I find that out of misery often comes… pretty things.
My computer broke this week. I thought it was gone for good. Luckily, my roommate Alan was on hand to reign in the situation. I’m now blessedly typing this from my very own computer, which despite being a little worse for the wear, runs great. Anyway, my point is, out of anxiety for my computer (and all the files on my hard drive, including not-yet-published photos for this blog,) was born this dish: sea bass with sauteed spinach, watercress, radishes, poached potatoes, and a salmon roe garnish. Not having my computer, and the distractions it brings, freed up my time to do whatever else I wanted. And I always want to cook.
One other happy accident made this possible–the discovery of a gigantic Korean supermarket, H-Mart, in Niles. I’m speaking now directly to my neighbors in Evanston: if you have a car, stop shopping at Whole Foods and Jewel Osco. They’re ripping you off. I got all the ingredients for three servings of this, plus enough meat and produce to last me for the next two weeks (and…for the record, it was a whole lot of meat and produce), for 35 bucks. Continue reading