Warm greetings to all!
(Beach close to my family home)
My family in the USA lives by the sea- I used to fall asleep to the sound of waves and the feel of crisp ocean air in the morning . Now, so many thousands of miles away in Europe, I live in a big metropolis Needless to say, I miss the ocean a lot!
(A sunset from last summer)
I wanted to do some magick to help me feel more connected with the sea, despite it being so far away. After a bit of thought, I combined my desire with some kitchen witchery to cook up a meal that is nourishing to the mind and body!
I would like to share with you all my entry to this week’s Kitchen Witchery Challenge, this nostalgic fish dish !
Summer Fish Dinner with Herbs
- Herb of choice (I recommend rosemary, dill, or thyme)
- Sea salt
- Olive Oil
Ingredients- Mashed Garlic Butter Potatoes:
- Potatoes of any variety
- Freshly diced garlic
- Sea salt
Ingredients- Zucchini “Pasta”:
- Zucchini (or summer squash)
- Herb of choice (I recommend rosemary, thyme, or basil!)
- Olive oil or other cooking oil
- Sea salt
To learn more about the magickal benefits of some of these ingredients, you may be interested in:
Before I began, I wanted to involve all 4 elements in this meal. The fish and salt are symbolic of the sea , I had candles to involve fire , the side dishes would be the element of earth (potatoes and squash) , and I had my windows open wide to bring in some fresh air !
I set up a small altar with the candles, my fish bracelet, blue sand stone, and aquamarine . I spent a few moments thinking about the ocean- it’s beauty, power, and grace. I thanked the food I was about to prepare, and wished for successful cooking
Then I turned on some good old WOKE NATION to put me in a meditative frame of mind, and got started!
As a very eclectic kitchen witch, I almost never follow a recipe- my meal often changes directions several times during the cooking process as I juggle missing ingredients or become hungry and don’t want to wait for things to bake in the oven!
For this meal, I ended up frying the fish in oil on the stovetop with lemon, herbs, pepper, salt, and olive oil as seasonings
For the potatoes, I boiled several in salted water while I toasted garlic and melted butter in a pan. I mashed them together with herbs, pepper, and salt for a fairly quick and easy (if not slightly messy!) side dish
The zucchini was cut into thin stripes (of various shapes and sizes), coated with oil, herbs, pepper, and salt and stir-fried in the remainder of the garlic butter. Turn up the heat towards the end to get a nice crispy brown and add texture!
Ta-dah! A fairly quick and simple recipe to remind me of family dinners by the sea. It’s been a long time since I had fish, so I appreciated every bite. And there’s plenty of leftovers for another meal or two!
Cheers to everyone in their kitchen crafting and endeavors this week! Happy cooking and happier eating!