Salad and FishYeah, that’s right.  Three.  Here it is the end of May – the fifth month of the year – and we’re not exactly keeping pace with my foodie New Year’s Resolution to attempt a restaurant-quality meal each month.  Sure, we started off strong with two recipes from Jose Andres…but that didn’t happen until February.  March came and went without a follow-up, but then we came back with some killer seasonal recipes from Tom Colicchio for Barry Koslow’s ‘Favorite Five’ ingredient list.

Now it’s May, and I’m proud to say that we’re back with a third attempt.  This month, in honor of the soon-to-open Blue Ridge, I took a crack at a pair of seafood dishes from Chef Barton Seaver.  Taking the recipes from a feature in the June 2008 issue of O, the Oprah magazine, I went shopping for the ingredients required for grilled calamari with minted red pepper and prosciutto-and-herb-wrapped halibut with blackberry salad.

The recipes seemed straightforward but high-end, exactly the kind of meal I had in mind when I made my resolution.

Cooking steps, photos…and an unexpected result…after the jump. (more…)