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Show Detail: Cooking & Tablescapes with Mary Waserstein - Ep7 Monk Fish 05-16-2024



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Culinary Arts


Mary Waserstein


Cooking & Tablescapes with Mary Waserstein



In this episode of "Cooking Tablescapes," Mary Waserstein prepares a delectable dish of monkfish Provencal. The show combines cooking with beautiful table settings, offering viewers both culinary and aesthetic inspiration. Key Points Discussed: ??? Monkfish Provencal: Mary introduces monkfish as a wonderful substitute for lobster, especially for those allergic to shellfish. The dish is prepared with a blend of Provencal herbs, giving it a distinctive Mediterranean flavor. The monkfish is cooked on a bed of vegetables, creating a rich and aromatic base. ?? Roasted Herb Potatoes: Mary shares her secret to perfect roasted potatoes—cooking them ahead of time to achieve a creamy inside and crispy outside. The potatoes are seasoned with garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh thyme, and then roasted until golden brown. ?? Vegetable Medley: The accompanying vegetable medley, akin to ratatouille, includes zucchini, red peppers, and eggplant, cooked with shallots and seasoned with herbes de Provence. This mix provides a robust and flavorful complement to the monkfish. ?? Watercress Bed: The roasted potatoes are served on a bed of watercress, dressed with lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. The watercress adds a fresh, peppery flavor to balance the richness of the potatoes and fish. ?? Fresh Herbs and Seasonings: Throughout the cooking process, Mary emphasizes the importance of using fresh herbs and quality seasonings to enhance the flavors of the dish. She includes fresh parsley, thyme, and a Provencal herb mix, which includes lavender, basil, and fennel seeds.

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