Thursday, January 21, 2010

Spring tasting

After a few days of 60 plus days we southerners are ready to pack up the blankets and get out our sandals.
But, sadly, it is still winter.
I was reminded the other day that winter runs until mid-late March.
Sigh, really?
I really enjoyed those warm days.

But in honor of winter still hanging around and breathing down my neck and tickling my toes and nose, I made chowder bowls today.

These bowls are great for a nice bowl of soup, stew, pasta or my favorite, a big summer salad!
While I was filling up my cart with bowls, I made smaller ones as well.
Mark was making mugs, oil lamps, pitchers and one big bowl.

Show off.....

Brazilian Fish Stew
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups mix of red and yellow peppers
¾ cup or 1 bunch green onion
3 cloves minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1 28 ounce can tomatoes

¼ cup fresh cilantro
3 cups fish stock
½ cup coconut milk

Saut√©’ onion, peppers, green onion, garlic and bay leaf.
Add tomatoes cook 10 minutes.
Add fish stock
Cook 10 minutes.

Add any type hot pepper or dried hot pepper.
I add some oregano and basil.

Cut off and cool.

Place seafood or fish in bowl.
Add juice of one lime, two garlic cloves minced. ½ tsp. salt, black pepper
Let marinate no more then 20-30 minutes.

Puree soup base in a blender or whatever you have.
Heat and add ½ cup coconut milk .

Add  Seafood to hot soup and cook until just done.
Top with fresh cilantro.

How much shrimp or fish- well let's see about a pound to a pound and a half of both.


ang said...

ooh lovely fresh pots mmmm.. said...

Dang, I made one coil pot! I love the shape of that bowl though. Gotta get me one of those! Oh, and it looks like I'm following Ang around on the blogger comments:)

Bert said...

Talk about spring! We actually had hail and a tornado touch down and cause damage east of Dallas. Not ready to break out the sandals and shorts here in Texas because that means 100 degree temps are right around the corner!lol

Gary's third pottery blog said...

60 plus????? We think 32 is warm these days. Some gorgeous pottery there :)

cindy shake said...

I LOVE the large bowl! I'm dreaming of a bright and lovely summer salad...mmmm... I'll just go out to the garden and pick some fresh greens -oh wait we're still in the deep, dark, snowy arms of winter too. Oh well, at least it is a balmy 20 degrees ABOVE today ;o)

Shortstuff said...

Good looking pots. That fish stew looks pretty tasty.

Anonymous said...

love to see the work piling up... we didn't get the warm weather they told us we would get but supposed to be 59 tomorrow... we'll see

Linda Starr said...

Beautiful big bowl and all that work stacked up on the shelves looks great. I went out for lunch and had a salad in a big bowl with fresh cilantro in it; I better get cracking on more work.


I wish it was Spring, too! The bowls are lovely - maybe I'll have soup for lunch (since there aren't any fresh greens right now).