Thursday, March 8, 2012
True Confessions about Fish
OK, I'm going to come out of the closet. After 18 years as a lacto-ovo vegetarian, I've decided to include fish in my diet. Not just any fish - it's got to be wild-caught, not farmed, and preferably labelled with one of the sustainable fishery seals, so I can be reasonably confident no dolphins, whales or seals were harmed in the process. Also, given the laws of kashrut, the fish have to have fins and visible scales - so no shellfish for us.
I've got some nice Pacific salmon filets in my freezer, and even better, northern pike and pickerel (walleye to you Amurricans) from Lake Winnipeg - as close to local as you can get in a landlocked province like mine. Well, OK, it isn't really landlocked, but I don't know how much of a fishery they have up in Hudson's Bay. Some people dream of ice fishing up there ... but I digress.
Now, of course, I'm looking for some good recipes. I've marinated the salmon and baked it in aluminium foil - I guess that's the default for any fish, but I'd like to expand a little, especially for Shabbat. All constructive suggestions welcome!