What the fuck can you make out of a fish fillet that isn't just baked or fried?
Excluding outliers, like salmon or tuna, which can be made into multitudes of dishes depending on what preparation they are/
Say you have a pond with a bunch of pan fish and a few bass, if you harvested all of that and had it in your freezer, what do you make?
(all I can really think up is fish soup or fish tacos, the latter of which is just the aforementioned bake/fry in a tortilla)
Fish a la sous vide
Place grouper filets in a pan with lemon juice and salt and pepper.
Pour 2 cups of water into a pot and add the onions, garlic, parsley and thyme, potatoes, butter and chile pepper. Bring to a boil and boil about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are almost done (add more water, if necessary).Add the fish with marinade juices, reduce the heat to low and simmer about 10 minutes, or until the fish is just cooked through and starting to flake.
hell, if the pond is clean you could probably make sushi out of it if you tried
If I've learned anything from Asians, it's that fish can be prepared in the same manner as any other meat. Some fish is better suited to certain methods. You need something that isn't too delicate if you're going to stir fry it, or it will fall apart. You could also see what Scandinavians do with fish if Asian cooking isn't your thing.
Personally, I'm all about the spicy catfish stew that my favorite Chinese chef makes. He's from the Sischuan province originally, and makes spicy freshwater fish dishes that are fucking mindblowing.
I guess what I'm trying to say, is find a part of the world that relies heavily on fish, whether it be saltwater or freshwater, and find out what the hell they make with it. You will find some awesome shit.
whoops i kinda sound like an ass here...
i pack the fish i catch, filleted steaked and skinned, underwater in a ziploc bag so theres no air bubbles and freeze them and even so their electronic sensing organ discolours - cut that off and it tastes much less 'fishy' even though i catch them in the summer and im still eating them now.
but yeah, nothing fancy, just sort of fried in coconut oil and its own broth that forms with onions, lemon or apple god im gonna have some for dinner just thinking about fish makes me happy
It's a hot pot style stew. it's a Scechuan broth, meaning hot peppers with little drops of the pepper oil floating on the surface. Those tiny little "fuck up your asshole" dried princess peppers chopped up and flaoting in it. It's got some bok choy wilted down in it and some mushrooms, and the fish is poached in the broth. He tosses a bunch of thin rice noodles in the bottom of the hotpot before putting it all together. I usually have a side of stir fried Gai Lan with an oyster sauce with it.
His Oyster and Leek hot pot is awesome too.
I found a recipe:
It looks just like what "Mike" (why do Chinese people always change to some English name when the immigrate?) makes.
And now I'm going to read the hell out of this site.
Pretty much anything south china, Thai, or Vietnamese with fish is going to be similar in nature. South China will use bean pastes and peppers. Vietnam will do fish sauce some peppers. Thai will be the same as Vietnamese but will add coconut milk.
>(why do Chinese people always change to some English name
Trust me, it's less embarrassing for both of us if you called me "Tim" instead of 黃震強. Thanks for the recipe though, will definitely give it a shot.
>be in middle school when the "thong song" came out
>last name is Fong
>live in misery for three years
kids are cruel to people of the same background as them, how do you think they are to "others"?
I just made a ton of fish stew from the bass and pike from my weekend ice fishing trip. It has lentils, potato slices, chopped tomatoes, onion, parsley, lemon juice, paprika and chili powder.
Delicious, hearty and cheap as fuck since the fish I caught myself.