Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Couple of Fish and More

Today I made a trip to the farmers market held in Wahiawa on Tuesdays. I had been once before, and was surprised to find fish for sale. Today I went back looking to buy some fish, thinking I could figure out what do do with it when I got home.

Here is the fish I got:

It is called Akule. When I bought it, it had all the signs of being fresh: nearly no fishy smell, shiny skin, and eyes that domed out. The trickiest part to me was that it was whole, so I was going to have to clean it.

I also picked up some fresh veggies, can never have too much of those.  Zucchini, grape tomatoes, green beans, and baby shallots.  The shallots were something new, and they smell great.  The guy at the stall told me they'd be good in omelets.  I'm thinking I'll throw some in with a chicken I want to roast later this week.

The state of the akule just before getting cooked.  My original plan was to butterfly the fish and pan fry it, but turns out a not-so-sharp utility knife is no match for cleanly cutting a fish from the bones.  So I ended up filleting the fish, and then broiling them.  Next time I will find a fillet knife before attempting whole, raw fish.

Dinner complete!  I sprinkled some lemon juice on the fish about 10 minutes before cooking, and then sprinkled on some Jane S Krazy Mixed Up Salt right before putting it in the oven to broil for about 10 minutes.  The fish was awesome.  Green beans and rice-a-roni rounded out the meal.

Of course, no meal is complete without dessert! We had a bunch of whole mangos in the freezer, so I made them into mango sorbet. A little on the sweet side, but a great finish. Yum.

1 comment:

  1. Looks great! When are you opening your little diner on the island?