Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Steelhead Rocks

I once caught a Steelhead that was 36 inches long and weighed 19lbs. As I recall, it was yummy. I would love to say it was worthy of Deadliest Catch and that while wrestliing it to the boat, it almost took me in, but, it was a fairly simple strategy of reeling. Of course, I cannot brag that catching it was all me; my father-in-law prepared the bait and we won't go into my disasterous attempt at casting. The point is I (That is, ME) caught a large steelhead (for those of you who don't know, it is a large sea-going trout, similar to a salmon, but it lives to breed another day, unlike salmon, which breed once and die...assuming they are not eaten by bears, fishermen, or any number of carnivorous riparian dwelling animals, steelhead can breed again. I looked it up and they are identical to rainbow trout, except they go to the ocean for a couple years, while rainbows stay home and apparently tend the farm) My father-in-law and mother-in-law go fishing often during the year. This past weekend they caught a couple fish. My mother-in-law asked if I wanted a filet. I thought I had won the lottery.

I was uncertain of how best to cook it. Usually we use a sour cream and lemon recipe, but Cora suggested using teriyaki. I consulted a few recipes and came up with a decent marinade. Cora and I argued about how best to cook it, but she was usual. She took over the cooking and this is what we eventually ate. She is a genius...glad I married her!! Dinner was spectacular! (those light colored squares are pads of butter)

I did laundry and dishes and read today. I also went to town and got a few items, then I took Cora some coffee in the wonderful town of Wapato.

Here is Cora, entrenched, as I found her, behind her desk working hard!

It was a good excuse to go for a drive. I got home and read some more.

It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed it. I hope the rest of you did also.


Cora said...

Great dinner! I love steelhead, it was really yummy.
Not so fond of the picture of me and lovely office, but I love getting coffee delivered.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

What a Great looking dinner...
Love the picture of Cora...

Cora said...

Where have you been? Computer still missing?