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Friday, September 5, 2014

Back home from Marseille Plancha

When I'm out of town all week for work, I usually want to cook up a storm upon returning home.. except I usually don't have anything in the fridge.. and this time I couldn't really go shopping "for real" because I'm going to be out of town for work all month and home only on the weekends.
What an excellent excuse for plancha!!
Of course I bought way more than 2 people could eat in one sitting, but it's mostly the pleasure of cooking it that makes me feel right at home.  Sardines and giant squid tentacle.  Oooh tentacles!
But home now includes sardines, which is typical Marseille fare... but to be fair, mine were from the Atlantic instead of the Mediterranean.  I usually do Med sardines because everyone says they're the best, but these Atlantic ones were meaty and more flavorful than I remember the Meds to be...
So.. cheers to the atlantic!  There will no longer be a superiority complex between your fruits and those of that minuscule little sea called the Mediterranean!
The sardines were lightly olive oiled, fleur de sel'd, piment d'espeletted and peppered before going ton the plancha at 300°C for about 2 minutes on each side.
The tentacles had the same seasoning as the sardines plus some lime juice, grated garlic and about 1 Tbsp grated ginger.  I don't know why ginger came out to play, but she is always welcome.
The tentacles went for about 5 minutes total, rotating regularly to get an even grill on each side, then sliced into rounds.
Ahhh it feels so nice to be home.. I'm savoring it..
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  1. I had some leftover sardines for breakfast.. Who does that?

  2. sardines are much more beneficial than a bread butter jam