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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Blue Marlin and Dookie

Blue Marlin, Mashed Potatoes and Grill Veggies
The Meal: Blue Marlin and Grill Vegetables
The Soundtrack: Green Day - Dookie
The Drink: Rum and Coke

All By Myself - The night had started out as a leisurely evening with a plan for some grilled fish and some tunes.  While at the store procuring my provisions for the evening, I ran into some friends that invited me out for the evening.  Since we were meeting for drinks beforehand I needed to be a lot quicker with my meal than expected.

Classic 90's Album
Welcome to Paradise - I still had time to get through the entire album since Dookie is less than 40 minutes long.  This is typical for the alternative rock albums of its day.  There isn't a song even close to 4 minutes long and there are several less than 2.  Create a cool rif, complain about society, end song.  Its an easy formula to sell millions of albums!  So long as the 2.5 minute songs you create are really good I guess... Who was born in the late 70's/early 80's and doesn't know all the lyrics to Basket Case?

When I come Around - I stopped at the fish store to try something new for a change.  I saw they had some fresh Blue Marlin.  'Is that like the Ahi?' I ask? 
"Its more 'steaky' like the swordfish" says the fishmonger, "and you should cook it to a medium at least."  With fish described as 'steaky' how can you not instantly buy a giant slab for your dinner?

Having a Blast - I coated it up with some olive oil, salt and pepper and chucked it on a hot grill with some seasoned vegetables.  I typically use Zucchini and tomatoes.  I happened to have a carrot on hand so I grilled that up too.  Not my favourite, but it worked.  And since I am a man who loves his carbs, I also whipped up a potato. Nothing special.  Just mashed it up with a little butter and then tossed in a sprig of Rosemary to make it look cute in the picture.  No rosemary was harmed in the making of this dinner.

In the End - It was a very enjoyable and delicious experience to try Marlin.  I'll definitely do it again.
Now its off to hit the town and get my groove on to some slightly newer material! Hopefully not a Basket Case tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Let the Stampede drunkfest begin ;) Looks yummy!