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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    What I Did This Weekend Comment
    Gregory Morris, 9/16/07 9:40:53 pm
    11 hours on the water. 43 miles WNW of John's Pass. There was someone directly on our spot (how they got Doug's numbers, I'll never know) so we just watched the bottom machine, cruised around a bit and found an even better spot. Four of us on the boat. A bunch of decent size mangrove snappers, plus a few big mamas. We didn't take our limit, but all of us certainly have plenty of filets in our freezer now. We caught about two million undersized red grouper, but only one keeper. Lotsa undersized vermilions, a few undersized American red snappers, and a handful of grunts.
    Anyway, here's our take:       






    Just cooked up the first batch tonight, Tikin Xic style. The rest went into the freezer.

    Recipe:
  • 4 to 8 filets of whatever fish you want to use... snapper works great of course, but so would grouper or any other white fish.
  • 2 Tbsp annato seeds
  • 6 allspice berries
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups of orange juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

    Grind annato seeds and allspice berries in a coffee or spice grinder until they are a fine powder. Press garlic. Mix it all together in a big glass bowl. Let fish marinate for an hour or two. Broil until its cooked through.

    I also usually take the leftover marinade, and boil it down into a thicker sauce for serving. It goes great over rice. There are lots of other variations on this recipe, of course, but this one is simple and tasty! Oh, and one more quick note... don't prepare this dish while wearing a white shirt. That annato is bright frickin' red!

  • [Comments are closed after a month.]

    Re: What I Did This Weekend
    Robb Allen, 9/17/07 5:17:09 pm
    The Mrs. wants some of those. Can you email me a fish or two?
    Re: What I Did This Weekend
    monica, 9/29/07 4:05:33 pm
    Come to alaska! that can be your salmon catch!

    (also - you're looking very manly and tan in these pictures.)
    Re: What I Did This Weekend
    Gregory Morris, 9/30/07 8:02:45 am
    I somehow doubt annato goes with salmon :)

    I'm working on convincing the rest of the crew that a salmon trip to Alaska would be the best idea for our next fishing adventure.
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