Hey Good Morning Gentlemen and happy 2014 to you!!!
Thanks very much for kind comments (just reading this now) and I'll reiterate right back, that all of these people chiming in too Brian (Foamheart and Mick) are just sensational with food!
Chef Jimmy J is also the recipe and safety Guru, who's great with specific questions and there's just so much on here that's helpful whenever you need it!
As for my way of eating, it is MINIMALISTICALLY ARRANGED (with only a few ingredients albeit the freshest or best I may procure) and in a massive, bountiful Mediterranean sized feast each day, as I prefer large portions, once a day, to grazing with tiny snacks throughout.
So I am of the humble belief that fish, seafood, and mollusks are worlds better with LESS added gunk and fuss, and just some lovely oil, herbs, etc...but here is to everyone enjoying things the way THEY like it! And the way it likes them! (Health wise and such, as everyone's body is different and responds well to different things).
It sounds like your meal was tremendous Brian! How lovely that your whole family got to enjoy such treasures with you! That sounded terrific!
I'm smoking up a simple octopus over my enormous salad with red garnet yam etc., today. (I eat the same way basically daily, but for switching up the animal). And so I'll post that later on and you can see how simple it is.
Meanwhile, CHEERS to all and make this day delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Leah