No, not the 16th c. mannerist painter. The fish!
But first this.
I had an ammo loading class. In this activity you also follow recipes! (See what I did there?) There are minimum and maximum specs to follow, depending on the caliber, type of casing, type of bullet (that’s the projectile part), and powder. Follow the recipe and you minimize the chance of bad things happening.
In case you are wondering… Colt .45. I don’t have a Colt .45, but we used that because, well, it’s big.
Moreover, I always pick up a dozen eggs at the gun shop. All gun shop owners should have fresh eggs from their own chickens. This time I got a green egg… yes, it’s really green, and it’s produced by – I am told – an Americana. Who knew?
I hope it’s not green on the inside, if you get my drift.
On the way home, I tuned in to part of James Levine’s last performance as Music Director of the Met.
Now – Bronzino, whole, on sale at the local shop. When getting whole fish, check for firm flesh, clear eyes, and fish-smell within reason. This one was lightly killed and gutted.
Hmmm…. biggest pan and it doesn’t fit. Who cares?
I salted and peppered the cavity and stuffed in chopped garlic, thin lemon peel, thyme.
For some accompanying veg. Mushrooms and green onions were on sale, so that’t what I bought. Sauteed in olive oil and lemon juice.
I had room so I quartered a couple small tomatoes.
Into the (electric) oven on the high broiler setting for a few minutes on each side.
Sauvignon blanc, in case you wondered, not blanks being loaded. (See what I did there?)
The other side was a bit more done, but I tore it up a little in the transfer.
As I dined on this crispy-skinned critter I watched the 1984 movie Amadeus, which features Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail, which was on the radio on Saturday.
As I come to an end, Archbp. Colloredo thinks that you need to order more ….
Mystic Monk Coffee….
… and then make a donation to the RED VESTMENT PROJECT.
A friend set this… a splendid variation. Except… notice that the fish is backward, which changes the flavor.