Happy New Year! #NewYearnewyou #resolutions #fitspiration #cleaneating #friends #summer #hangingwithmybitches
Ok now that we got that out of the way time for a blog post about delicious fish.
Oh wait, I should probably list my resolutions that I will right now think up on the spot...
1) Go to the states for a holiday and mish it around SF, NYC, DC and of course Disneyland somewhere in California
2) Move out of my flat - I have a crazy flatmate who keeps locking away her Circulon frying pan in her room whenever she goes out #bitchesbecrazy #getyowhiteflatassoffMYsofa
3) Limit use of Tinder - hey where else am I supposed to get my hilarious stories from? But also to embrace just being by myself.
4) Try and maybe embrace all this 'clean eating' and experiment with 'superfoods' and 'quinoa'... couldn't hurt right?
5) Be more honest and open and attempt to break less hearts - although boys should take note from Flight of the Concords - "A kiss is not a contract but it is very very nice"
Right there we go.
So I spent my New Years up in Northland raging it up stone cold sober with my biological family and my awesome family. I had the misfortune to stay in their house which was right on the beach. My life sucks so much...
Three days in a row I went out on the boat fishing with Dad 2.0. Now rewind like a year and a bit ago, I was terrified of fish. I couldn't even come near to touching one that was printed on the page of a book. Last year I went fishing with my friends Dad and sort of overcame this phobia but was still a bit squeemish. This New Years I caught my fear, reeled it in close, shot it through the head with a bolt gun, ripped its guts out and put it on the barbecue.
That sounded brutal. Imagine if I was talking about a person?
Ironically however my fishing abilities somewhat mirrored my own dating life. I hooked many a decent fish, keeping them on the line and reeling them in however was a totally different story..
With my own father not being much of a fisherman, the novelty of being able to go catch it and always having fresh fish on hand did not wear off. We had fresh tuna and trevally sashimi three days in a row, fish sandwiches for lunch and tuna steaks for dinner.
My favourite of all was the fish buttie I made which tasted delicious with all its mayonnaisey glory. There isn't a hard and fast recipe for this, I used the left over red cabbage slaw from the night before. I also found some wasabi mayo in the fridge which was also amazing.
It was a wonderful four days in the sun. I learnt to stand up paddle board, geocached my way down back to Auckland and I even picked up my very first hitchhikers on the way home.
Freshly Caught Fillet 'O Fish
1 long roll (the softer the better)
1 large fillet of white fish (this particular sandwich was made with schnapper)
1 small knob of butter
Good quality mayo (Best Foods for the win)
Wasabi mayo (Kewpie brand make one that you can get from Asian supermarkets)
Shredded leaves - red cabbage, iceberg lettuce - I think there was even some julienned green apple in this one!
Heat up your flat plate on the barbie or your frying pan to medium high, melt the knob of butter and proceed to pan fry your fillet of fish until it is just cooked all the way through. It starts falling apart when you overcook it so don't do that. I would say a couple of minutes each side for a medium thickness piece.
Slice your bun in half lengthways and toast lightly on the plate.
Smother the insides of your bun with the two mayo types. Place the fish on the base half, top with shredded leaves and slices of tomato then whack on the crown of the bun. Secure with a skewer if need be.
Enjoy with a side of T sauce and a bit of lemon!