When I have the time and the energy, and when I’m not tired of cooking for the masses, this is how I have fun in the kitchen.
This is a Thai/Malaysian-inspired meal I made for a “family” dinner with friends one Sunday. I don’t usually get to have this much fun and freedom in our usual cooking. We do a lot of diverse and creative foods but we often end up doing the same items a LOT.
We often tire of our own cooking…
1) The spice-paste for the fish: lemongrass, Thai basil, cilantro, garlic….and I may have added ginger and galangal…and…?
2)The fish (I used mahimahi), pasted.
3) Marinated White Bunashimeji Mushrooms.
4) The fish, wrapped and ready for the grill.
5) A vegetable medley (julienned carrots and lotus root, shallot, broccoli), sauteed and flambeed with curry vodka (my own creation).
Sorry, we ate it all before I could get a pic of the finished, unwrapped fish.