Sometimes you need a recipe. Like that bread we all made yesterday, that recipe was good. Sometimes cooking requires precision. But often it just requires inspiration.
I have had some comments recently about my recipe-writing style on this blog. I often call for a pinch, a dab, a scoop, a handful. Meaning: use the amount that seems right to you, you know your tastebuds best. So far, all the comments I’ve received about this approach have been positive. It seems that many of you, like me, enjoy reading recipes because they spark a good idea about technique, or flavor combinations, or because they remind you to use up that cauliflower that’s languishing in the back of the fridge.
It is in that spirit that I bring you the “recipe” below. It’s just an idea, and not even my own original idea (how many recipes are really original?). I saw this idea somewhere recently, I can’t remember where, and it stuck with me and came to mind when I needed it. And it was absolutely delicious. To me, that’s a good recipe.
Scoop some coconut oil and Thai curry paste into a bowl. (I used yellow curry paste, but red or green would also be great.) Warm briefly in the microwave to melt the coconut oil–and because, wow, doesn’t that smell GREAT? Spoon thickly over fish and bake at 450 until the fish flakes when you cut into it. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fish.