Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Tinned fish or real fish?

The fish in the Labasa market are excellent, but more often than not, people buy tinned mackerel to make curries, etc. At one time we used to joke about the Mali fishermen who would bring their catch into the Labasa market, sell the fish, then turn around and spend the money in a supermarket and buy a crate of tinned fish to take back! At least mackerel is good for you - so they say. I can cook it in about six ways, (curry, kedgeree, with lolo and baigan,with pasta and cheese, toasted sandwich,) but sometimes the guys just open the tin, chop up some onions and eat it like that.

1 comment:

Pandabonium said...

That's funny. Trading fresh fish for tinned. Japanese eat a lot of mackerel and it is a good healthy oily fish. They are often eaten here with lots of sweetened shoyu. Not my favorite. I'd rather have salmon.