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Food by Franz would like to wish each and every one of you Blessings of the Christmas Season. Please be kind to others, and be good to yourself by eating well.
Life is short – Enjoy your Meals!
Talk about getting hooked! Never been much of a fisherman previously, but after moving to Florida it seems a mandatory sport. Sure is fun! We recently took a charter on Sea Reed Charters and our Captain Clarence knew his stuff. Seriously, thought he had X-ray glasses on for the first bit because he could tell what swam by or bit your line way before ever seeing the fish. His knowledge is uncanny, but he got us into fish…lots of fish! So now that you have fresh fish, itвЂ™s time for a fish bake – something this cook had not dealt with before. Turns out itвЂ™s all in the ingredients. Fresh fish is simplicity itself to prepare. My recipe of the month is dedicated to the fresh snook and other edibles we caught.
Worcestershire sauce, is there a frig without a bottle? Turns out that this anchovy based condiment has quite a history – seems some British officer commissioned two chemists to reproduce a sauce he liked while based in India. Turns out those chemists failed at first, but John Lea and William Perrins regrouped sometime later and as lab folks often do kept experimenting until they perfected their sauce in Worcester, England. There are two versions of Lea & Perrins – one for the British and one for the USA. As Worcestershire is anchovy based and not used in vegetarian food because of it. Never fear vegans, there are several brands of organic Worcestershire available – check the carousel ad for several.
The veggie featured for December is the Snap Pea. Snap peas are the invention of a couple of Idaho doctors and we are grateful to them for this wonderful veggie. The edible pod makes this pea an interesting addition to a veggie dip platter as they are delicious eaten raw. Snap pea’s cook very quickly, so they are tasty and visually interesting in stir fry, soups and salads. Try some snap peas while they are fresh and in season. BTW – Right now is the best time to grow peas in Florida.