Catch of The Day
Fishing for Compliments?
No, no, no, not me. What compliment could I possibly hope for whilst redened with sunburn, dressed in nothing more than a bikini, hair scraped back and soaked with tropical rain? This guy, though, look at him, what a beauty:
And him too, isn't he pretty?
Unfortunately they didn't look so pretty once the kitchen had cooked them to oblivion.
When we were in Fiji last September, I finally got round to catching my own fish to eat for lunch. When I say 'finally', that's not really true. When I was 12 years old I went ocean fishing for mackerel and ate my catch then, but I'm getting on a bit now and 12 years old was a long time ago.
So I wanted to remind myself that as long as I continue to eat meat and fish, I should be prepared to catch, kill and handle my own food.
I wasn't invited into the kitchen at the Kuata resort, on one of Fiji's Yassawa islands, so I had to leave my precious load at the door. Unfortunately, most of the fish I encountered throughout Fiji was overcooked and these two little fellows did not escape a similar fate. And because they were just little reef fish, they didn't really taste that great. Oh well, but at least I tried.
Previously on Fiji Fridays:
The Sweetest Girl | Exotic Fruits | Forbidden Food | Nature's Communal Oven | Lovo | Nama Sea Grapes |
Links, Resources and further reading:
Fiji | map of the Yasawas
Hilarious Photographs | of Sunburn
Island Travel | Visit Kuata
Own Your own | Tropical Reef
Why are the fish so pretty | Colour and Purpose
Cooking Hints | 5 Ways to Cook Fish
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