Zesty Slice of Life

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We had a snow day here today, like I imagine many on the East Coast experienced. It was magical in that snow day kind of way. I got some work done, watched a movie, snuggled on the couch. I really do wonder whether teachers or students love snow days more. It must be a close call. To top the day off, I made Fish Salpicon for dinner. I wield this extravagant-sounding recipe as if I know what salpicon is, and I don’t, but oh my, it was delicious.

Let me back up for a minute. I love to cook, love to eat, love to be in the kitchen. When I was younger, my sister was always the natural chef in the kitchen but I remember my mom saying to me once, “Leah, if you love to eat, you will be a good cook someday.” And she was right. I think the most important thing about cooking is caring about what you are making. It’s about feeling investment in that salty, buttery, flavor combination you whip up and put on the table. And there is something so remarkable about taking a pile of loose ingredients and throwing them together in just such a way that something entirely new emerges. I just love it.

I have recently become mildly obsessed with the cooking blog Food52, and it is my go-to for all things cooking-related. I had been eyeing the fish salpicon recipe in their latest cookbook for a while, and tonight was finally the night to put it all together. Zesty lime, buttery cod, and a little spice combined for the juiciest and most amazing dinner. Thank you kitchen gods, for an extra tasty Slice of Life today.

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5 comments

  1. First, thanks for the link. I will check it out! And glad you had a snow day. I like your wondering, is it teachers or students who love snow days best? It is like a little gift! And your dish looks fabulous. You must be a great cook! Thanks for this very tasty slice!

  2. OK, so I shouldn’t be reading your slice on an empty stomach! I’m soooo hungry, and this dish looks amazing! I’m sure it tasted amazing, too. I’ve never had a snow day (I’m from Texas), but they sound magical. Glad yours was so good! πŸ™‚

  3. There’s nothing like creating warmth on a snow day by cooking. That looks delicious! Sadly I will never get to try it, my husband despises anything from the sea. I can only enjoy fish when I go out to eat.

  4. Happy Snow Day! This recipe looks yummy! I started cooking a young age because at our house whoever cooked, didn’t have to do the dishes! With a family of six, we sure did dirty a bunch of dishes! πŸ™‚

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