The farmer’s market comes to Arlington every Wednesday. I rarely have a chance to get to it because I don’t get home in time–but last week was an exception. This is a non-recipe recipe, because I made it up as I went along, inspired by the beauty of the carrots and the desire for something quick. Really quick.
1 lb. fresh halibut
A handful of baby rainbow carrots, each about the size of my pinky
A bunch of mizuna
1 lb. fresh artichoke ravioli
For the vegetables:
Chop the carrots into tiny rounds. Coarsely chop the mizuna. Saute them together in some high-quality olive oil for about 5 minutes until everything is tender.
For the fish:
Preheat oven to 350. Put the fish skin side down on some foil on a baking dish. Add a little butter and your best salt, along with some pepper or grains of paradise, and bake until just cooked through—about 10 minutes per inch.
For the pasta:
Heat water to boiling and add the pasta. They’re done in just a few minutes.
Once everything was plated up, I topped the pasta with some fresh goat cheese. As you can see, I might have taken more trouble with the presentation, but I was HUNGRY. Time from market to table? Less than an hour.