Was just reading this interesting article on this other food blog Lucullian delights – “Do we need editors?” where it is discussed that do bloggers need editors to write well?Cuz if u might’ve noticed that we have beautiful blogs out there with wonderful pictures and recipes and above all the perfect text.Suddenly everyone is writing well and “proper” without any mistakes.Rather professional looking matter just like you would read in a magazine or cook book.Aren’t blogs supposed to be a media to express yourself and not having to worry about hiring blog designers or using editors…isn’t it supposed to just be something u did from your heart as it flowed out without tweaking and editing it.Just like cooking is…from the heart.I would love to read blogs with a more informal touch to it where people are using slang, writing stuff that may matter to them, and just being themselves.That would make reading more fun.Like peaking into someones personal diary :-)….well so everyone here too is free to leave a comment and share with me how u feel on this issue…while i do a little ‘show and tell’ about what i had for lunch today.
For a change today i’m not posting anything sweet, but just something i had for lunch.
“Steamed swordfish oriental style with fresh salad rice.”
Step1: Try and get your hands on some banana leaves…very very imp.I took an easier option though…i spotted some plantain(almost bananas) trees in my neighbours house and decided to use that instead.So make sure if u have that option that u ask
Step 2 :Run the leaf over a gas flame at a distance.what this does is softens the leaf a bit releasing its oils and all the flavours.Also making it very managable and easy to fold.Saw this on Jamie Oliver’s naked chef a couple of yrs ago and been doing it ever since.
Step 3 : Marinate the fish(i’ve taken swordfish)any fish of ur choice…grouper goes really well with this as well so does fresh tuna or cassava..in light soya sauce, grated ginger, chopped green chilli,sesame oil,pinch of salt.Place this in the centre of the banana leaf a
Step 4 :Place in a bamboo steamer and steam for about 10 mins.
For the rice just steam it and once its ready mix in some chopped corriander, spring onion greens,salad leaves chopped ,and salt.This adds freshness to the rice and goes wonderfully with the fish.