Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Something Fishy

 Something fishy my way did come. Working at the Soundings resort in Dennisport and not just for scale, a guest had some great fishing success and offered me these here fish if I had the guts to clean them. Well, after cleaning them I surely had the guts as well as some tasty white fish. I did have a bone to pick with this fish dinner I made as I pan fried the fish fillets in olive oil on the stove top. I didn't have a "descale tool " and didn't think I should use a potato peeler to scrape off the scales before cooking. What I found though, to my surprise is that when you heat up the fish the scales come right off. I did not know that....but now I do!
Some people I guess do eat the fish eyes and also make fish head soup. Not me, I passed on these delicacies. I had quite the time cleaning these Sea Bass fish. It rained yesterday on the Cape and I thought " Well, this is perfect weather to clean the fish!" I went outside on my back deck with a cutting board, a few assorted knives, and a pair of tongs to try to dissect and degut these fish. I should have tried to film this action as although deceased these fish put up quite a battle; probably as I didn't have the right type or sharp enough knife. It took a while to hack off the fish heads and rip out the fish guts and a few times these fish squirmed away from me and fell of the deck down to the patio pavement stones below. I then proceeded to catch these dead fallen fish and wash them off with an outside faucet in addition to the steady rain that was falling throughout the fish filleting process.
In the end I had a good fish fry feast and buried the fish heads and fish guts out in a garden area in front of my house.