Golden Pond

2 pounds fish, filet or whole
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons seafood seasoning
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 scallions
1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
1 cup coconut milk
5 peppercorns
Shallots and parsley for garnish
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell popper
3 tablespoons olive oil

Grind garlic, mustard, seafood seasoning, lime juice, scallions, ginger and salt to a smooth paste. Clean fish and make slits.

Mix the pate in 3 tablespoons olive oil. Spread paste evenly. Marinate fish overnight in refrigerator. Heat oil in a heavy pan.

Fry fish lightly until just golden, turning once. Add coconut milk (extract) and simmer for a few minutes. Add shallots.

Serve hot, garnished with broken peppercorns, bell pepper, and floating parsley.

Serves 3.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana