When I speak about Fish I always want to sing 'What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor'... But to let this bit to rest, I will say What shall we do with Fish? First of all I will say plenty. To find a recipe with Fish is like swimming in the Ocean. You can catch a wave at anytime with Fish.
Coming from Cherbourg I am used to eat plenty of Fish. But I dare say that the way we are doing it is relatively pretty simple family wise and we did let the fancy stuff to be done by the restaurants. However I will always remember with a pinch in my heart the way my Dad used to grill Mackerel over the BBQ. It was wholesome nice. The perfect finish to a day at the beach.
My RIP Dad, my Ma and My Niece Orlane near Gatteville. The Top of the Lighthouse can be seen behind the head of my Dad. I find it a little bit funny and nostalgic because one of his ancestors Edouard Postel was a Lighthouse Guard and most probably of this very lighthouse. Beacon from the past maybe, generation after generation.
So Mackerel is most probably a very memorable Fish for me linked to souvenirs. Most of them were outdoors fishing at Barfleur or resting at L'Anse du Brick where we had our holidays and 'Pied à Terre' which could travel anywhere, a Caravan.
L'Anse du Brick. Just the name of the place makes you write Novels about corsairs and flibustiers. Especially when you've seen... in your childhood.
Anyhow to return to Mackerel there is a version of it I like a lot which is the Escabeche one and when the Fish is preserved in Vin Blanc and served with Aromates. There is many version of that dish out there but when I discover a new one I love trying it.
Mackerel fillet served with an Asian style Escabeche.