We spent our first week checking out different areas and neighborhoods. We ate out or had take out all week. Mr Wonderful flew back to Minneapolis yesterday, so that he can get the house ready to sell. Meanwhile. I started working and I am enjoying the company, lots to learn.
If you have been reading my blog, you would know food and cooking are very big parts of my life. I need to do some cooking. I found a huge Whole Foods within 2 miles from here. We also ate at Kings Hawaiian bakery/diner twice. I joined Marukai last weekend, very excited with all the fresh fish I can now have. I love red snapper. I picked up a small package and it was only $4!!! It would be a lot more in Minneapolis! The best part - it's all cleaned, except there is a little bit of bone still attached. I also bought a bottle of Ono seasoning salt. It comes in handy in a very limited kitchen.
The biggest challenge here with cooking in this little studio I call home for the time being is lack of tools! There is not much to speak off. I have 1 little knife that you will see in the picture. 1 warped frying pan, a small cutting board. As a true believer that you can make a great meal out of any tools available with a little additional creativity and adjustment. Here is a very simple Asian style pan fried snapper.
By the way, I am going to start posting a series of Cooking in small space in the next few weeks! This will be fun!
Asian style pan fried red snapper in ginger, green onion and shoyu sauce
1 tsp Ono Hawaiian seasoning salt
1 green onion-cleaned. Julienne the top 1/3 of the green part, chopped the rest.
1 1/2" piece of fresh ginger - cleaned, peeled and chopped. If you have a ginger grater, I would grate it instead.
About 1/4 cup of shoyu
about 1/3 cup of water
1 tsp sugar (I used a packet from the coffee service)
3-4 tbsp vegetable oil
Dry the fish with paper towel. Sprinkle and rub with Ono salt on both side of the fish.
Heat a frying pan till hot.