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Poem: "A Kettle of Fish" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "A Kettle of Fish"
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ellenmillion From: ellenmillion Date: June 22nd, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
but... but... gravlax (lox)! Swedes already know how tasty raw (though lightly brined) salmon can be! (And it's much squeakier brined than plain!) They'd probably think it was pretty bland without the brine, but raw would not be weird. Alas, I was in Sweden during the wrong season for lutefisk - I never did get a chance to try it. Pickled herring are delicious, though.

This poem makes me hungry.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 23rd, 2012 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Thoughts

>> but... but... gravlax (lox)! Swedes already know how tasty raw (though lightly brined) salmon can be! <<

I have had gravlax, and sushi and sashimi. I like both, though I prefer the raw to the brined salmon, and their textures are different. I find that raw salmon squeaks more, and has a brighter fish flavor. YMMV.

>>This poem makes me hungry.<<

Yay! I guess it worked then.
my_partner_doug From: my_partner_doug Date: June 23rd, 2012 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)

But...but...

In defense of the cooking crew at Hart's Farm, proper gravlax takes at *least* two days to prepare, and the need was to produce something for that evening's meal. And it isn't necessarily an intuitive leap that something that's edible once salt-cured is equally edible raw: salmon can certainly be consumed with relative safety in either state, but the same premise doesn't hold with pork.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 23rd, 2012 03:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: But...but...

Yeah, there's a big difference between saying "We're coming to supper next week" vs. "We're staying for supper tonight" (when it's about an hour from the table) in terms of what you can get to eat.
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