May 22, 2002 |
At the market the other day, I was drawn to glistening, pearly white filets of Alaskan halibut filling two rows of the fish case. I bought a little more than 2 pounds of fish, plenty for dinner and leftovers. Halibut on the grill is quick and easy. For big flavor, make a Mediterranean paste to smear on top of the fish before grilling. Combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of minced parsley, the zest of 1 lemon and some ground pepper. Grill some veggies along with the halibut.
February 4, 2014 |
Crisp and nervy, this Txakolina from the Spanish Basque country has more depth than most and a welcome minerality. Scented with Key lime and jasmine, it ends on a slight bitter note, just enough to make you want to take another sip. A serious wine. Of course, it's a brilliant match with crudo or sushi, a chilled seafood platter or grilled fish. Have it with salt-cured anchovies drizzled with olive oil, which is what winemakers typically serve with their Txakolina in the tasting room.
May 19, 2011 |
Bear Flag Fish Co. is the seafood wonderland we all long for on idle summer days, a fish market-cum-restaurant where brilliant slabs of tuna glint like rubies and the spindrift of crashing waves hangs in the air. It's minimalism at its seafaring best — Bear Flag understands that often all a fish needs is a satisfying char and the salty rush of a beach breeze. The restaurant sprouted from between the corporate cracks of Newport Beach's Balboa Peninsula. Since it opened in 2008, owner Thomas Carson, a Newport native who grew up working on his father's commercial fishing boat, has seen Bear Flag blossom.
May 5, 2011 |
In glorious warm weather like this, if you're going to drink a Chardonnay, make it something crisp and minerally like this fine Macon. The fruit carries hints of celery seed, anise and melon. Lithe and elegant, this Maconnais Chardonnay isn't weighed down with oak. The price is right too, from this undervalued region. Drink it with a classic bruschetta — inch-thick toasted country bread rubbed with a garlic clove and drowned in extra virgin olive oil. It's wonderful with seared scallops too. Or grilled fish stuffed with wild fennel and herbs.
August 12, 2010
Front Page Jamaican Grille LOCATION 1117 W. Manchester Blvd., No. C, Inglewood; (310) 216-9521. PRICE Entrees, $7 to $13; grilled fish, $15 to $20; sides, $1 to $4; drinks, $1 to $5. DETAILS Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Soft drinks and fresh fruit juices. Credit cards. Lot parking.
March 4, 2010
Here's a lively, fresh Pinot Grigio from the vineyards of the Alto Adige region of Italy, near the Austrian border. Scented with flowers and sweet grasses, the 2008 St. Michael-Eppan Pinot Grigio comes from a great little cooperative in the region. I'm taken with its bright acidity and touch of minerality, along with its notes of pear and ripe apple. Pinot Grigio is a tremendously versatile white wine that can go with all sorts of dishes. Minestrone and other rustic vegetable soups, pasta dishes, grilled fish and scampi come to mind first.