mahi mahi with linaise sauce, so I decided to try the sauce again with some swordfish I had thawed out.
Basically the sauce is an adaption of bernaise sauce. I called it 'linaise sauce' with the first three letters of my first name. I can still remember Dennis' comment about how I should have called the sauce - 'da sauce' with the last two letters of my first name. Ha. I always enjoy Dennis' quick wit.
Saute 1/4 red onion in butter. Meanwhile in a separate double boiler pan melt four tablespoons of butter, add 4 tablespoons of white basalmic vinegar, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of tarragon, 1/2 teapoon dill, 1 teaspoon of chives, a dash of cayenne pepper. When onions are very soft add them to the melted butter mixture. Right before serving add one egg yolk slowly to the mixture stirring constantly. Continue to cook over medium heat till mixture thickens. Serve over the swordfish. We added a little to the top of the rice too. We splurge with one of these rich sauces about once every month or two.
Tip: when cooking a butter egg sauce in a double boiler, if egg and butter start to separate immediately remove upper pan from the heat of the lower pan and stir in one teaspoon of hot water. This usually prevents the separation.
My knee is doing slightly better today. Thankfully I still have my cane(s) from when I hurt my back in California and I was able to hobble down to the studio yesterday afternoon to load the glazed ware. I plan to fire the kiln today, so stay tuned for finished work coming soon. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.
Update: I forgot to mention I watched a really good movie I had previously recorded when movies were free on dish called "The Secret in Their Eyes" (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) an Argentinian murder mystery. It was complete with subtitles which I normally don't like but it was interesting listening to the Argentinian accent which is distinctly different than the Spanish accent of Mexico which I am more familiar with. It won an oscar for best foreign language film in 2010. Supposedly there is to be an English remake of the film starring Julia Roberts but I urge you to see the original version beforehand.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Then Gary started saying maybe you'll have to sell all of your pottery stuff and forget about making pottery. No I can't do that; making pottery is about the only thing that keeps me going. Even if I do take one step forward and five steps back. Maybe I'm foolish to keep going, I don't know. I just can't imagine what I'd do with myself if I didn't make pottery. A life just traveling around enjoying myself just seems so empty.