I can be a bit of a feckin’ ejit. That’s Irish colloquial for fool. My favourite seafood on the planet is halibut. I laid my hands on two beautiful filets of that fine flatfish. I had little or no ideas what to do and less ingredients in the fridge. So, I decided it was a good time for me to be ‘creative’.
I have spent over 30 years in the communications business. At this stage, I know myself pretty well. I can be a pretty creative guy. However, one needs to work at developing creative ideas within certain boundaries. If one does this and focusses on deep thinking rather than the process, one can get great results. I know that it’s not a great sign when I make a conscious decision to ‘be creative’. It usually ends up in some half-baked notion being presented. So, when I decided to cook Halibut with Walnuts and Balsamic Dressing, we could have been in for trouble.
The ingredients list is above under the photo. Not much to it. Break up the walnuts in a pestle and mortar.
Combine the oil and vinegar. This sets up a decent shot.
Add the walnuts and jiggle the oil and vinegar with a fork to combine them a bit.
Dredge the fish in seasoned flour.
Fry it. I did it in a mixture of oil and butter. I should have fried it in clarified butter.
I think I got the pan temperature just a little too hot. Still the fish was extremely tasty.
The fish with the dressing was delicious and, for once, my ‘creativity’ turned out a decent dish. The Wife also excelled with the courgette, garlic and cheese things. I don’t know what else to call them. All in all a win for ‘getting creative’. Even if it’s a rarity.