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Sunday, March 1, 2009

When the chef’s fish shipment doesn’t arrive…


Chef Tim Grandinetti, Twin City Quarter, Winston/Salem

Apparently a big shipment of fish didn’t arrive in the Bahamas, so the what did the chefs do?

They went fishing yesterday.

And caught two 45-pound mahi mahi and one 80-pound wahoo….which is our dinner tonight!


Chef Sean Bernal, Oceanaire Seafood Room, Miami and Club Med Chef Derek


When you ain’t got no fancy smoker in the Bahamas?


You make one outta an old kitchen rack, plastic wrap and tin foil.  This is the back of Chef Ted Reader, Toronto, who’s going to smokin’ some meat all day today so that tomorrow we can have Confit of Smoked Duck Leg with a crust of Smoked Pulled Pork and Fois Gras served with an Apple Brown Betty BBQ Sauce


And when something breaks in the Bahamas



Where am I?


I’m hosting a Club Med Food Bloggers Bash in the Bahamas (okay, it’s really their Food and Wine Festival) and brought along some friends.

21 Responses to “When the chef’s fish shipment doesn’t arrive…”

  1. Phoo-D — 3/1/09 @ 2:36 pm

    Looks like you’re well on you way to having a great trip! Beautiful setting and weather.

  2. Phoo-D — 3/1/09 @ 2:36 pm

    Looks like you’re well on your way to having a great trip! Beautiful setting and weather.

  3. Chris — 3/1/09 @ 3:03 pm

    My Big Green Egg is snickering about the kitchen rack smoker….I swear I can hear it;)

    Have fun !

  4. 1) I’m totally jealous of where you are.
    2) I’m totally jealous of what you’re eating.
    3) I’m glad i can read your site finally, because any site with the word “steamy” in it is blocked at work!

  5. Lynn — 3/1/09 @ 4:46 pm

    Wonderful! Can’t wait to see pictures and hear all about the fun. Because I’m sure there’s lots of it going on!

  6. Peter — 3/1/09 @ 4:50 pm

    Ahhh, nothing prettier than the sight of fresh caught fish & seafood. You’ve got quite the sweet gig down there in the Bahamas…enjoy!

  7. courtney — 3/1/09 @ 5:23 pm

    The fresh caught fish will be so much better. I will be curious to see the smoked duck confit.

  8. Janet — 3/1/09 @ 11:12 pm

    I wish I could head out to my backyard and catch some fish. There’s probably a roadrunner or two… maybe a tumbleweed ;-)

  9. Suzie — 3/1/09 @ 11:14 pm

    I want to hear about every detail of everything you guys are doing! I am beyond jealous. What an amazing trip.

  10. Laurin — 3/2/09 @ 12:24 am

    Glad you are having such a great, and tasty, time. It’s a good time to be away from the Tampa area as it’s cold and extremely windy here!

  11. Wow, those fish look amazing! I better not show them to my boyfriend (an avid fisherman) as he will be incredibly jealous!! Looks like you’re having some fun over there!

  12. Keith — 3/2/09 @ 9:48 am

    Wow those look delicious – and you know it’s fresh!

  13. dainty10 — 3/2/09 @ 12:39 pm

    Mmm… The fish look great (and so do the cocktails @ Diane’s site). Hope you’re having an excellent time! I can’t help but be jealous when it’s completely blizzarding where I am right now.

    (On a pedantic note, I looked up the gorgeous fish on the main page on Wiki, and found it’s a mahimahi. So, shouldn’t the note be- caught 1 80 lb mahi^2 and 2 45 lb wahoos? Or at least that’s what it looks like from the pictures)

  14. The Duo Dishes — 3/2/09 @ 6:27 pm

    Oh those fish! They’re huge.

  15. Tina — 3/3/09 @ 12:21 am

    Ooh! I’m so totally jealous of you, but like Natalie said plz take lots of pics and enjoy yourself!! I’d love to have a bite of tht fish, yum!!

  16. Køkkener — 3/3/09 @ 2:55 am

    nice post, thanks for sharing!

  17. Single Guy Chef — 3/3/09 @ 3:12 am

    That fish is soooo beautiful. I’m so jealous.

  18. Big Boys Oven — 3/3/09 @ 5:12 am

    I so jealous now . . . . heheheheh . . . great to see you having a great time . . . waiting to hear more! xxx

  19. Freshy caught fish just tastes so much better than fish that isn’t…well, so fresh! I hated fish until I went fishing with my grandfather and we barbecued the fish on the beach. :)

  20. casadelun — 3/3/09 @ 12:15 pm

    I’m so jealous! It’s COLD here in NYC. Snowy, wind, and just plain cold. Hope you’re having a grand time, and I look forward to seeing great pictures from you.

  21. Botacook — 3/8/09 @ 5:24 am

    This colourful fish is absolutely superb! It seems you’re having a great sunny time in there ;)

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