I did not get my grocery shopping done on the weekend, due to time constraints, beer and kava, and the fact that my favourite butcher is closed on Sunday.
I needed to get my fortnightly stock-up of meat, eggs, onions and greens. Since the butcher at Flagstaff is not open on Sunday, I left it all until he was. There is an MH supermarket next door to him, and I can knock it all off in one hit, passing Cost U Less on the way back if I need to call in there too for the odd items MH doesn’t have.
So I went to Flagstaff after work this evening.
I discovered Wahley the butcher has smoked marlin! He smokes it himself. It looks like pale smoked salmon. I could not resist. I have not seen any smoked fish since I have been here, and I have been missing it. For less than $10 I bought about 800g. Enough for four serves. This evening I had a smoked marlin and cheese omelette, on a toasted bun. Just a little oregano and pepper to season it. Heavenly. As good as smoked salmon any day, and lot cheaper. If I was not cooking for one, I would make a kedgeree with the rest, but I cannot do that kind of thing for a single. I would make a huge pile, and have to freeze it. I’d be having it for weeks until I was sick of it. So, as I have enough marlin for four meals, I froze two portions, and tomorrow I might just try making a little cheese bechamel and have marlin in bechamel on toast for breakfast. If I can get up in time. I wish I had some bay leaves though.