Slowly but surely.


Whatever this bug is that I’ve got, it is nasty and has knocked me flat on my ass.  So tonight, I actually managed to pull myself together to cook dinner, but now I’m too wiped out to write about it.

Blargh. See you tomorrow for Top Chef.

Quick Fish Stew
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium carrot, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 bulb fennel, halved and thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 c. white wine
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
4 sprigs fresh thyme
hearty pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. cayenne
salt to taste
1/2 lb. halibut filet, cut into bite-sized chunks
1/2 rock shrimp, peeled and cleaned


Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the carrot, onion and fennel and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the veg is starting to turn tender. Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes more.


Pour in the wine and let it bubble and reduce by half.

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Dump in the tomatoes, then add the thyme, pepper flakes, cayenne and salt to taste. Bring the pot to a simmer, and let go for 20 minutes.


Mix in the halibut chunks and rock shrimp and let the fish poach gently in the tomato.

Serve immediately.