Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Good local meals? Let's start a list!

There are so many really great combinations of food....and all right here in Door County. How about let's share meals we've made/eaten/loved....It'd be fun to have a long list....maybe compile them into a recipe book at the end of this year?

Ann mentioned some that she and her daughter have created in the past few days. One we had at our house last night I'd like to share is:

Grilled, bacon-wrapped whitefish (I borrowed this recipe from Jamie Oliver).

4 4-ounce whitefish fillets (caught locally; purchased from Bearcats in Algoma); remove skin, cut into 2" wide pieces; sprinkle with fresh ground pepper and finely chopped fresh tarragon from the garden.
Place the fillets on strips of salty smoked bacon (locally grown pig, purchased at the county fair last August)
Fry the wrapped fillets in an oven-safe sautee pan, drizzled with Wisconsin-grown canola oil until brown on one side; then bake in oven for 20 minutes.

Served with fresh peas (from Malvitz's on County C) and fresh pea pods (from the garden), slightly steamed.

Pile peas on a bed of freshly made angelhair pasta (made with Washington Island wheat and water...that's it!)

Arrange grilled fish/bacon wraps next to peas/pasta and drizzle fish and all with fresh mayonaisse (eggs also from Malvitz), and garnish with finely chopped lemon balm.

Dessert: homemade vanilla ice cream (honey purchased at Jorn's Sugarbush), and freshly sliced strawberries (again...Malvitz!)

meal total: all local (except a little bit of olive oil on the pasta)

Please, please, please contribute your own loca-dish!!

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