So we’ve ordered lots of fish for tomorrow, as we do every Thursday. When it looks like we’re going to have good weather I always order a larger quantity of fish that’s ideal to cook on the grill, as opposed to fish like sole and haddock and cod, all of which are more suitable for baking. Makes sense, people in Vermont love to grill when the weather permits.
So this weekend the weather forecast is mixed, but I’m so fired up about grilling I ordered lots of grilling fish anyway. We have the first Alaskan King Salmon of the year and I couldn’t resist it, and they had a great price on Halibut, my favorite fish, so I couldn’t resist that either. Red Snapper, which we had with friends last weekend, was superb, so I didn’t forget to order that. Shetland Salmon, Swordfish and Arctic Char are regular favorites for grilling and we’ll have those as well. We’ll also be having soft shelled crabs. Okay, so now back to the weather.
Friday is aces, a perfect day, with no clouds in the sky and temperature in the 80’s. The nicest night of the weekend, the forecast suggests. No problem grilling on Friday. Sunday too is supposed to be nice. Saturday, however, might be problematic. It might be raining, possibly heavily at times, and this is where Sharon and I may need your help.
I’d like you to consider barbecuing in the rain. Think of the fun! You can wear flip flops and shorts, even bathing suits. Be spontaneous. Depending on the dinner you’ve planned some of you might want to wear a bikini or a speedo. Be fashionable, it’s fun. And we wouldn’t suggest this if we didn’t practice grilling in the rain ourselves. We don’t let the rain stop us if we have a plan worth keeping. It feels great and as long as Sharon wipes off my glasses from time to time the food comes out terrific. Just don’t let the rain put your fire out because then you would have a problem – not an insurmountable one, but a problem.
Remember not to overcook the fish!
Fish arriving tomorrow:
- Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
- Alaskan King Salmon
- Red Snapper, caught in Mid-Atlantic
- Halibut, Atlantic
- Dayboat yellow tail sole
- Sustainable Shetland Salmon
- Dayboat Haddock
- Albacore Tuna
- Icelandic Arctic Char
- Wild 16/20 Domestic Gulf Shrimp
- 10/20 Dry Scallops
- Wiley Bay oysters from Maine
- Littleneck clams
- PEI Mussels
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