Battle Opah, tasty looking fish
And those are words that you rarely hear coming from my mouth. I am not a fish person...I normally do not care for fish, but after watching Iron Chef America: Batali vs. Liu last night, I thought the fish looked lovely and was a bit reminscent of tuna. When Martin Yan (one of the judges- EEE! Love that man!) mentioned that opah was a very mild fish, I thought, that's a fish I could probably dig.
I thought Liu could pull it off, to tell the truth...the competition was intense and it looked like Batali was going to meet his match in his former employee...but when it came time to serve up the dishes, the taste and sometimes the look just didn't cut it for the judges involved. I do have to say that I really thought the whole pressured/preserved opah jar thing was a bit impressive, as was Batali's meatball concoction- fish meatballs- whoda thunk it? In the end, Batali won, and it was definitely a memorable show.