My children do not call me frugal mom for nothing. Last weekend, I took my children to an island downtown purposely to buy halibut collars. Halibut collars because I cannot afford the steak and fillet. A pound of fillet calls for $11 but the collars cost only $2 per pound. The taste and the 3 Omega Fat of course is in the belly and collars. Driving downtown is a pain, let alone the hassle of looking for a parking space.
I got parking all right but when you get there so late, they might all be gone. Also, our favorite store was sold out of halibut collars so I went to a Chinese vendor and I got 2 batches already packed and just ready to be rung out.
When I got home, I discovered that majority of what was in the bag were all fishbone and a tiny bit of collars. Typical Chinese? Maybe it was just a coincidence. So I cooked this half-heartedly. The bone of course was kept for fish broth for later. The recipe is really good though. My son found the sauce stingy and so he joked about my being frugal. So much for being frugal.
My obra maestra for the day:
1 thinly sliced green onions
25 gms finely chopped ginger
8 tbsp of olive oil
8 tbsp of soy sauce
½ tsp of wasabi
2 tbsp of knorr seasoning
Steam the halibut collars making sure they don’t fall apart. Fish when cooked are so delicate, they fall apart easily. Before cooking the sauce, make sure you have the rest of the ingredients ready and the fish all set up in a plate. Once that’s all done, in a pan, heat oil, put in ginger and saute for about 2 minutes. Pour in the soy, wasabi and knorr seasoning. Add the green onions and stir for about half a minute. Pour sauce directly on to the fish. This is better served when everybody is ready to sit down and eat. The aroma of the ginger and wasabi provokes the appetite.