Announcing Foodie Friday! (Steamed Fish Dinner)
Well, y’all, I’m trying something new . . .
Various Bahamian dishes and this new Foodie Friday series!
Of course, this is not a food blog, and I’m not really a foodie. I’m certainly no chef! I like cooking just fine, but it’s not one of my biggest passions or talents. That said, I LOVE to eat good food, and I’m no shrinking violet when it comes to going back for seconds and thirds! Since I’m cooking daily now, I figured it is time to spruce things up.
But the biggest reason for launching this series is that I’m finally going to commit to do what I’ve been talking about for a couple years – I want to learn to cook some authentic Bahamian dishes! Especially since I love to eat so many of them. My goals include:
- Perfecting my lobster technique
- Bahamian mac-n-cheese
- Bully Beef (a.k.a. Fire Engine, a.k.a. corned beef hash)
- Conch Salad
- Conch Chowder
- Conch Scampi
- Boil Fish
- Dare I try conch fritters without a fryer?
- And so on!
To help myself follow-through on this daunting task (daunting, in part, because my tablemate is a native Bahamian who is particular about how these dishes should be prepared!), I’m going to share the journey with you. Not weekly, but on a whenever-I-can-manage-basis, I’ll devote a Friday post to Foodie Friday and highlight a Bahamian dish that I attempted.
I’ll also share with you those that I have mastered (or at least managed!):
- Fish Dip
- Fish Salad
- Lobster salad
- Smothered fish (in a tomato sauce)
- Lobster Head
- Fish sandwiches
- Certain Bahamian “delicacies” that may come as a surprise to Americans
- And so on!
These will not be posted in traditional recipe format, although I will include that in each. More likely, my Foodie Friday posts will be descriptions of my attempts and results (hopefully more successes than failures!) with any helpful tips in the process.
Steamed Fish Dinner
To kick us off, I’ll link us back to one of the very first dishes I learned to make on the island – a meal that we enjoy on a near-weekly basis – simple steamed fish.
And Foodie Friday is officially launched!
What do you think about a new Foodie Friday series? Any requests? Please note that all Bahamian cooking tips and suggestions are welcome, too!