Thank you so much MSUICEMAN! Yes, real women eat bait (mackerel and mullet and sardines and more) and gut and scale fish! Smiles. Thanks tons. And I agree with you about ouzo! Your skillet uses for it sound grand, and I think using it as lighter fluid for fish is great too! But drinking it is awful!
And Justin, thank you tons as well! PLEASE get me in on the next elk indeed! I do love a rack of elk, bone in, and therefore fantasize about butchering! And yes, very very generous fish folk, though I went back and cooked for the talented one too as to share the fish. Still, how very grateful am I.
LETTHEMEATREST! I'm so glad I made you smile! And I'm delighted it's one of your tasty favorites too! Many thanks!!!
Thanks very much Richie! It's delightful smoked - I agree with you! Though the grilled "whole" striper, stuffed with a papaya, cilantro, green onion and chopped red bell pepper and capers mixture that I made last night for the fisherman; all stuffed into the whole fish, then rubbing the fish with avocado oil, grilling it 30 minutes on one side only, and dousing it with alcohol, lighting it on fire, (which chars the skin into beautiful stuff that's delicious) then squeezing fresh limes and sprinkling cayenne pepper and pink Himalayan sea salt; is OUTSTANDING and so soft and my favorite way thus far!
I plated this with mango that I sliced, avocado, and black rice that is lovely too and plenty of dry and crisp and cold white Spanish wine!
I will upload the photos next, from my phone! Many thanks to all for sharing in my joy! Cheers and happy Tuesday!!!! - Leah