Monday, January 10, 2011

The Whole Fish

Monkey received this and this in his stocking on Christmas morning and since then he has become a cooking machine!  The first meal he made was a Creamy Carrot and Coconut Milk Soup similar to one he tried at a local restaurant.  The recipe was super easy for him to follow and the soup turned out great.  He was so excited that he brought some to his friends to try.  We agreed that he would cook one meal a week for the family.

A few days later the conversation went like this:

Monkey: Do people eat fish heads?
Me: Ummm, yeah, some cultures do.
Monkey: The head AND tail?
Me: Sure. In fact, sometimes people cook and eat the whole fish.
Monkey: How come we have never eaten a whole fish?
Me: We could. Do you want to cook one?
Monkey. Yeah. But it has to have teeth.

Thus started our quest for a whole fish recipe.

Finding the right fish.

Making the sauce.

EGG helps stir the soup.


Prepping the fish (Flounder in this case...sorry Ariel).


Whole flounder with Thai 3 flavor sauce.

Sweet Potato Apple Soup with candied walnuts, brown rice, fish, and cucumber.  Bon Appetit!


Margie said...

There's SO much I love about this whole fish project! My daughter might never eat fish again if I tried this with her, but I'll remember it for when my son is a little older. Good job, mama!

Megan said...

that is hilarious!