I love nature. My favorite way to recharge my batteries is to go for a long walk outside, preferably with the hubster and the family dog. Hiking is not only an excellent sport, it is also a great way to discover new places.
I also like doing other things outside besides walking. One of those things is fishing. But since I only go fishing with my dad, it's not something I do very often.
This summer, when we visited my family, we went on a couple family fishing trips. We packed lunches and beers, bought worms and chicken livers, paid for our fishing permits and set off. We only ever caught crappy, but they still make for a yummy fish fry so we were more than happy with what we had.
And lucky for us, even though his tool of choice is the BBQ, Daddy fries a mean fish, and in complete simplicity.
His technique, while simple, is full of flavor and the resulting crunchy crust perfectly compliments the flaky fish.
I almost always cook my fish this way now, and love serving it with a crisp and cold veggie salad or coleslaw. Add a side of ranch for dipping and the meal is just perfect.
And each time I prepare my fillets this way, I'm reminded of our fishing trips followed by Daddy scaling, gutting and frying fish for the whole family.