A new kitchen challenge
I'm getting ready for a new kitchen adventure. Newspaper is necessary.
And disposable gloves.
Meet my newest project! (No, I did not name it.) As I was walking home the other day our neighbor asked if I would like a fish he caught. I didn't expect it to be so big! (That's my big chef knife and my biggest cutting board in the picture for reference.) It's a steelhead trout, which is a lot like salmon.
I'm always up for a kitchen challenge, so I took the fish home and asked the internet what to do with it.
Conclusions: my knife is not as sharp as I thought (and I sharpened it before I started!). I can see why people buy special knives for filleting fish.
I did eventually conquer and got most of the flesh off the fish. I took the skin off too, because I read that it was nasty and slimy. I'm sure I mangled the poor fish more than it needed to have been, but I'm pretty proud of myself for a first try.
Here's the part I know more about: spicing it up (lemon, dill, salt, pepper, and butter). I made a special run to the grocery store for lemons, because fresh fish deserves fresh lemons.
I've been married for over nine years now. If I cooked every day (which I haven't, but almost), that would be over 3,000 dinners. That's a lot of cooking! I love that there are still new things for me to do in the kitchen, and I feel confident that there will be many more kitchen firsts for me throughout the years, whether I seek them out or whether they're handed to me, like this one.