Friday, October 21, 2011
Hogfish and Blue Boy
Gary brought some hogfish home from our local fish market. When I looked up hogfish on the net I noticed it has a beautiful color and shape. Gary said they filleted the fish right in front of him. Too bad I wasn't with Gary because I would have taken some photos to show you. Maybe if I had seen how beautiful the fish was I might not have wanted to eat it though. The fish is regulated and only so many can be fished. I plan to make a wall sculpture of this colorful fish. The photo below is from wikipedia.
I coated the hogfish fillets with egg and dipped them in gluten free crumbs to which I added chives and dill. I melted some butter in a sauce pan and added some minced garlic. For a nice crunchy crust get the butter just short of burning and then put in the fish fillets and sauted them over medium high heat. I added a very thin slice of manchega cheese to the top after I flipped the fillets over. I served the fish with a slice of lime and quinoa as a side. The quinoa is cooked just like rice on top the stove; two cups of water to one cup of quinoa. Both were delicious along with a treat of some raspberries. We're on a pretty strick budget, but once every couple of weeks we splurge on some local fresh fish.
Here's another whimsical tile I made of a blue boy singing in the rain. I'm debating whether to add some blue rain drops. I don't know where his tail came from but it makes me smile. Instead of a vestigial tail, his is prehensile. I was reading about vestigial organs and behaviors in humans and it was quite interesting. The background color is actually tan, but it looks like the color of the clay. Not sure how the tan color will fire or any of the colors since I've switched over to speckled stoneware clay.
Above are some big puffy clouds we saw one day driving along the highway; I was smitten with their billowy look. Coming up another animal portrait and another personal shrine, this time with a botanical influence. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.