Sunday, August 23, 2009

Amberjack with Peach, Serrano Pepper & Basil

So, I'm still flying solo today, just me and my trusty sidekick, The Adorable Monster. While I'm Kuzak-less, I've continued to create and eat great food! I've done everything, from whipping up my famous braised cassoulet (click here for recipe), to journeying west, a rare occurrence, for the sole purpose of dining at Fraiche with the A-Girl, to throwing together a huge batch of homemade hummus with toasted curry powder (recipe forthcoming), to visiting the Hollywood Farmers Market this morning. I'm only sad the Monster can't join me in my feasting!

What does all of this mean? More recipes, restaurant reviews, wine tasting notes and much more coming straight to you! To get you started, here's a great summer dish that takes advantage of the unbelievable peaches that are still in season, using them in a fresh way. I paired a local, sashimi quality amberjack (also known as yellowtail) with fresh peaches, peppers and basil and finished it with citrus and olive oil. While it's pretty simple to throw together, the dish has great depth of flavor sure to impress anyone. So go ahead, give it a try! I know you want to!

Domestic Diva's Amberjack with Peach, Serrano Pepper & Basil

1/4 lb sashimi quality amberjack (also known as yellowtail), cut into cubes
1 peach, pitted, peeled and cut into cubes
1 serrano pepper, seeded & finely chopped
1 tbsp basil, chopped
1 lime, juiced
2 tbsp good olive oil
salt & pepper


In a bowl, toss together the amberjack, peach, pepper and basil. Squeeze with the lime juice and then drizzle with the olive oil. Toss all the ingredients together and then season to taste with salt and pepper.


Source for Ingredients:

local amberjack from Fish King

organic peaches, serrano pepper and basil from Whole Foods

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  1. That looks and sounds so yummy! I was going to ask where to get sashimi quality fish. Where is Fish King? How do you know it's the right quality?

  2. You can tell by the "grade" of meat and the highest quality is typically "sashimi grade." You see this most often with Ahi Tuna. It will usually be labeled and priced accordingly. Fish King is in Glendale and so worth the trip!! I can't emphasize how amazing the quality of their fish is!

    Here's a link to an article I posted on Fish King which includes the addy and pictures!