doesn't negotiate with terriers
- Sep 15, 2013
Our local Chinese community clocked that we had salmon on special offer each Christmas so they'd come in asking for the heads because I was filleting dozens of salmon every day .. I had a bin that was only used for fish 'slop' so it was just a case of going elbow deep, rinsing the heads, shrink wrapping them and pricing them up at the low cost of 'trimmings' .. they told me that all the flavour was in the heads and that they used them to make soup. I'd have loved to have tried some of their soup.At the same time!?
I can also attest to the culinary delight of fish head.
When I lived in Tokyo a Japanese friend, whose small flat had a loo but no shower/bath would regularly use my shower. I'd get home about 21.30 to find a clean friend and a supper he'd prepared of fish head deliciousness.
Not much flesh but the cheeks are good as is the eye but the lens is a surprise* the first time I encountered it.
*Is like plastic and not to be consumed