I usually start my posts with a little story. I do this to set the scene and to try to make my recipe posting stand out just a little from the hundreds of thousands of other recipe posts that are published every week on the Interweb. I have enjoyed modest (very modest) success with this approach. This is despite my ignoring best SEO practice and not including the subject in the headline and often drawing on the most tenuous links between subject and object.
This week, for I like to post weekly, if not weakly, I have the recipe planned, cooked and enjoyed by the research group (long-suffering family). I have the photography done, the lights put away and my learner efforts in Adobe Lightroom completed. I just can’t find anything pithy or witty or interesting or relevant to say. I sit here on the couch, laptop open in front of me and I have not a notion of how to tie my culinary efforts together with words of wit or wisdom. So, I am not going to say anything that binds it all together. I am going to let this one hang.
I have nothing to say about my Baked Sea Bass, Asparagus and Herbed Baby Potatoes. Not that it doesn’t merit a pithy story, I just can’t think of anything.
Here are the ingredients.
- Sea Bass fillets
- Baby Potatoes
- Herb de Provence
You will also need olive oil, salt and pepper. It’s a short list, perhaps I could write something based on that? Hmmm… Perhaps not.
Here’s what to do.
Turn the oven on to 200 degrees Celsius. Wash and chop the potatoes, like in the photograph.
Add the herbs and drizzle in enough olive oil to make them stick to the potatoes. Season them. Put them in a roasting tray and pop ’em in the oven for 35 minutes.
As a small aside, while these were cooking, I decided to open a bottle of wine to help with the inspiration. The Bethany Chardonnay was excellent. I enjoyed a glass while everything was cooking. But, while the wine flowed, the inspiration didn’t. Still nothing to say….
Clean and trim the fish fillets and arrange them on another baking tray. With ten minutes to go on the potato cooking, put both trays in the oven too. When the potatoes are cooked, so are the fish and the asparagus.
The meal was excellent. The wine was pretty enjoyable too. I just can’t think of any way to tie the whole thing together with some wit or wisdom. Perhaps I am at the end of the literary / culinary road?
This may be the end of my blogging. If I can’t think of anything to say, there really is not much point saying it. Is there?
Until next time, or maybe not…..