Paprika fish, Indian food and good things to come

Hi Folks-

Holy hotness Batman! Summer in a day. In honor of it we are cooking (at home, sorry) cold poached salmon with curried mayonnaise and a chilled cucumber soup from Melissa Clark Chilled cucumber soup with avocado toast and yes we are doing the toast too! I added more anchovy, a splash of cream and a drop or two of lemon juice to my soup, just so you know. πŸ™‚

Here is an incredibly easy, very satisfying (to quote Peter β€œWhy don’t we eat this all the time?”) recipe.

Slice up one medium onion, saute in two tablespoons of butter and about three tablespoons of top notch, sweet smokey paprika. Saute until the onions soften, add one pound of cod cubed in big one inch squares. Stir around for several minutes. Add two 14 oz cans of organic fire roasted tomatoes (yes, we definitely sell all this). Add another tablespoon of paprika, Β½ a tbl of butter and a hefty addition of salt and pepper. Let simmer for about ten minutes. Serve over white rice.

The next night serve the left overs on a plate with chicken or veg in the korma simmer sauce we sell, the palak paneer spinach side dish, new rice and a quick raita (8 oz drained plain greek yogurt, a grated cucumber, a splash of honey and a little cayenne). What you’ll have is a beautiful meal with a smokey Spanish fish in tomato, a golden korma with veg or chicken, a dark green spinach with cheese and a cooling dab of white sauce and rice.

The win here is that the first dish was simple and the next night was even easier (two dishes just went right in the microwave). It was all delicious, none of it was boring, we sell it all at the store, it passed the suspicious of Indian food test and it was freaking beautiful.

Honestly we are going on the Clean diet as of Monday, yours truly will be orchestrating. I am trying to get creative and also eat things I might not get for a bit. Creativity is important during this clean thing.

I am going to make a huge confession here, we have fish coming in tomorrow of course, but I called each of our purveyors and said β€œsend me what you sent last week.” I am happy to report that this was because we were that busy and (not quite as happy but life happens) quite short handed.

Fish arriving for sure tomorrow πŸ™‚ :

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • 2+ Yellowfin tuna
  • Jumbo soft shelled crabs
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • PEI Mussels
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Snow Island oysters (I did order these)
  • possibly some other treats

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

β€œThe store worth walking to.”


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