Fed on 1/21, Saturday.
Stinkfish day! It really isn’t that bad, but it is fishy, for sure. Like I mentioned yesterday, we got some saury from the Korean store for MP. I threw three of them in the oblong Le Creusset with about 1/3 cup of brown rice and simmered it all in water until it was nice big pot of stink stew.
It was kind of funny because Piz wasn’t so happy about turning his house into a fish house, but His kiddo asked what the yummy smell was and if it was for MP (“Mugget always gets the good stuff!”). See? It smelled delicious to three noses but not to the big bulby one belonging to a Piz face.
Dinner was the same thing. Boring! MP didn’t seem to mind.
Speaking of all this fishy stuff‚ do you eat this basa/panga/swai/”White Ruffy” fish that is really popular these days? I’m mixing up the names because there’s like three species that are sold interchangeably, which seems to happen often with fish sold in the US. Trader Joe’s sells this kind in orange-red 1 lb packaging with several fillets per bag, and here’s what The Consumerist has to say about that.
I saw bigger fillets today at a conventionally semi-”nice” suburban grocery store. By “conventional nice,” I mean in a carpeted and “not so depressing” kind of way; the stuff they sell is the same as regular “depressing” grocery stores. It’s not “nice” in the same way co-ops/Whole Foods (I know, I know) are. Anyway, my brief googling yielded both “This is bio-hazard!” and “It was a little effed at first but is now fine. Ask Australia.” I usually lean more towards the bio-hazard crew, but this one kind of has me puzzled a bit because the fear source (pretty much a single source and a lot of references to it), and while the bio-hazard link doesn’t seem to be related to the US catfish industry that got super-pissed by the threat these imports posed on their business and made it so that we can’t officially call these guys “catfish” in any form—it’s all kind of reminiscent of the dumbest Stevia-has-to-be-called-supplement nightmare brought on by the crazy sugar assholes in the US. Anyway, I didn’t buy the swai this time, but I am pretty OK with this one.