s of Everything2
will recall that I vanish
ed shortly after posting mystery fish
. Doubtless all feared the worst (except, of course, for iain
, who proved incapable of realising the extreme
in eating red snapper
). After 3 day
s, I believe I may confidently report
that I have successfully assimilate
d the mystery fish
. Here's how I did it, and the result
s of this extraordinarily successful investigation
's willpower, and the glories of the Earth
's native fauna
I left the mystery fish on my kitchen counter, to thaw out. Luckily, I was able to return before it regained consciousness! All 3 fish (I prepared only half the packet) were already headless and cleaned, which made things simpler. I rubbed each with lemon juice, ground cumin, and chilli powder, then left them to stand while I started on the sauce. That was made by frying white onions, then adding ground tomatoes, fresh tarragon, and a bit more cumin. Back to the fish (which was still stunned by the events of its demise, freezing, thawing out, and preparation, and was thus unable to defend itself): I stuck it into the grill. Meanwhile, I added yoghurt and mint to the sauce. Finally I took out the fish, poured sauce over it, and ate it. It was very nice.
Here are the answers to my earlier questions: probably red snapper, dunno, most likely fished, probably not, the first is OK, ditto, I haven't tried them yet, no.
I hope that this extraordinary tale of courage in the face of adversity will serve as a useful life lesson to younger readers of Everything. Except, of course, iain, who replaces the demands of humanity with his extensive knowledge of zoology.
/me eyes rotbasch hungrily.