Black cod was a great way to get back into the fishmongering game. It’s delicious and not too messy. I’m still having sticky squid ink flashbacks after the SQUID DAY FROM HELL that I put myself through last round. My car, my fingernails, my clothes, my body, and the trusty Siren coolers on wheels were covered in squid muck. We won’t be doing that again any time soon! Let’s get back to pleasant black cod thoughts, that fish makes everyone happy.
I was so happy to see all of my old buddies (aka subscribers) from last round and put some faces with the names of my new friends. A big part of the reason I enjoy this so much is that I get to interact with a good number of my customers every week. I love handing fish to people and hearing about their plans for it. I am a little bummed that I don’t get to meet most of my South Bay, East Bay, and Petaluma customers in person. I think that we will have to have some sort of big fishy party to remedy that sad situation. How about a crab feed with a twist on December 10th? You’re all invited. Official announcement coming soon! Woo!
I’m always anxious to hear what everyone made and what they thought of the fish. Keep the feedback coming. I take it all into consideration when searching for recipes and sourcing fish. Now that Siren 2.0 is alive and delivering, I will be posting weekly wrap-ups of what y’all did with your sea creatures. Nothing crazy, just a little rundown to remind us all of good times with good fish. We will also be able to look back on what other people did with their fish when that particular creature shows up in your cooler again.
Subscriber Blogs and Photos
Photo courtesy of Marcus Rector http://www.eatsforone.com/
New subscriber Marcus Rector posted an excellent rundown of his first Siren SeaSA experience on his blog, Eats for One. Marcus followed Mike Lee’s recipe for Hacked Sous Vide Black Cod that I posted on the blog last week. As you can see in the picture above, he got excellent results. That looks delicious! Read all about it on Eats for One.
Photo courtesy of Nom Nom Paleo http://nomnompaleo.com/
Another new subscriber documented her black cod experience over at her completely cute and beautifully photographed blog, Nom Nom Paleo. There are photos of the entire process of cooking the black cod with a legit sous vide set-up. Hell yes. She made the fish look damn sexy. Check it out over at Nom Nom Paleo! Twitter: @nomnompaleo
You can follow Siren SeaSA on Twitter! I blabber on and on about fish and finding fish and cooking fish and eating fish. FISH! Here are some tweets from subscribers about the yummy black cod and what they did with it.
Saturday’s black cod was delicious! Thanks so much.
Hey @SirenSeaSA I invented a new recipe for broiling the black cod, with ginger, garlic, two types of peppers, sake, sesame oil. Win!
A BIG Thank you to all involved in this past Saturday’s Black Cod Extravaganza ! The fish was pristine. We loved it !
@gharp Picked up some Black Cod at @SirenSeaSA + Herbes de Provence, sprinkled salt, crushed pepper + baked in butter w/chopped scallions = yummy
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Chef Neil Davidson, who contributed a genius beer steamed mussel recipe to this blog, smoked his black cod fillets. They look heavenly. Save some for me? Please!
Nancy in Petaluma followed a recipe from Alice Waters, which is never ever a bad plan.
“I used the Alice Waters slow-poach approach, and barely simmered the cod in a large pan of water with salt, some herb sprigs from the garden, a few slices of Meyer lemon, and, since I was nibbling on celery as I was waiting for it to cook, added some celery tops. Sooooo tender. Melt in the mouth.”
On the Siren SeaSA Facebook page, Kristina shared her approach.
” It was fantastic! I steamed it with garlic, ginger, chillies and lime, and served it with brown rice and stir-fried kale.”
And Emily shared hers.
“I tried the hack sous vide… not so successful for me, but the cod still tasted delicious! I pan fried some the next day, and now I’m eating the last bit for lunch in a fish taco!”
Mmmmmmmmmm fish tacos…
Like us on Facebook. I talk about fish there as well. I really am a one-trick pony.
I can’t wait to see what everyone does with their halibut. Keep me posted!