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Going for the gold

August 22, 2016

The Olympics have come and gone.

There were some interesting stories.  The Swedish women’s soccer team was fun to watch. Ryan Lochte is still a moron.

For all the hand-wringing about what would happen in Rio, it ended up being a fairly typical version of the Olympics.

Table tennis is fun to watch.  The US men’s basketball team sleepwalked themselves to a gold medal.  Fencing is weird.  The equestrian course was brutal.

In the spirit of the thing, I decided to do some Brazilian-style cooking on Saturday night.

I can state with conviction that a Brazilian fish stew is a tasty and relatively easy dish to make.  There was a bunch of chopping and it took some time (primarily marinating), but the complexity is in the flavors, not the cooking technique.

I used this recipe as a starting point, altering spices to my liking and using catfish (it was available and it is sturdy enough to withstand the cooking in tact) and scallops (added last minute so as not to overcook).

I drank an Argentinian wine while cooking.  Don’t tell Brazil.

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