Anyone who knows me knows that I love fish. There are very few fish that I've tried that I didn't care for, or prepared in any way. Admittedly, I'm not fond of sushimi, or many of the raw fish dishes that I tried in Korea. And I thought the catfish our of the Mississippy tasted muddy to me. But mostly, I love fish.
That being said, on most any day or night, if you asked me what my favorite fish is, it would be something from the Salmonid family, you know, trout, char, and salmon. I've eaten my share.
Last time I got on DC and posted about fish, I shared my experience with taking a large, frozen, steelhead fillet, doing nothing to it except throwing in into a wok full of hot oil, and letting it fry for ten minutes. The fish came out, much to my surprise, sensational. I could go on about the swordfish and ahi tuna on the Webber charcoal grill, or the foil pack brookies in the high sierras. Rather, this evening's fish dinner took me way back to the school cafeteria. i ate VandeCamps crunchy fishsticks. Though I often had a bunch of kids give me their fishsticks as a boy, the ones I ate as a boy were not nearly as tasty as the ones I ate tonight.
Though I'm a guy who makes most everything from scratch, including fish sticks, that brand, lightly browned in hot oil, tasted fabulous alongside Libby's whole green beans with butter. I made home made steak fries for DW and a good burger. She's not a fan of fish.
Sometimes, just sometimes, the big companies just get it right (rare, I know
) Tonight, VandeCamp's got it right.
ef Longwind of the North