Go Fish

When we got home with our fish I realized I was going to have to cook it.

Fish is one of those things I have no idea how to cook.

I make salmon the same way every time.  And that’s generally the only fish we eat in this house.

I read about 45659408 recipes for trout before I made dinner out of our catch.

Then I ignored all the recipes and made up my own.
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It was a little garlic, a little wine, a little butter, a little lemon juice.

And honestly, it was fantastic.

I really like tarter sauce.  What I can I say, I’m 5.  We didn’t have any in the house though.  So I made some.  Turns out it’s basically just mayo and pickles.  Health food my friends, health food.Photobucket

Most recipes called for chopped onion, but we were out, so I used onion powder.

(Wanna know a secret?  Since my husband hates onions I sometimes use onion powder in our dinners.  If he can’t see it, he doesn’t know it’s there.  Flavor obviously isn’t as good, but it’s better than nothing)

The cat was very curious about this.  Our cat loveeees tuna-when I open a can I pour out the water for her to eat.  But I’ve realized that since I put pickles with my tuna when she smells pickles she thinks she’s getting a snack
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I made a turkey sandwich with pickles last week and poor little bear was pacing the kitchen trying to find the tuna.

After dinner I was craving dessert.

A normal person would go get something.

But I wanted a WARM dessert.  It HAD to be warm.

What did I do?
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I walked down the street and found a blackberry bush.

Totally normal, right?

Blackberries are a weed here.  Which means there’s free fruit all over the place.  God wants Oregonians to have pie.

Or, in the case of this night, crisp.  Which is easier and faster than pie.

I cooked up the berries with some frozen raspberries from my parent’s house I had hanging out in the freezer
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Added some sugar, added some cornstarch, and made the crumb topping.

And homemade whipped cream.  Totalllly normal.
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I love crisps because this sucker took under an hour, including berry picking.  Almost instant gratification.

Do you cook fish?  I always feel like we ought to eat more in our house than we do.  But I have no clue what to do with it.

What’s an easy dessert you love?  I’ve totally been making crisps since college.  Or teddy bear toast (toast with butter, sugar, and cinnamon), not going to lie.

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7 responses to “Go Fish

  1. teddy bear toast! I am sitting here reading blogs in my pajamas since i’m off today and I haven’t eaten. I am eating teddy bear toast. 100%.

    Poor Takeout and her smell confusion. I kind of want to see a cat pacing around looking for tuna though. haha

  2. i love crisps too! warm with some vanilla ice cream and i’m in heaven 🙂

  3. the rainbow trout we take home is given away to other people. the smell of lake fish disgusts me. i can eat ocean fish and salmon just fine but not lake fish. there is just something wrong when it smells up my entire kitchen…id prefer it if I got it from the fish counter, already gutted and scaled.

    i love homemade whipped cream 🙂

  4. Free fruit? Hell, I’m moving to Oregon. Meetcha there in…ten hours.

  5. I have NEVER cooked fish at home, besides tuna and shrimp…I am scuuuurrrrred of the smell lol

  6. I always poach salmon in water & white wine (or chicken flavored broth if I have no wine, which is rare) and I sear ahi tuna either underneath the broiler, or on my grill pan. Both are super easy. Also, I bought a bag of frozen mahi mahi fillets at Costco and just cooked a couple of those up with lime juice, spices, and salsa – just wrapped in foil and baked for 30 minutes. For frozen pre-packaged, it wasn’t bad at all.

  7. I don’t know how to cook fish either – my hubby always does 🙂 He cooks it the same way every time too 🙂

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