Friday nights more and more frequently involve Jason and I staying home, pulling out the cookbooks and coming up with a new and delicious meal. Kind of an in-house date night!
We were both in the mood for some fish and I really needed a gluten-free meal (there end up being more free bagels in grad school than I had anticipated). Tuna seemed like a good compromise (Jason wanted swordfish but I didn't want such a meaty fish) and we were both intrigued by Mario Batali's recipe for cockles with habanero broth. The habanero made it sound like a Flay recipe but we decided to try it out. We had a bunch of potatoes and thought they would be a great gluten-free starch. Jason decided some scallions in the potatoes would really help tie it to the habanero broth. A couple of ring molds later and Jason plated this beautiful meal.