one thing that we really like here at the Manor is eating good food! we love growing food, catching food, preparing food and eating food. eating food is probably our favourite tho - teehee.
with jambaloney able to go out regularly and catch us delicious food - well, that means we aren't only eating good food but free food as well! (nothing better than free, like jambaloney's last post repeated ad nauseum!) (oh - he's gonna kill me for that - bahahahah!)
here is that almost 2lb trout he caught the other day. because our river is shallow and not very wide, the trout are normally pretty smallish. they still taste fantastic, tho, and they are still free. but this one that he caught was a monster - have a look:
that is one healthy-looking fish! you can see in the pic below that with the head and innards removed, it is a very firmly-fleshed fish! so is the little one that he caught accidentally.
check out the colour of the flesh - simply amazing! that is because this fish has been feeding on ocean plankton and shrimp.
because we don't have a pan big enough to cook him, jambaloney filleted and then cut it into 4 pieces.
oh - hurry up and cook you delicious fish!
i wanted to surprise jambaloney with the side-dish that i was creating for this supper. i wanted to honour both him and the fish with something special. so i made some delicious wild rice, with sunflower seeds and cranberries. jambaloney made the lemon wedges and we also added some wild strawberry flowers, lemon balm and sage leaves. we knew that we could not eat all of this in one sitting!
here's jambaloney's plate (i always take a tail-piece as i love the tail - yummeh!). the pic doesn't do justice to just how thick that fillet was. and the wild rice was so filling! we really enjoyed our supper and then ate the rest of the fish and rice for breakfast the next morning.
there are Kings and Queens, both alive and dead, that don't eat the way that we do! we love good food. it's even better when it's free!