Monday, 21 March 2011

Fish BALLS??

I'm not a big fan of fish, usually when we have fish for dinner I just eat the veg that we're having with it (although eating only potatoes and carrots isn't very nice either). I think there are 4 fish-things I can eat without gagging:

Mackerel in tomato sauce (very nice on bread with mayonnaise)
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Cured herring
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Fish cakes
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And lastly, my favorite, fish balls. 
Now, whenever I say/write fish balls in English it makes me think of an illustration by Roald Dahl, about what he thought about when he heard of fish balls for the first time as a child. Which is basically a drawing of a fish with "balls". I couldn't find an image of it, but I thought it was funny when I saw it. I can't remember if the drawing was in one of his books or in a book about him. If it was in one of his books, then it's probably in "Boy, tales of Childhood" or something like that.
Anyway, it's not made from the fish's balls and it look like this:
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I've only ever had the store bought ones before, and they don't taste like fish at all, which is probably why I like them so much. I wonder if I would like them if I had some home-made ones? They would probably taste more of fish... Urgh... But they would most likely be healthier as well. Maybe I'll try to make some one day. I should get some store bought ones as well if I do, just in case they taste horrible when they're home made.

Now all I need to do is find a fish with huge balls...

1 comment:

....Petty Witter said...

I don't eat meat at all but sometimes eat fish and those fish balls look yummy, sadly they are not available in this country.


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