Monday, July 6, 2009

Fish Tales

Richard and I had stayed inside during a rainy Saturday and watched cooking shows on TV. One of them featured a grilled rainbow trout. So we thought, "Why don't we try that?"

We decided to stuff it with garlic scapes...

...the curly, green fronds that grow from the top of a garlic plants.

We also wanted it to be full of parsley and lemony flavours.

So we stuffed the sucker with those three things.

I tied it up, thinking we'd lose some ingredients in the barbecue...

...but cleverly, Richard bought a fish cage, so it didn't need the twine.

The first line of copy on the fishy cage-thing said, "Use our hinged fish-shaped basket on your grill and avoid the inevitable fish-turning disaster."

And it delivered the goods. No fish-turning disaster for us.

Within 12 minutes, Mr. Fish was cooked and ready to eat.

I also made a red potato mash (with milk, butter and parsley) and a sort of puttanesca tomato sauce by simmering onions, garlic, diced ripe tomatoes, capers and olives and cooked them for about as long as the fish took to grill.


Knatolee said...

Oh YUM!!!!! I need to go get some scapes from my garden. And a fish (not from my garden.) Mmmmm!

Anonymous said...

Notice that the scape picker is wearing a fishy T-shirt. So well planned!

Jack D'Mestiere said...

It's a trout, not a sucker...

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous.


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