Yep I love my mullet. When I was young the other four kids in the family wouldn't eat mullet, but I loved it. My mother also loved cooking it for me (whole) and I also loved leatherjacket. Love fresh fish. We used to go to Tom Ugly's to get fish and chips, sooooooo fresh. Ah memories.
Oh! Hi fran......I remember the 'Fisho' calling out at the back lane at Palm Beach, where our house was. My Dad would go & get some fresh fish fillets 'of the day', mostly the above fish, & my Mum would egg-crumb them, & bake in the oven for Lunch. Salad was served with the fillets. They were always just so beautiful to eat!
And I remember going for holiday at a shack at Palm Beach Basin and the other holiday makers would share their catch and my Mum would cook that fish on a kerosene burner stove. We would catch the ferry back to Palm Beach and then have fish again on the way home. Would love to have the availability of fish that fresh now.
Oh! Fran, the kerosene cooker would impart a 'special' aroma, & taste! I remember when we went camping or picnicing, before LPG stoves/bottles, of the kero cooker!
P.S. I speak of Qld's Palm Beach, but I've been several times to Sydney's, as my cousin had a house there!
I live in North Queensland where the Reef fish as well as the varieties closer to shore are in abundance all year round!! Lucky Me!! I have a good friend who ALWAYS shares his catch ,and he even fillets it for me!! I LOVE fresh fish,especially his reef catches and Spanish/grey Mackerel which is always there ready to jump at our bait even close to land!! I eat fish very regularly,and I also cook it for the 12 year old boy next door as he and I could live on it while it is the one thing his mum really does not like to cook at all!! He recently told his best friend's mum that I cook the very best fish and chips in the entire world!!! What a darling! I simply pan fry in butter and fresh squeezed lemon or lime,and add lots of fresh herbs from my garden and a touch of black pepper! Too easy!
Once or twice a week, I love Prawns (Australian ) cooked in sweet chilli sauce and palm sugar grated over the sauce.
This causes the Chilli sauce to caramelise and thicken.
The end result is a beautiful dish - delicious and takes no more than 20 minutes from start to finish.
I LOVE FISH and eat some form of fish on a daily basis. Usually it's salmon which I'll pre-cook on a Sunday afternoon and have in salads throughout the week. In addition I eat a lot of ling, hoki, tuna, sardines, anchovies and always have at least 5-6 tins of tuna in the cupboard as a standby.
I'll usually have BBQ'd, panfried or grilled fish, baked fish as in a curry and raw as in sashimi.
There is probably 1-2 days out of the week where I may not eat something with fish or seafood in it.
Which really means: Tin tuna on Sundays & salmon cutlet or fillet on Wednesdays, & always with a different recipe that I haven't made for at least 12 months, unless I'm just sprinkling herbs or seasoning over the salmon pieces.