The kingfish was about 18 kg, he said, so not much smaller than my smaller child, and he’d caught it about 18 miles out. He said it was a wild ride – stormy weather – but “invigorating”. I don’t know if you have ever been out in a boat off the Bay of Plenty in these conditions but trust me, it is terrifying.
He said I should make sashimi with it, if I had any wasabi and soy sauce. Well, d’oh. But what were the other options? I consulted Al Brown’s Go Fish which has never failed me and found a recipe for Kingfish Carpaccio with Crisp Capers which I am about to prepare. Sadly, my wife is away being famous so I have to eat this on my own. I can’t help it if I’m lucky.
So here is Bob Dylan in a keffiyah, with “Idiot Wind”: