Alta’s food always looks temptingly delicious. If you have been to her site, you know what I mean. Her cooking and photography skills amaze me. I love the variety of foods that Alta writes about, and if you have kids, you should definitely look for her Kids in the Kitchen posts.
When Alta posted her Brazilian Style Fish Stew recipe recently, I knew I wanted to make it. The weather remained cool, and finally I had a good day to give it a try. The problem was, that I was starting to eat dairy free, and I was afraid her recipe contained dairy. I took a look at it again, and was pleasantly surprised to find she had made it dairy free. I went off to the store to pick up items I didn’t have like clam juice (it was in the tuna section), ginger, and coconut milk.
I made a fish soup once before. I don’t remember it, but my husband does. Apparently it wasn’t very good. He didn’t like it. That made him a little concerned when I told him what I was making for dinner. I assured him this recipe came from a great cook, and it had to be good. I cooked the soup and served it with rolls, and now it was my husband’s turn to be pleasantly surprised. He liked it! Only my pickiest eater didn’t care for it, but the rest of it thought it was great.
I made a few very slight adjustments to the recipe, basically cutting back a little on a couple of ingredients. I used one tomato instead of two, part of a yellow bell pepper instead of the whole thing, and I only used a little dried cilantro in the marinade instead of fresh because one of my kids really dislikes it.
Unfortunately, this was another example of hurriedly taking a picture before eating. Alta has a great picture on her site that will make you want to try this recipe.
Iris at The Daily Dietribe is hosting May’s Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger event. She’ll post the roundup in June.