Steve and I have lived in Alaska for going on seven years, and we went fishing for the first time today. This was a massive act of love on Steve's part because he doesn't even like fish.
Last night a few of the teachers put a net in the water. The net is attached to the white buoys you can see in the pictures above.
Steve was a pro at untangling the fish.
The lineup. Notice the sanitary conditions. 🙂
The beginning of the fillet. A nice slice below the head.
Hard at work in the filleting process.
The other filleting stations.
This is what was left after I was done filleting. The leftovers were donated to one of the local dogsled teams.
The fillets were reserved for human consumption. I took a couple and cooked them in a bit of hot vegetable oil. After a couple of minutes, I put them in the oven.
Note to readers: the pictured fillet was not filleted by me. It was filleted by another teacher earlier in the day.
While the fillet baked, I gathered some of this beautiful lemon zest.
I added the zest to some butter, shallots, and lemon juice, inspired by this.