It’s almost Valentine’s Day! And nothing says “be mine” than a whole fish stankin’ up yo kitchen, right?
So we have to plan what to cook for the day, right? Or for any day if you’re one of those that hates the holiday, single or not. We celebrate Valentine’s Day because we actually celebrate our anniversary that day – 5 years this week! We don’t do the big expensive restaurant thing because UGH, but I do like to make fun foods that take a little more time or have random ingredients – something you can to do together if you’re into that kind of thing, or something you can do for fun if you enjoy making bigger/fancier meals.
Here’s the first one: a whole roasted fish stuffed with stuff. Good stuff. Butter, rosemary (from my sister’s yard!), citrus, garlic, WHOA. I’d never actually roasted a whole fish, but I was so excited to because it’s just so PRETTY. It’s also super easy. The catch is that serving it isn’t terribly sexy, we did a fairly good hack job of getting the fish off the carcass and into our mouths.
Oh, and there’s more to this story. When I roasted this fish I used the leftovers to make a tomato-based fish chowder the next day. That might have been even better than the roasted fish, and the original fish was excellent. So, with 1 fish you can get 2 meals and be healthy and protein-filled all week!