I'm trying to go through the gears a bit with fish - I've restricted myself to fillets up to now.
I know you can eat mackerel skin - i've done so. I'm sure - at least I think I am - that the skin of other fishes can be eaten? If I'm right, could someone be kind enough to tell me so - and also, if there are any to avoid, please. Oh - I'm envisaging the fish to be pan fried or roasted.
I love fish skin as long as it's crispy but struggle otherwise. I had a fish pie where the skin was crisped then crumbled over the top - it was delicious. In Scotland "fish& chips" always has the skin removed, I was appalled with my first chippie in York in 1982 and the fish had the skin on......
I was brought up to eat the skin on fish - and it was always left on fish and chips in our part of Norfolk. Nowadays I remove it unless it is cooked until crispy or covered in batter . A friend visiting from the USA was horrified when we had fish and chips in a pub in Oxford and the skin had been left on the fish.
I love fish & chips from Rick Stein's in Padstow when we're down in Cornwall, largely because it never has the skin on! I'd have to pick it apart to take the skin off otherwise, I really don't like it, it tastes fishier somehow!
I met up with an old friend tonight in a quite local pub, along with my sons. We were going to be having a drink or two and then heading home. She is however advising them on some aspects of a 2 year working trip in Canada and one thing lead to another...... We picked up a really delicious fish and chip takeaway from a restaurant near her in Putney and headed to her house next door to continue. 35 years or so since I had a fish and chip takeaway. Delicious fish but I can leave the chips to others! I prefer thin French style.
No way could I have resisted those chips if the fish was that good .. a marriage made in heaven... having said that Luca, probably the reason why you are built like a whippet and I o look like an old English bull-dog
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The fish was that good Pat. Perfectly cooked. I'm not a huge fan of potatoes - apart from roasties and thin chips occasionally and probably could take them or leave them any time. Unfortunately I'm like a whippet because I cannot put on weight - and believe me that can be as much a problem as the other direction.
Fish skin is one of those things the world divides on I think. I love it but OH can't abide it. I always have his (and really look forward to it ). Mind you, he likes the skin on custard which sets my teeth on edge.