Cod was a good deal at Hannahford's, so I bought 1.5 pounds. I looked at my iPhone while she wrapped it, and found this recipe:
Baked Cod and Chorizo
"Perfect," I thought, "I bought that amazing Spanish Chorizo weeks ago, and we need to eat it before it goes bad. And I have a couple potatoes that need to be cooked soon." I bought some saffron to fill it out.
The seafood lady gave me some salmon as well, to encourage me to come back and buy it another day.
When I got home: problems.
- The chorizo was growing mold. It had been waiting months, not weeks.
- I couldn't fit all the fish in the iron skillet.
I had been nervous about the potatoes really cooking in the skillet, so I had baked them an hour before. I sliced the two baked potatoes onto the griddle with the fish so they would be seasoned too.
For a side dish, I sliced cucumber and celery in the food processor, added some grape tomatoes and sliced green onions, and dressed it with salt and little olive oil. I was going for something halfway between Israeli Salad and Spanish salad.
The potatoes were a hit.
The fish was mostly a hit. The saffron didn't show up though; maybe it was lost when we switched pans.
The salad was small, and entirely eaten.