Thursday, September 10, 2009

Monkfish and Bunny Rabbits...


First and foremost, I would like to just say that my stupid culinary uniform shoes which I MUST wear every single day are giving me serious blisters and lots of pain, and I hate them. That said, we can move on to other topics of discussion... Today I got to clean and cook monkfish for the very first time! People only eat the tails of monkfish because as you can see from the photo above, the rest of it looks kind of like a goblin :) Not very meaty or appetizing, haha. In any case, it's different from the way you'd handle a regular fish so I was really excited about this process. My group made a Greek-Style Seafood Stew and a Porcini Risotto for today's service. Both came out well, although I've made risotto more times than I can count, so I tried to focus more of my energy on preparing the stew and let my group mates do a bit more of the risotto cooking. The fish itself was delicious, as was the rest of the stew. I can definitely see myself making this again (although I'd love to know where I can get myself some monkfish). Another group got to cook rabbit, and I was quite jealous as I have never cooked rabbit either and was really hoping for the chance. I'm thinking that I'm going to try making the rabbit dish on my own, some weekend soon maybe, and I'll let you all know how it goes! I did taste their dish and it was good, so one of these days I'll acquire myself some dead rabbit and start cooking ;)

Victoria's Word of the Day...
Concassée (kon-kass-SAY): Peeled, seeded, chopped tomatoes

Tomorrow I'm going to be "chef of the day." This means that in addition to our usual nightly reading, I have some extra preparation to do, and I need to arrive 20 minutes early to class. I'm really looking forward to the challenge! Tune in to find out what happens...

2 comments :

Mom said...

I really enjoy reading these daily articles. It's like reading an interesting book, which is also funny and filled with useful hints.

Very proud of you...

Lucine said...

I enjoy it too! And I love the picture of the little fishy family. lol.

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