We got our grubby mitts on a bag of fresh Atlantic mackerel! Our landlord Mike practically broke down the door to tell us about some fish for sale, $1 each. So we scrambled for my purse handed him cash and he came back a few minutes later with a grocery bag of shiny fresh fishes!
And I was all like.. “holy mackerel.”
Yeah. I SAID IT! I had to, I’m sorry, I had no choice.
Im gonna eat ya little fishies!
Having a bath.
Time to slice and dice.
CB has a very sharp little knife and filleted these in about 3 minutes. It’s pretty straight forward. It looks a bit messy here but it really wasnt. They smelled like clean fresh sea air.
Cut in by the fin.
Swooooop down the spine.
Big stack of tasty dinner flaps.
I love their shimmering bellies and stripey backs.
Salted and fried in a pan with some butter for a couple minutes.
So crispy. Mike told us to splash on some vinegar on and put them in a hot oven for a couple of minutes. It took away that super fishy mackerel taste and just made it really extra delicious! Pro fish tip.
Yum. Now to eat it like CB’s nan always did. On the table with a can of cold peas.
My plate was a bit fancier, I made a salad. For some reason, I have been craving green things.. New York, I’m looking at you…
The meat was light, and flakey, with crispy crunchy skin that tasted like fish french fries. So nice.
Mike promised us a couple of ducks next time he’s out hunting as well. Im looking forward to it, I’m really liking the dark, salty duck meat!