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AdinaA Jul 31, 2011 04:53 PM

Looking for ideas for taking a nice fish dish on a picnic during the nine days. I'll have guests who are lactose intolerant. So I'm looking for fix-ahead, cold, fish main courses.

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    avitrek RE: AdinaA Jul 31, 2011 05:03 PM

    Poached Salmon

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      asf78 RE: AdinaA Jul 31, 2011 05:31 PM

      I second the poached salmon idea. Also lox (or grav lox), whitefish salad, tuna salad, etc. If you can make sure that it will keep properly, ceviche. I've always been a big fan of salad nicoise, which could be a main course dish. If I think of anything else, I'll post. Good luck

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        paprkutr RE: AdinaA Jul 31, 2011 06:06 PM

        Chinese coleslaw, no mayo and good and crunchy. Maybe try putting some tuna or fish in it. Sushi.

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          marissaj RE: paprkutr Jul 31, 2011 06:35 PM

          what about sushi salad?

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            AdinaA RE: marissaj Jul 31, 2011 06:58 PM

            I adore salmon, but maybe I make it almost too often. I think I'm going to work on the sushi-grade tuna idea. One guest won't eat it raw. But I could cook her portion.

            I'll have to think a little about exactly what blend of rice, spices and vegetables to go with.

            Thanks

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              rockycat RE: AdinaA Aug 1, 2011 06:54 AM

              Look up recipes for chirashi sushi or chirashizushi. That may give you some ideas. Also, we're doing an Ecuadorian ceviche with halibut for the kiddush at shul this week. With all the great garden-fresh tomatoes right now, that might be an idea for you.

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              craigcep RE: marissaj Jul 31, 2011 07:10 PM

              I make a sushi salad with the faux crab over rice with sesame seeds, avocado, scallions and rice wine vinegar. I put some soy sauce in it too. It works well.

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            absmiller RE: AdinaA Jul 31, 2011 07:43 PM

            Ceviche would work well for a picnic, I think. You can use any type of fresh white fish (I used chilean sea bass this Shabbat). Check out recipes online. If you have access to sushi grade tuna, you can try the recipe for tuna and watermelon ceviche from the Kitchen Tested blog (www.kitchen-tested.com).

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              docfood RE: absmiller Aug 1, 2011 07:50 AM

              I bet the chilean sea bass ceviche was tasty. One suggestion is to try different type of white fish in the future as chilean sea bass is dangerously depleted. The Monterrey Aquarium suggests the use of Sablefish (black cod) from Alaska and British Columbia, and Pacific halibut as sustainable alternatives.

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              koshergastronome RE: AdinaA Jul 31, 2011 07:53 PM

              Serious eats just did a post on the food lab on ceviche, very informative, and looks pretty easy..haven't gotten around to it yet, but i plan on it -

              http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/07/th...

              lemme know how it goes if u make it

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                p.j. RE: AdinaA Aug 2, 2011 07:10 PM

                Last week my daughter made delicious baked tilapia (about 5 servings) with a sauce that included 2 chopped chipolte peppers (in adobo sauce, San Marcos w/ KMD & VKAlephAleph heckshers), equal amounts of the adobo sauce & olive oil, chopped cilantro, the juice of one lime, a "pinch" of sugar, salt & pepper. Then she put halved cherry tomatoes, and red and green pepper rings on top. Beautiful presentation. Tonight we ate the leftovers cold - - -I think it would be great for a picnic.
                To the spice- shy, I suggest starting with one pepper. Enjoy.

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                  mamaleh RE: AdinaA Aug 2, 2011 07:16 PM

                  The South Africans in our area make cold fried fish with a curry sauce and chutney for Shabbat lunch on a regular basis. They also deep fry little balls of gefilte fish and serve it cold with the same sauce.

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                    brooklynkoshereater RE: AdinaA Aug 2, 2011 07:19 PM

                    Grilled salmon, cubed over salad.

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