This is one of my childhood dish that my mom always made for me.
If you ever read my previous post about Hide Sushi,
You'll know that I'm having a big problem while encountering fish bones,
I do not like fish bones, even the tiny little ones that won't even hurt your throat.
I do not like fish bones. Period.
So my mom came up with an ultimate solution to make me eat fish when I was little.
Stir-Fry Shirasu 炒吻仔魚-
1 package of shirasu
*that's probably around 1 cup of shirasu, or just make it one medium plate-full of shirasu
1 stalk of scallion (chopped)
3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
Extra virgin olive oil
Drizzle some olive oil in the pan,
Toss in the choppe garlic and chopped scallion,
Cook for a little bit before the garlic burns.
Burned garlic will ruin the whole dish,
In this case, that means hundreds, maybe thousands of little lives.
Quickly toss in those little fish,
Sprinkle some sea salt, don't add to much at first,
You can alway sprinkle more salt later on.
Just keep stir frying it till the fish appeared to be a little bit dry,
Or till the color turned to light brown on the side.
My childhood love (even now) is done in....5 minutes?
There's no way I can find any fish bones in this dish,
Shirasu are too tiny,
I get to devour them before the bones are fully grown,
Cindy's Rating: 8 (I love my mom!)
I did some research about shirasu later on,
Some said that shirasu is just a general name,
It's not a particular fish, shirasu is actually the babies from all kinds of big fish in the ocean.
That leads to a serious problem,
If we consume too much shirasu,
There won't be any big fish left in the ocean.
I don't know if our current technology allows us to breed shirasu,
Or we can only catch them from the ocean,
But I think from now on I'll eat less of those fish, way less....
Even though I love it so much...>_<.
Just for our mother nature's sake right?
Maybe I can substitute shirasu with shredded tuna meat for this recipe.