[Sca-cooks] Everything old is new again
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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