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jessica
jessica

personal triumph post. today marks the first day I've taken a bite of fish since the age of 5, when my parents traumatized me by forcing me to eat an entire salmon steak. it took over 2 hours and a boat full of stubborn, tiny-human tears. fast forward 22 years later, and meet this beautiful pan-seared Arctic char atop a mountain of Parmesan-roasted green beans. all grown up.

prepped the char with a little salt and pepper before marinating the flesh in a blend of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, roasted garlic, and finely chopped fresh rosemary for half an hour. pan-seared over medium-high heat, skin side down, for 3 minutes before flipping to finish, a final 2 minutes.

Oaktowngirl
Oaktowngirl
Yes to letting go...your grilled char looks delicious!
jessica
jessica
thank you! that's very kind ??
Linda Cornish
Linda Cornish
Wow, that looks delicious! Congratulations on finding fish again! So healthy for you.
jessica
jessica
thank you! I agree; the health benefits played a huge role in encouraging me to finally give it a try!
Melina Hammer
Melina Hammer
Yay, you found a way to trust food again!!! It's one of the hardest things for us to move beyond, harder even than trusting new love, I say. Bad food memories *run deep*.
jessica
jessica
that's so kind of you! it has felt increasingly irrational these past few years, but you're right. our tastebuds have long memories!
Angie
Angie
Congrats on letting that go!.. And looks delish!
jessica
jessica
thanks!! ? was so very yummy and now I'm wondering what other sorts of deliciousness I've been missing out on! ?
Food52
Food52
Woo hoo! What a day!
jessica
jessica
I'll say! thank you for the support in this magical time ?