Fish has never been my favorite meal, but in an effort better, we do have fresh fish 2 or 3 times a month, and thanks to Wegmans glorious seafood department we can always count on a quality product. I can’t remember ever seeing Golden Tile fish before, or at least I never heard called by that name, but according to the Monterey Bay Aqaurium Seafood Watch it is a good alternative to other varieties of Tile Fish on the watch. Tile Fish can be found in the Mid Atlantic waters of the United States, and is on the recovery from being overfished, unlike the southern varieties of Tilefish which are still considered to be overfished.
I can’t stress how important it is to know where your fish is coming from and to be responsible about buying sustainable seafood, so make sure you ask questions when you buying fresh fish!
Every thing I read about Tile fish compares it to Lobster, I don’t think it’s even close, but that’s just my opinion. If I had to compare it with another fish, I might say cod, it had a nice mild flavor and was firm and flaky. It would probably grill well, or even breaded and fried, but anyway you cook it, make sure you don’t overcook it because it will get dry on you. My standard preperation for any oven roasted fish is pretty much the same, Olive Oil, Sea Salt and fresh ground Pepper and always add a little water to the pan when roasting fish, so it doesn’t dry out! Remember it comes from the sea, so it should have a little water in the pan to help keep it moist!
While shopping I came across a new vegetable (at least new for me), a Chayote aka the Pear Squash, which is quite appropriate because they do look like pears. Chayote is like a combination of a zucchini and a cucumber, lots and lots of moisture, but almost no flavor what so ever, really bland. I did read one recipe for it, and they had recommended cooking it with onions and bacon (that would make almost anything taste better) and yet another recipe called for it raw and marinated in lemon juice. That actually sounds like a better use of Chayote, if you really feel the need to eat one! I roasted mine along with fennel, grape tomatoes and onions, with olive oil, sea salt and fresh ground pepper…..I know boring, but I like to let the natural flavors of what I’m cooking take center stage, that’s the only way you know what the true flavor of what your eating is. You can always adjust from there the next time you cook it, but it’s good to know what it tastes like without masking the flavors.
- 1 lb Golden Tile Fish fillets
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
- preheat oven to 350 degrees
- rinse fish in cold water and pat dry with paper towels
- place fish in baking pan with a little water in the pan
- drizzle fish with olive oil and add sea salt and fresh ground pepper
- roast in oven for about 20 minutes or until fish is firm to the touch
Ask Chef Dennis
You don’t know how many times I get an email that starts out, I just found my images on someone else’s blog and I don’t know what to do! Ok, take a deep breath and repeat after me, I’m one with the universe, I’m one with the universe…..
Ok now that your focused, you need to know that you do have options. When you find your images on someone else’s blog follow these steps.
1. Email the owner of the blog, informing them that they are using your images without permission, and that they are copyright protected , and ask them nicely to remove them from their blog immediately. If you cannot find an email address leave your statement as a comment on the post.
2. If they do not remove them from their blog in a timely manner, I would then ask them where they would like the bill sent for the use of your images since they have not removed them, and that a one time use or your images would be $250.00 ( you are now letting them know what the charge is for using your images).
3. If they still do not remove the images you have one option left, and that is to contact the host of the blog to file a complaint for copyright infringement. Only the owner of the content may make this complaint. If they are a google hosted blog it’s really easy, just follow this link and fill out the forms for a blogger/blogspot complaint.
For WordPress.com go to Content Theft and fill out the forms. Now for self hosted WordPress.org blogs it gets harder, first read the content theft page on wordpress.com and it will tell you what you need to do to find who is hosting the blog. These are two of the links that will be helpful, find the host and 6 steps to find a host’s DMCA.
I know it’s a lot of work, but you can’t let someone get away with this, you have to follow it through!
4. If the offending site has Google Adsense ads on it, you have one more way to make your complaint and that is directly to Google Adsense . They take this very seriously and will ban the user from adsense ads. The easiest way to do this is to click on the little tab in the top right hand corner of the ad and at the bottom of the page will be a place to complain about the offending blog, or you can go directly to Google Adsense Support and fill out the forms. I would imagine any ad network you find on the page would respond in somewhat the same manner, so that’s another place to complain when you get no response from the lifters.
I know this is probably not what you wanted to hear, it’s not an easy answer to the problem, but at least you do have some options, just make sure to follow through with them. If you don’t then you’re just giving away all your hard work and encouraging thieves to keep stealing other work. I do hope everyone has some type of copyright statement on their blog, even if its just a copyright with all rights reserved at the bottom of your blog, but somewhere on your blog, you need to have something stating your blog is copyrighted. Everyone should also have Google Alerts with your blog name and your name set as alerts to notify you if they come up in a post, sometimes you get lucky and find your content through these alerts, so if you don’t have them set them up, they’re free!
It’s funny I got an email from someone today signing up for the Community Watch, and she said it was sad we needed the watch but to sign her up. If you haven’t sent in your submission form, please do so and please display the badge, even if you don’t want to link it back to me, it’s important to display the badge. The more blogs that display the badge the more we may deter the theft of content, and the more of you that are in the watch, the more eyes we have looking for stolen content.
You don’t have to do much to belong to the community watch, just take the pledge and when you find content that you know belongs to someone else, notify the owner or owners, then its up to them to make the complaints. You can also send me a note, so we can add the site to a watch list, but it’s as simple as that, no hoops jump through, no endless paperwork , just friends helping friends. Please Help us keep our community safe, join today.