Before we wrap up our Greenlandic recipes next week, we thought we’d toss in our stateside cooking adventure for the week. We’re still focused on Hawaii…nothing like prolonging the vacation a bit, even if it is from our own kitchen.
Vacations, at least for Mike and I, are always a time of reflection. We like to spend some time looking back on what brought us to this particular point – the challenges, the joys, the decisions (both spontaneous and well-thought out ones). It’s always interesting to go back and look at the turning points we’ve faced and the random series of events that have led us to a certain place, or brought an interesting person into our lives. It’s really quite remarkable how things have a way of coming together sometimes.
Then, after we’ve done our reflecting, we begin our dreaming. Talking about the things we’d like to do, see or accomplish, and how we might get there. Obviously nothing is guaranteed in life, but sometimes just having the dream is enough; and if it should happen to come into fruition all the better. Then too, there are those dreams that manifest in other ways, ways that we can’t even begin to plan for or imagine. Take the blog for instance, a year ago we were just beginning to meet the members of our blog family which at the time was astonishing to us. We never expected to “meet” nearly as many of you a we have in the past year. Not to mention how much we’ve learned to cook, the new foods that we’ve been introduced to, the new cultures that we’ve discovered. It’s been quite the ride and who knows what the next year will bring, but then again, that’s part of the adventure.
So with these thoughts bouncing around in my head, perhaps that’s why David Gray’s song keeps popping to the forefront of my mind. A moment can and does really change everything, whether it’s a big life changing moment like the birth of a baby or the passing of a loved one; or it’s a normal every day moment like talking to a good friend or eating a delicious meal. Now whether this particular recipe we enjoyed in Hawaii was one of those life changing moments remains to be seen, but it was definitely a delicious meal. That’s why today we bring you Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi with a Pineapple Mango Salsa.
We tossed it all together and added a bit of rice vinegar, zest of a lime and juice from a lime as well as a bit of Habanero pepper (which I do NOT recommend if you don’t like heat). We’ll leave this out next time.
We set the salsa aside to marinate a bit while we prepared the macadamia crust. Miss A manned the food processor, a job which she takes very seriously, where she pulsed the macadamia nuts, parsley and panko bread crumbs.
Now this fish dinner was much more up my alley than the last. The mahi mahi was absolutely delicious and I didn’t trade a single piece of it away. It was easily a strong 3 spoon dish for me.
As for Mr. N, well, we’re 3 for 3. He devoured his entire dinner and said it was definitely 3 spoons. Miss A, well you know Miss A, she gave it 4 spoons after eating one bite. However, that was all that she ate claiming she wasn’t hungry. She did eat her yogurt, pineapples and mangos, so you never really know. In any case, this was a darn tasty meal.
And if you, like us, can’t get enough of macadamia crusted fish, make sure to check out Sweet Caroline’s macadamia crusted halibut. It’s next on our list!
As for our reminiscence and day dreaming, well we love the life we’ve lived so far – even through the turbulent times and challenge moments since they were part of getting us to where we are now. Where will we go? Well we have some hopes and dreams that we’re planning to work toward, but who knows where we’ll look up from on our next vacation. After all a moment changes everything.
Have a great weekend! We’ll see you next week when we wrap-up with Greenland.
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