Another week, another new recipe. Little did I know the recipe I found in "Anyone Can Cook" by Better Homes and Gardens would lead me on an adventure of both discovery and danger. I chose my recipe on page 58, "Pan-Fried Fish". I have little experience with frying or even buying fish but I decided that I was not to old, at least not yet, to learn. I studied the recipe...first I had to find white fish. Just what is a white fish?....(Wikipedia says.."a fisheries term referring to the flesh of many types of fish") So I guess it is exactly what it says, a white fish.
First the "discovery" part. Those of you who know me know I love Wegman's Food Market. It is amazing! Steph and Josh live near one and when we were visiting a couple of months ago Steph asked "What would you like to do Mom?". My reply was "lets go to Wegman's". If there is a grocery store in heaven it will be Wegman's. Sadly, we have nothing, that I was aware of, in our area that could compete. Don't get me wrong, I am thankful for Harris Teeter and Food Lion, great stores but Wegman's is an a category of its own.
I happend to be in Raleigh yesterday and had white fish on my mind. I saw a new grocery store had opened on Six Forks....Whole Foods. Yes we do have several in the area but I had not had the chance to explore one. "Maybe they have white fish". I entered and was amazed to discover a mini Wegman's. Glorious, Happy Day....It was beautiful. Colorful fruits and veggies, meats, fish, wine. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I did not have time to explore the entire store but I fell in love:-)
I went to the fish counter and was helped by a very nice guy. After talking to him I decided to alter the recipe I was planning to use...so here goes...I gathered my ingredients....
|I had Canola Oil in the pantry so that is what I used.|
|Decided to try Spicy Seasoned Seafood Batter from Whole Foods.|
|Alaskan Cod? It is white and its a fish and the Fish Guy said it was good....|