Monday, May 11, 2009

Something Smells Fishy Around Here

I have been banned from cooking certain foods in my house.  It is an unspoken ban--my husband doesn't verbally forbid me from making these foods, but I can tell by his actions that I probably shouldn't cook it again.

It starts as soon as he opens the door:

Husband:  {sniff}  Um, what are you cooking?
Me: [Asian dish].
Husband:  Wow.

{turn on all ceiling fans to high speed}

{open EVERY window, upstairs and down, despite outside temperature}

{open sliding glass doors}

{turn on bathroom fans}

{turn on central air fan}

Husband:  There!  That's better.  
Me:  Yep.  I get it.


Would you like to know the recipe that I can only make when he is out of town for multiple days?

1 trout (or whole fish of choice)  in a microwave safe glass/casserole dish.
add 1/8 cup soy sauce
add 1 clove garlic, minced.
add slice of ginger
add 1 stem green onion, chopped
add 1 tomato, sliced
add greens (spinach, bok choy, cilantro (add toward the end), zucchini, napa cabbage, whatever)

Place plastic wrap over top, with a few holes poked in it.  Microwave on high for 10 minutes (flipping fish once) or until fish is done.  This fish tastes divine with rice, but it has a long lasting smell (smell can be removed from microwave by microwaving lemons and water...a lot of lemons and water :)  

If possible, us a neighbor's microwave.

And, you may want to crack a window.


Pam C. said...

Is the smell just as strong if baked in a conventional oven?

c said...

THAT'S your sales pitch? "reeks of fish"? girl, you really gotta work on your marketing skills.

Token Asian Friend said...

Pam C.-I've never cooked it any other way than in the microwave or on the stovetop. You could try the oven, or a crockpot in the garage (I do that a lot), or wrapped in tinfoil and cooked on the grill. Let me know how that goes!

c-what can I say, honesty is the best policy.

Payne Family said...

I have an extra microwave for you waiting to be placed on your front porch, oh wait you said you were Asian.. (you can really have the microwave)

Token Asian Friend said...

The front porch is where my ricecooker goes. But, I really have thought of mounting one in the garage... However, I wouldn't want to stink up his [make of car]. Maybe I could use it on the deck, or in the shed... So many options!!! I might have to take you up on that offer :)