Friday, November 18, 2005

The results are in, fish recipe, signs of autumn

OK!! First of all, the wasabi-soy chicken had too much soy....maybe next time, right?...who knows, if you have a tip, post it! Now for the Protein/Calorie Challenge!!!
Percentage of Protein per Kcal
Octopus 18.18
Squid 16.93
Clams 17.26
Oysters 11.67
Chicken 14.36
Pork 6.42
Beef 6.76
Salmon 10.87
Tuna 16.20
Trout 14.03
Oats 3.56
Rice 1.84
Wheat 3.14
Mussels 13.84
Scallop 19.07
Whelk 17.40

So after reviewing the notes, it seems that octopus somehow has a higher protein/calorie ratio than just about everything on the market except scallops, but scallops get expensive pretty fast. Chicken will always be a good source of cheap protein, but octopus...boy oh boy if I get a recipe that works for octopus....[=] Oysters and clams are also gonna be a good food for me because actually the oyster harvest is coming up soon I heard so maybe there will be lots of oysters around in the market. Then of course I have my fish recipes brewing, and as always have the wheat or oat meal for breakfast :)

So I had my first experience cooking fish, it turned out pretty good, I made a bit of a honey/mustard baste for the fish, and just panfried it. here is a picture...its the fish with two slices of sesame/poppy seed bread from Little Mermaid in Youme Town, a bowl of rice that I cooked without a ricecooker, and a cup of miso soup.

Rice, Miso Soup, Poppy-Sesame Bread, Honey Mustard Fish :) Posted by Picasa

There isn't really much of a recipe here for the fish (I don't know the name of the fish, it was about 7inches long and grey with blue striped skin), just mix the honey/mustard together in a bowl and then dip the fish in on both sides and throw it into the fry pan. Cook 2-3 min each side.
I think I had a little too much honey, didn't taste like it when I first made the stuff, but after cooking, the sugar in the honey really intensifies.

There are somethings that don't change when you go to a different country. Today I noticed that the scent of Autumn is pretty much the same here...the biting cold when you breath, cutting the back of your throat. Leaves falling doesn't feel like Autumn until the leaves start to crisp and decay into the air. Half the leaves are gone from the trees on campus, in the forests on top of the hills across from the dorm, rich burning yellows and reds spread to the last few green acres. Now it is Autumn here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks good for us fish eaters. So the leaves are just falling there. We had snow flurries this week.

4:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks again to Betty Crocker


2 cups octopus meat
2 eggs
2 teaspoons dill weed
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

1. Boil fresh octopus for at least 10 minutes. Remove skin. The skin and suckers will "slip" off the tentacles when it is cooked. Prepare cooked octopus for tidbits by grinding as you would hamburger. Once is sufficient. No further tenderizing is necessary.

2. Mix ingredients together. Form into balls no larger than 1" in diameter. Roll in bread crumbs to coat. Pan fry in butter or margarine until golden brown. Garnish with lemon, lime, tomatoes or lettuce.

Uncle Fred

1:04 AM  
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