[Sca-cooks] Everything old is new again

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 25 13:42:56 PST 2008

Dragon fessed up:
> That would sure mess with some of the teams.
> At least then I would remember to clean the fish...
> Selene will never let me live this down so I might as well come clean on it.
> OK, I must confess, we had one major faux pas in last year's 
> competition, but it was not enough to kill us outright as everything 
> else we did was pretty much spot on. We had been given a frozen fish 
> in our box. It was the last thing we were to cook and we were running 
> out of time. So I made this wonderful bed of spinach, then poached 
> the fish in wine with saffron and leeks and onion and then garnished 
> it with almonds. It was beautiful. But it was a WHOLE fish. As in, it 
> needed gutting. I was in such a hurry, I forgot to do it.
> Now in my defense, I will say that it is extremely unusual for a 
> packaged frozen fish to arrive in an uncleaned state in this day and 
> age in the United States. So accustomed to the usual state of such 
> things, it didn't even occur to me that it hadn't been cleaned. Thus, 
> I have recruited Selene to be my fish inspector.
I wasn't going to say anything in public.  I was just going to torture 
you in private, but if you insist... Well, now we know that fish do not 
actually come pre-stuffed.  <grin>

Selene, fish inspector

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