it will be easy in preparing it and will taste very soon...

Paz said...

Oh, this looks so good! Christine has some wonderful recipes. ;-)

paz