I’m all about the dinner that looks gourmet but is cooked in the time it takes to get the ingredients out of the cupboard. Here’s a dish in which the fish isn’t really the meat—the mushrooms are. Spring porcini mushrooms are mild enough in flavor that you can prepare them in any number of ways, including, if I may be so bold, Asian fusion.
The cod I marinated in hot oil, sesame oil, and soy sauce for an hour, then tossed on the grill. Meanwhile I sliced up a few porcini buttons and sauteed them in peanut oil until nicely browned. After flipping the fish I picked a handful of Swiss chard from the garden and added it to the mushroom saute along with a splash of sesame oil and some chopped garlic. A splash of soy finished the saute.
I used to look askance at the fish-shroom combo. Something about it didn’t seem right. No more. Next I’d like to try scallops sauteed with porcini.