Skate wing: round 1. (First time playing with it)
Skate wing in cross-section
Skate wing with it's future accoutrement (from top: meyer lemons; cioppolini onions; argulua; Maple View Farm butter and cream)
After "deboning" (decartilaging?) the cartilage from the middle of the two filets
One down, one to go (and my boning knife)
Capers: drying before frying
kitchen math: 2 skate wings=4 filets
Meyer lemons and asparagus
Same shot, slightly different light
Cioppolini onions carmelizing in butter (unfortunately kind of looked like toenails)
Front: Reducing heavy cream
Back: Carmelized onions, fried capers, deglazed w/ meyer lemon juice
Plating: asparagus; bed of arugula; skate; sauce
Plating close-up. Sauce is: carmelized cioppolini and fried capers deglazed w/ meyer lemon juice and reduced heavy cream, with meyer lemon zest added last minute)
Simple dinner: pan seared duck breast; arugula and comice pear salad w/ red wine vinaigrette; La Farm bread with celebrity dairy chevre.
Surf and turf (or filet of beef oscar)
Surf and turf (fuzzy): bearnaise; arugula; Baldwin Farm filet; crab and fennel salad; roast yukon golds; asparagus.
Surf and turf (dining room needs more light!)
Surf and turf, less fuzzy.
Salmon on mashed celeriac with a dill cream sauce, asparagus, and roasted artichokes
and once more...
Skate wing: round 2. Bed of red wine mustard sauce and braised red cabbage (variation on T.Keller); roasted parsnips and carots; yukon gold potato pancake.
Skate wing for two on a cold blustery night.