Anniversary dinner

A quiet dinner at home for our anniversary this year. The previous two weekends saw us travelling, first to New York with friends, next to San Antonio to see my mother and step-father. A night in was in order, and we enjoyed some very fresh Chilean Sea Bass from my favorite fishmonger in the Strip District.

I seasoned the steaks, then seared them skin-side down for two minutes, then flipped them and place the pan in a 350-degree oven. After ten minutes I topped them with some bread crumbs which I made from a couple of slices of my mother's brown bread, to which I'd added some chopped fresh herbs from the community garden behind our house. Also going in the pan: a couple of sliced cherry tomatoes and some baby beets, likewise from our plot in the garden.

It never ceases to amaze me how much spinach can cook down; a panful becomes a small green mass in mere moments. The spinach made a good bed for the fish. A drizzle of olive oil, a bottle of Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc, a beautiful woman across from me, and all was very well in the universe.