Let me tell you what was on the menu tonight.
Dinner tonight was canned red salmon and salad on a rye baguette. Very nice it was too. I know we should eat more fish, but really, none of us like it all that much 🙂 Having said that, there are some piscean delights we never mind having:
Fish head curry with roti
Tuna or sardines on toast
Fish ‘n’ chips
Red salmon rolls or sandwiches
Smoked salmon with cream cheese, lemon juice and chives in a sandwich
Asian fish balls in a stir-fry
Home-made fish cakes
My daughter likes tuna slices with rice and seaweed sprinkles
Tuna or prawn sushi
Prawns in a stir-fry or Thai style curry
I remember not so long ago, I served up a whole, pan-fried leatherjacket to monty. It was like something out of a horror movie. The fish had the most awful, bizarre bones that looked like giant human teeth.
Anyone here seen the 1977 movie “Eraserhead“?
Well, If that ugly fish had jumped up and started singing and dancing we would have just continued to stare at it. It was a David Lynch kind-of moment.
Neither of us could eat that fish * shudder*
Maybe it wasn’t a leatherjacket at all. Fish does get renamed at the point of sale sometimes. Perch, Hake, Flake and Butterfish all seem to get about with many nom de plumes.
Butterfish is almost a generic term for “big piece of cheapish, white fish with no bones ” 🙂
If Butterfish is on the menu board at the fish and chip shop, everyone knows exactly what they’re going to get.
Don’t tell anyone but I think this is how I prefer my fish. No scary teeth-bones, no errant gaggy scales, just a nice piece of white, vaguely fishy tasting stuff in a cosy batter blanket 🙂