Fish in My Life
I have a great life history related to fish. It all started in my childhood when my father was a fisherman. I was very lucky to taste dozens of different species of fish. Of course, it gave me a lot of inspiration to cook with my Mum and learn more about fish.
When you are child, everything new is always interesting and exciting, and you never know when you will be able to use this knowledge or experience in the future.
So, we bowelled paunches, pickled, salted down, smoked, fried, boiled and baked, marinated and… It is easier to say what we didn’t do with fish.
Our favourite kinds of fish were carp, sheatfish, and pikeperch. I know that not everyone likes to eat fish. But if you are a fish lover, you should go to a fish market and buy some ocean and/or sea products.
Here are some of my tips for you. Sometimes, fish sellers would use a lot of tools to hide the real condition of fish.
If you want to make sure that the fish of your choice is fresh, follow these three simple steps:
- Look at fish carefully. Remember, if the fish looks fresh from the first look it does not mean that it is fresh. Pay attention to the fish’s eyes.
- Then smell the fish. If you feel the freshness and cannot smell anything bad – that fish is more likely to be straight from the sea.
- Last but not least, check the gills – if they are red, it means that the fish is fresh.
My recipe is very simple to cook. You may find it here. My husband said that the fish I had made was as tasty as a chocolate cake. And my husband never lies! 🙂