Friday, June 06, 2008

Fish Friday

Caitlin concentrating on what matters...the camera.

It works too. This fish ain't goin' back: the Eucumbene strangler.

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Blogger Kathy Farrelly said...

Such delightful pics Mike.

Looks like Caitlin will be a good fisho just like her old man eh?

She certainly appears to have the knack!

6/6/08 11:28 AM  
Blogger Father Park said...

She was going on three back then. Not only did she catch them, she ate them. Doesn't eat fish nowadays. Funny how taste buds change.

That one I think we sashimi-ed with some wasabi and Nip soy. Lovely: straight from lake to frige (to firm up) to mouth.

I could go some now...

6/6/08 12:14 PM  
Anonymous Dylan said...

Dumb question, I suppose, but sashimi in a Japanese restaurant is the raw fish,right? Did you have to prepare it before serving, Michael, or is it just 'cut-wash-serve'?

6/6/08 7:03 PM  
Blogger Father Park said...

Hi Dylan.

It is never 'cut-wash-serve' - well at least the way I do it.

Head goes off, the tail and then (not to go through the whole process) the bones are removed. This, with trout, can be done: you wind up holding the entire backbone, ribcage and "hairbones" as a unit.

A good sharp knife is run between the skin and flesh (against a cutting board) and the resultant fillet placed in the fridge for an hour or more to "firm".

Slice- thinly - and serve raw with wasabi (a must) and Jap soy. Maaaaarrrrvellous.

6/6/08 9:08 PM  
Anonymous Dylan said...

Sounds good. I figured the deboning would be involved but wasn't sure on whether it would need to be washed or anything. The wife is a big fan of sushi and sashimi but we've never made it with a 'real' fish as opposed to imitation crab or something like that. Thanks for the info.

(...and I can't use the word 'deboning' without recalling that it means the same as 'boning'. it's one of those flammable and inflammable things, I guess.)

6/6/08 10:50 PM  
Blogger Caz said...

A good de-boner is hard to find.

6/6/08 11:46 PM  
Blogger Caz said...

Aawww sheesh, you can't top toddlers or animals.

Toddlers with animals (even dead ones) is an unfair blogging tactic.

6/6/08 11:48 PM  
Blogger Father Park said...

Actually Caz, it was still kicking (hard to tell I know). Hence Caitlin's "Step over fin" strangle hold....

7/6/08 1:12 PM  

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