Since I only get to cook [at most] 2-3 times a week, I keep a 'to-do' list of things to cook. This is helpful because I often think of a million things to cook when I don't have the opportunity to, and nothing when I can. Still, there are times when the list is running low, or the items there just aren't as cool as I thought they were when I wrote them down. For these times when I'm in a creative funk, I count on someone else to propose a cooking challenge.
This time, SheSimmers and the dreamy Curtis Duffy, chef de cuisine of Avenues, saved my derriere. The challenge is to create a multi-element entree using fish, chocolate, fennel (all parts), and mushrooms.