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Help - Robin fish??

Thanks for your help, everyone! It turned out to be a whole fish, not butterflied and boned. I was too unclear, so I held off and called the butcher the next day. They instructed me to cut it up and use it in a stew, like a cioppino. I used this recipe, minus the mussels.
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
I definitely should have read instructions on boning and filleting a fish beforehand, I did a total hack job, but it didn't matter so much once it was in the stew. The recipe was pretty tasty and I did like the taste and texture of the fish. Thanks!

Dec 11, 2011
graphiteheart in Home Cooking

Help - Robin fish??

Thanks for your response! Yes, that is it... but what to do with it? The Independent recipe is for fillets, and I don't have any idea how to fillet a fish. This is a whole 1-lb piece. I am having a hard time finding any recipes and am not skilled enough to make one up. Any ideas?

Dec 09, 2011
graphiteheart in Home Cooking

Help - Robin fish??

Hi all,

I am hoping someone can hep me out here. My well-meaning husband went to the local high-quality butcher shop to pick up some fish for dinner tonight. I don't know what happened, but he came home with... I don't know.

He said its something like a robin fish. It is whole, skin-on, but boned and has the head removed, and weighs one pound. Apparently the butcher said it is good roasted, or in a stew.

I tried to google it and look up a recipe online and found nothing. I am not a particularly experienced or skilled cook and I have no idea what do do with this thing. It is Friday night at 8:30 and I am hungry, and don't want to waste $13 worth of mystery fish.

Does anyone know what I can do with this thing?

Many thanks,
Tracy

Dec 09, 2011
graphiteheart in Home Cooking

Le Creuset Size and Shape Advice

Hello,

I could use some advice on Le Creuset. I received 2 pieces of Le Creuset as gifts - 5 qt round and a 5 qt oval. Are the two pieces redundant? Will I be happy to have an oval and a round, or should I exchange one for a different size to get some more variety? I probably won't be cooking for more than 4-6 people very often. I am thrilled to have received such nice pieces of cookware that I could not afford to buy myself, and want to make sure I can get the most out of them. Thanks in advance for your help!

Sep 02, 2011
graphiteheart in Cookware

Weeknight Dinner Party Challenge

Thank you for these ideas! The short ribs in particular sound terrific.

Jan 05, 2011
graphiteheart in Home Cooking

Weeknight Dinner Party Challenge

Hello... this is my first post here. I have read many posts over the years and gained invaluable information! I am finally venturing into posting to get some much-needed advice. I am planning a dinner at home for my parents and my future in-laws to meet for the first time. Its going to be a weeknight, so I am looking for something I can make the night before, and then just heat up that day. But there are some added limitations: the in-laws keep semi-kosher, so no pork, shellfish, or meat + milk together. Also, they're not big fans of chicken. So the options are kind of...really limited. I have considered doing a veggie lasagna, or possibly a beef stew, like Marcella Hazan's beef with vegetables in red wine. But I'm not thrilled with either option. I'm wondering if chowhounders have any other suggestions? Many thanks.

Jan 05, 2011
graphiteheart in Home Cooking