Well, the bad news is that we have had to reschedule our first farm visits due to Tropical Storm Colin. But, the good news is when I wrote our last post, I could see the future! The very next night when Alfonso came home he brought ANOTHER fish from a co-worker’s fishing trip.
A whole local red snapper greeted me at the door late Saturday night. Forget about picking up sloppy drunks at last call- just go home with the snapper. Worth it.
The next day was the start of our weekend and we decided to cook up the fish in foil on the grill. First Chef Fonz cleaned it up. WARNING: a little fish guts.
As I am not in the business of opening fish and Alfonso does it on a regular basis, that was his job. I DID notice it did not have any smell- a mark of a fresh fish. When your fish smells fishy it might be going bad. Alfonso said that the organs looked nice and pink which he also said is a sign it’s freshness. It is good to know so many foodie-minded people, especially when they bring you red snapper!
Obviously, Alfonso had to play with his food before we could actually cook it.
We added lemons, onions, garlic, salt, thyme, pepper, and olive oil. Fish in foil is so easy that we didn’t write a recipe. You can add any herbs, spices, or veggies that you like and wrap them up with the fish in foil and then place it over a medium flame on the grill. Ours took about 15-20 minutes.
*Note- if you like crispier skin, we suggest that you sear it first on a high flame with some olive oil before you put it in the foil. The lemon juice infuses the fish for a nice taste, but the texture is more like steamed fish because of the liquid.
We made some crispy potatoes to go on top and then reduced the juice from the foil to make a sauce. We have a peeler that makes thin strings of veggies, but you can also use a very sharp knife and cut them extremely thin.
We then fried them up and added them on top of the fish.
It sure was a delicious Sunday night!
Obviously, our farm visit for yesterday was cancelled due to the storm, but we also had to move the visits planned for this morning and tomorrow morning to next week too. Even though it is not raining today, we certainly don’t want to be stomping around in the mud and disturbing the plants and animals. A few more days of sunshine should do it.
We had planned a cute little breakfast for this morning to fuel our trip. So, despite not being able to do the visits as planned, we definitely rallied and ate our cute little breakfast.
I love a breakfast table filled with different kinds of toasts, fruits, and coffee. It is always so colorful. This morning’s sourdough toasts included avocado and runny yolk AND tomato and prosciutto with an aioli spread- oranges on the side. I sincerely cannot decide my favorite.
We are a little disappointed not to have begun our farm visits yet, but like all Charlestonians, we know Mother Nature is in charge. We should be able to get started as soon as we all dry out.
How is everyone’s week going? Did the weather change your plans? Are you still able to eat delicious things? We’ll be back soon, but for now check us out on social media: Instagram (@thecastejons), Snapchat (thecastejons), and Twitter (@thecastejons).