Saturday, September 03, 2005

Sockeye Salmon

It's salmon harvest season and I was lucky to get a freshly caught sockeye piece for a good deal. I had to roll my eyes when I heard that it was $10.00 a piece, about 6 lbs. I wanted to buy some more but I always fall into this trap of storing so much in my freezer and the whole family gets overwhelmed everytime they search for something else inside the freezer or they want to put something in.

Well, the fish was not dressed and gutted so I had to do it myself. If you bought them from the store dressed and gutted, they would have cost me $5.99/lb. Putting a price on my catch, I would have paid between $25 and $36.


I must be the last person in my family who loves to gut the fish. Everybody thinks it's gross. I am also good at filleting. My daughter was just having fun watching me not wasting any part of the fish.

Really, nothing gets wasted if I do it. I had fillets for baked salmon, steaks, bones for chowder and other soups and my infamous sinigang and adobo.

10 comments:

dexiejane said...

is sushi on the list as well? :)

ting-aling said...

Hi Dexie, hubby actually wanted to have a slice while the fish was still fresh but I was a little worried about possible food poisoning. I'll just buy from reputable sushi houses

obachan said...

I think I like to gut the fish, too, though I'm not very good at it.
BTW, I'm tagging you for Five Childhood Food Memories Meme, if you don't mind. Check out my site to participate (and see my childhood photos, too ;))

ChichaJo said...

Those fillets look so professional!

Shakthi said...

Loved your blog. I also love to clean fish and cut it out so that every little bit is used up. Will try out your recipes. thank you for sharing.

ting-aling said...

Hi Obachan. Sure, I'll take it but don't know when I can sit down and think about my childhood favorite food. It will happen though.

Chichajo..thanks..I learned it from my previous employer, plus you know we do filleting in the Phils di ba?

Hi shakthi..thanks. I've got a few recipes. If you're Filipino, I also have sinigang which I keep forgetting to take pictures of everytime I cook one.

Thess said...

Ms Ting, ang ganda ng kulay ng salmon!!

ting-aling said...

Thanks Ms. Thess. Fresh yan from the river.

drstel said...

inggitius akis...

eye said...

oooh you are real lucky with that fresh salmon! *inggit kasi walang ganyan dito* hehe!