I have only cooked fish twice in my life and the first time is a family story that I am afraid I will never live down. I decided one year for our anniversary I would cook some catfish, it is Dave’s favorite. So I went to the butcher inside our Smith’s and asked him some good way of how to cook it. He told me that he liked to have it blackened which is catfish covered in cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper and the grilled in a pan of butter. I knew Dave liked it this way as well. He said to smother it in the spices. So, I did exactly what he told me. I lathered it in the spices and grilled in a pan of butter. It looked great, blackened and flaky!
We took our fist bites and I think Dave shot a spark of fire out of his mouth!! It was SO HOT and salty, we could barely eat it without taking a drink in between bites. The boys had a taste as well and about died. Every once in awhile they will bring it up…..”Remember that one time you made catfish Mom?” and they all laugh.
Well this time I decided to cook some Haddock fish which is a favorite around the east coast. Much like codfish, it’s a white flaky fish with little “fishy taste”. I asked the butcher how to cook it and he had no idea so, we pinterest it! Most people said it’s best with some seafood seasonings, dill, pepper and lemon. I added some butter cause…….well butter just makes it better, right! 🙂 I cooked some pilaf rice to go with it and asparagus, yum! I love asparagus…funny how it used to just be a weed that grew on this side of the road and now everyone loves to eat it.
This was my plate, kind of messy but it was all very good, even the flat rolls. I had them rising and Sybil thought it would be fun to poke her finger into each one. Oh well! 🙂
Here we are just about to say prayer. They kids have been missing having Sunday dinner with their Noyce Grandparents so, we decided to start having a big meal in the dinning room just like Grandma Noyce would. It’s been fun, I love cooking and getting out my wedding dishes and fancy goblets (these ones are from my sister Natalie, thank you!).
Try some fish….salmon, haddock, catfish whatever you like. Take it home and enjoy a meal together 🙂 Enjoy!