Although I've said goodbye to summer a while back, I keep stumbling upon meals I've photographed and forgotten to post. This one stands out because it was definitely the most spontaneous and uncertain of the bunch. We invited friends over and hadn't planned out the menu. Last minute the husband suggested this fish recipe from the book, Spain... A Culinary Road Trip, and he took off foraging for fig leaves, while I searched my pantry for fig jam. I picked tomatoes from the garden for a tart and we decided to make fresh pasta and pesto.
I had full confidence in my tart and pasta, but, this fish dish seemed fussy. It ended up tasting good, the fig leaves gave the halibut a very subtle earthy flavor. I'm just not sure I loved it. It was pretty and interesting, but, I wanted it to be better. You can find the recipe here.
I sat in the backyard long after our guests departed, enjoying the summer night and sipping on vodka lemonade. Now I can't wait to sit by the fireplace, knit and drink red wine.