Today, I made bread and Dave made FISH HEAD SOUP. He had heard about it from Chinese friends. In the Bahamas, he heard that the locals won’t buy a fish unless it has the head on it. And he has seen it on menus. So of course we had to try it with two heads from the last 2 mahi that we caught. He researched recipes on line and used a mix of Bahamian and Chinese recipes. He is calling his style CRUISINE. Making due with what we have on the boat.
|from freezer to pan|
|awesome broth with coconut milk|
|one head for each of us|
|yes, that's an eyeball|
|bones and gills of both heads|
There was also a story that inspired him to make fish head soup. We met Civian in Black Point, Exumas about a month ago. She is from the Bahamas, but has lived in the US for about 30 years. She married someone from the states. One of the first meals she made for her husband was fish head soup, a common dish she made back home. When he was stirring the pot on the stove, he saw the fish heads. She said he backed away from the stove saying things like “what’s that? I’m not eating that! No wife of mine will cook with fish heads!” I guess that was a turning point in their early marriage, because she told him he had to eat it or go hungry. Dave can just see her fish head soup at a Vikings tail gate party.