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What I Ate: February 22, 2010

Posted 22 February, 2010 at 11:24pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: I grilled a whole Mediterranean sea bass (or branzino) as well as zucchini, red bell peppers, and mushrooms.
Grilling Branzino, zucchini, red bell peppers, and mushrooms

Mediterranean sea bass
Grilled Mediteranan sea bass or branzino

Peppers and zucchini
Red bell peppers and zucchini

Trumpet mushrooms, abalone mushroom, and grilled onion
Grilled Onion, Trumpet Mushrooms, Abalone Mushroom

Abalone mushroom slice
Slice of Abalone Mushroom

Grilled branzino dinner

Lunch: I made a pastrami and corned beef sandwich (with lettuce and onions).
Pastrami and Corned Beef Sandwich

2 comments to What I Ate: February 22, 2010

lizsong, February 22nd, 2010 at 11:40 pm:

  • the abalone and trumpet mushrooms look so meaty! what's the flavor like and how did you cook it? just grilled plain?

Michael Chu, February 23rd, 2010 at 1:03 am:

  • I brushed them with olive oil and seasoned with kosher salt and pepper. Then I just grilled them over low heat.

    The stalk of the trumpet mushroom was quite sweet and interior was very soft while the outer ring was a little chewy.

    The abalone mushroom actually had the texture of fresh abalone - soft and easily chewed with a mild savory flavor. I really like this mushroom and will definitely buy it again in the future. It runs about $20 per pound and that large one was less than 1/2 pound.