Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Saturday, Aug 21st - BBQ Spicy Black Bean Ling Cod and wedding crafts

Boiled fresh Sweet Corn and Salad

Friends are having a BBQ / wedding decoration gathering at their new house.  I brought some Cod for the grill but P & E probably could have fed us three times over.  They recently bought a house with a yard which is a hard won victory in Vancouver.  I came away sated and full of yard-envy :^D
BBQ Spicy Black Bean Ling Cod

2 200 g Ling Cod Steaks, cleaned
1 T Black Bean Sauce
1 T Spicy Soy Chili Sauce (not like Soy Sauce but Soy paste)
1/2 T Oyster Sauce
1-2 cloves Garlic
1/2 T fresh Ginger, minced
1 T Sesame Oil

Mix all the sauce ingredients together.

I am all about the tray for grilling now.  I know it might be my grill or temperature but my fish has been sticking so after my friend's BBQ a couple of weeks ago where he had the Salmon-a-thon, I have starting using foil trays in the grill for more delicate fish, particularly with a marinade.

I am taking this to a BBQ so I formed the tray that would fit neatly into a plastic container with a lid.  Lightly oil the foil.  Place the fish inside.  Spoon on the sauce and let sit until you're ready to grill.  Simply lift the foil tray out of the container and place on the grill.

Place on the hot grill for 10 minutes with lid down.  Sooooo good. It was on the spicy side so you could cut the Soy Chili in half if you want.

Our friends were having a craft making session for their wedding. It was fun!  I used to love watching Martha Stewart years and years ago so it was like a real life session with that squeaky voiced girl who does all the wedding crafts.  She's slightly annoying but a wedding craft genious. I think she's still with the show.

Anyhoo, P did all the grilling and prep work.  To nosh on while we rested post, crafting, he made us some nibbles of Heirloom Tomatoes, Blue Cheese and Basil.  I have never tried that before.  You normally think of using fresh Mozzarella or so I was more pleasantly surprised.  I am definitely trying this again at home!

Heirloom Tomatoes and Blue Cheese and Basil

He made some wonderful Salads from garden Veg from the neighbour.  I don't have such generous neighbours.... but we don't have back yards either :^P. We roasted some AMAZING potatoes they bought at the Trout Lake Farmer's market that advertised that they tasted like they were already buttered.  No lie.  They were YUMMO!  and of course, 'tis that time of year that the corn from the 'Wack' starts coming in.  My Asian themed fish I brought did not go as well as the burgers but I don't care.  Everything was delicious!

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Carolyn said...

Sounds like a fun evening. Great food too! Yards are hard to come by in Vancouver, who wouldn't have a little yard-envy!