Thursday, September 29, 2011

pretty corny

is it not a little strange that 'cheesy' and 'corny' kinda mean the same thing, but are also two totally different foods that go incredibly well together? (nachos and cheese anyone?)
one thing that falls under the category of 'corny' to me, is fancy shmancy food plating. 
the 3 seconds of "ooh" that a pretty-plated food item induces are SO not worth the awkward attempt at eating such an artistic undertaking. and anyway, i'm more into rustic.
maybe another reason i have a problem with pompous plating is because i'm plating challenged, as evidenced below.

if only i had the patience....and an eye for food design.
the dinner tasted quite delish, but the dish looked a little squish. naw mean?

stealhead trout (so much more bad-ass sounding, but pretty much the same as, a rainbow trout) poached in miso/ginger broth for a few minutes. which i then drizzled in a touch of soy sauce, tamarind paste and sesame oil because apparently poached fish tasted like...nothing.
on a bed of (forgive my bourgeois-ness), butter sauteed fresh corn niblets and green onions  scaaaaallions with salt and pepper and steamed yu choy (chinese greens) with minced garlic.
check out the strips of nori (seaweed paper) and fresh scallion atop the fish...super fancy, right? ha!
i may have lost on presentation, but taste and nutrition were there...and 2 out of 3 ain't so bad!