Friday, March 15, 2013
catfish is available at Shelley's Seafood Market this week. Many folks think a catfish, being a bottom feeder, is a trash fish and wouldn't think of eating them. But anyone who's caught, cleaned, and eaten fresh wild catfish knows better. Seeing catfish in the case brought back memories of catching catfish during spawning season at Lake Davis back in the late 70s and 80s. Some of my best fishing memories are from fishing there year after year. Then there was the catfish we had when we lived in Arkansas, breaded in cornmeal and deep fried in very hot oil. Oh boy now I know just how I'll make the catfish this week.
hunter gatherer in me that makes me recall my fishing days and wish I was out fishing right now. For the time being I'll honor earth's bounty by sharing my thoughts and recipes. I'll share the wood fish sculpture in the first photo; it hangs on my dining room wall. It was made by a local artist who neglected to sign his name. But he honors earth's bounty and stays in touch with his humanness, his inner hunter gatherer nature, through his art. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.