Saturday, 11 February 2017
Fish, the family dish
Down at the fish market.
We bought most of these, a nice mix to make Wednesday's fish soup. The ones at top left are small scorpion fish. Their needle-like spines make them dangerous to scale but their taste is worth it. If you've got time to wait the fish will be scaled and gutted for you.
Cleaned skate and 'other' fish. We also bought two pieces of skate for the soup and it was delicious boiled.
Small sardines at 5 euro a kilo, ideal for grilling or stewing with tomatoes and onions
Cousin Tasos mending his nets. The weather is warm and calm and all the caiques are out before dawn.
A caique is a small traditional fishing boat found in the Aegean or Ionian Seas.
His catch of small red mullet
At around 10am the caiques come in to sell their fresh catch from the quayside
Our Sunday lunch grilled on the old trusty/rusty BBQ made from an old hot water cylinder. The grill is cleaned with half a lemon (a lemon cup)
A fish quote -
What's the two things they tell you are healthiest to eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin.
- David Atell