I know it's been a while since I've posted a real post on this blog, but time has a way of slipping away from you when you're stuck in a homebound trance and the world is falling to pieces outside. These are some really crazy times. But thankfully it seems that things are going back to normal soon.
One thing I've done is actually cook way more than normal during this outbreak. My wife Ashley and I have also been binge-watching cooking shows and getting new recipes and ingredients from them.
One of my favorites is this Mahi Mahi dressed in a miso lemon sauce and topped with curried shrimp. (It's supposed to have fresh pickled cucumber as well but my wife ate all the cucumbers before I could cook it lol) We picked this delicious recipe up from Emeril Lagasse on his website which you can find here https://www.emerils.com/tags/eat-world along with some other flavorful recipes.
Keep in mind that this may lean on the pricey side if you're buying the Mahi Mahi, (unless you're in Barbados where they call it Dolphin and it's cheap) Emeril doesn't make things cheap but it was worth every bite.
We've also been taking some significant steps in our financial life, we refinanced our home and got a mortgage for the first time and we are in the process of buying another home. It is on a major street in our neighborhood and fulfills two goals of ours, 1. To fix up defunct houses in our neighborhood and raise our quality of living, and 2. To get a space where we can host pop up kitchens.
You heard that right, we're planning to renovate this property and bring possibly the first restaurant space to Edgewood Park Neighborhood. If all goes well we will be bringing in different pop-up mobile cooks, kind of like food trucks but they would be able to cook in our space. And the back lot is large enough that we can also host food trucks if need be. It's an inspiring project to finally make Hollow Leg Kitchen a physical reality where you can eat to your heart's content, with a variety to choose from.
Let me know what you think of this idea in the comments and if you know any local cooks or food pop-ups who you can recommend, please give me a holler. I hope you're all doing well and life is getting back to normal for you soon. The only way we can go from here is up.