PFB Challenge 7: Peri Peri Grouper w/Feta Sweet Potato Chips

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Once again, Christey and I cannot thank you enough for your votes! We made it through to the video challenge where I get to channel my inner Mario Batali! (EDIT: Voting is now open! To vote, please go to http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/7/view/1506 and click the heart on the top banner! Thank you!) For our entry, I made one of our favorite meals, Peri Peri Grouper, with … [Read more...]

Fried Grouper Sandwich, with Cajun Aioli

Christey and I met in St Pete Beach, Florida. We both lived in the area and a friend of a friend of both of us was in town, and we all met for drinks and dinner at Sloppy Joe's, on the beach. Yeah, it's Hemingway's Sloppy Joes, except the one in Key West that's named Sloppy Joes isn't the one Hemingway went to. Sloppy Joes either moved, or got bought out, I don't remember which, nor do I know … [Read more...]

Grouper with a Blue Crab Sauce Supreme and Plantain Crackle

Christey joins a for-fun photo expo every month on Flickr where food is the subject. This month is a diptych, "From the market to the table". The idea is a picture of food at the store (or soon after), and a picture of a prepared meal using that food ingredient. There are bonus bragging rights for getting the ingredient from your backyard. So, I immediately thought of something with blue crab … [Read more...]

Florida Grouper with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

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Living in the subtropics of Florida, I have a luscious affection for warm-water fish. Grouper, snapper, seriously big creatures that may approach or exceed the weight of the fisherman that brought them in. Northern fishermen have their own trophies -- halibut or cod get to similar sizes, and sometimes I find that fillets from these fish can work just as well in a recipe as fish to which I'm more … [Read more...]

Florida Grouper with Peri Peri Beurre Blanc

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I am distantly South African on my father's side, through Capetown great-grandparents. It's never been much more than an entry on my family tree, which is an opalescent moving target. Depending on wars, shifting European borders, bloodlines, religion, and territorial disputes, I can be considered 100% Polish in one perspective, or as splintered as American, Polish, German, South African, … [Read more...]