Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | July 15, 2011

Fish Fry

Yesterday, after spending the afternoon rehearsing for our recording session this morning, we decided that it would be a fine time to cook up some of the fish we caught on our fishing expedition last week.

Keith had defrosted the sea trout and sand shark, and since he has the most experience at cooking fish, between the two of us, he set to work heating up the oil and dousing the fish in a nice coating of Louisiana brand seasoned fish fry.

I whipped up some mashed sweet potatoes and a salad for side dishes, and we poured ourselves a glass of wine to pass the time while the fish cooked.

The fish fried up nice and crispy on the outside, while staying moist and delicate on the inside. We filled our plates and began to eat, first trying out the sea trout.

It had a nice, delicate flavor and flaky texture, and it made us wish that we had caught a few dozen more!

We were a bit hesitant to try the shark…guess it just seemed strange to eat a shark…but after a small bite for a taste-test we discovered that shark is quite delicious, too.

It had a slightly more fishy flavor, which was not over powering, and the meat was more substantial than the trout ~ with the consistency of salmon.

We were most happy with our “catch”, and stuffed ourselves to the gills (pun intended).

I don’t know why,  but it is always more special to eat something that you catch or hunt yourself. There is a kind of respect for the food you are eating that you just don’t get when you pull something unrecognizable from its original state out of  the freezer and toss it into the pan.

Tonight we will feast once again on our fish, as leftovers, and then we will start to work on consuming the 6 or 7 lbs. of cleaned fish filets from Keith’s monstrous black drum! We’ll be sure to let you know how that turns out.

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  1. Yum! Good time to check in on you two.

    We are fine altho age is beginning to take hold…we move a lot slower and think slower too. mm Dick is enjoying his new laptop and has some buddies to play music with. I’m happy being grandma.

    Love to you both,
    Carmen


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