Our local Metro usually sells fish without head, tail or bones, but they had some whole fish for sale for half the price of the prepared stuff. Daddy is not fond of food that looks like it might have once been alive but I thought it might be educational and the price was right so I brought it home.
It wasn't too hard to prepare - it came scaled and without innards, so all I had to do was rub the skin with oil, garlic and lemon juice. Then Elizabeth helped me stuffed Mr Fishy with a herb garlic rub and lemon slices.
Elizabeth had so far refused to try any fish, even though her cousins love it and demand many extra helpings. She turned her nose up at haddock, trout, salmon and cod. I tried panfried, barbequed, baked, battered and steamed. No difference.
It turns out that all you need to do to get Elizabeth to eat a fair amount of fish is to let Mr Fishy keep his head, name him and let Elizabeth sprinkle herbs inside.
On April 3, 2011 at 05:50 pm
So now I know where my mother went wrong with me - she never exposed me to fish with heads, let alone letting me name them ;)