Monday, July 1, 2013
Now that this area is well into its growing season there is a good amount of local produce appearing in local markets and farmers' markets. The meal pictured above took full advantage of this situation as only three things in the photo are not local. The rice is from India, the lemon juice and olive oil on the greens are from Florida and Italy respectively.
The fish is a loin of Lake Erie Walleye topped by a basil cream sauce. Local cream was reduced with basil from the garden until it thickened to a sauce. The diced carrots, onions and celery in the rice were all from the Thursday farmers' market. The same goes for the arugula (roquette). The tomato was a yellow plum, the first from a neighbor's plant.
The wine for the meal was the 2012 River Village Cellars Ohio River Valley white wine. It as crisp, fresh and alive and with a light chill just about perfect with the meal.