Listen up, young man!

Friday, September 21, 2007
Should you happen to be lucky enough to meet the young lady highlighted in the post immediately below this one, have the good sense to invite her for dinner and then cook her this delicious recipe. Have a bottle or two of riesling chilled. Just do it. You'll thank me.

21 comments:

Skookumchuk said...

Ah, tilapia, the favorite of international development consultants worldwide. Dig a little pond with a D9 Cat, fill it with a garden hose, introduce a few of these little guys and presto - instant aquaculture.

Sometimes.

The recipe sounds great - much like what I get at the local Mexican greasy spoon. We'll have to try it.

chuck said...

Skook, how well do tilapia tolerate cold?

MeaninglessHotAir said...

Oh, and where are some of the local Mexican greasy spoons, if I may so bold as to ask?

Barry Dauphin said...

Isn't someone going to introduce me?

Buddy Larsen said...

Catfish, Barry, catfish.

Unless you meant the lady--

(I meant the FOOD!)

Knucklehead said...

Barry, here we haved Skook, Chuck, and Meaningless. Guys, this is Barry. Now, Barry, the rules are simple: Don't gawk at The Nieces (it makes them nervous) and keep your hands to yourself.

Skookumchuk said...

Chuck:

I'm not a fish guy, but I think that in anything under about 55F they quickly become ex-tilapia. They join the Piscine Choir Invisible.

MHA:

Here in the north end, there are countless Mexican greasy spoons on Aurora Avenue North and up in to Everett. Including the wonderfully lethal Mexican taco trucks. Don't know about where you are. Taqueria Guaymas has tilapia and there may be one near you.

Skookumchuk said...

Barry:

Anyplace you find largemouth bass down in your part of the world, they are likely to be munching on tilapia.

Skookumchuk said...

Buddy, tilapia and Nile catfish are two different things, though they are often found in the same rivers.

He said, rapidly exhausting his store of icthyological knowledge...

Barry Dauphin said...

Don't gawk at The Nieces (it makes them nervous) and keep your hands to yourself.

I guess that explains my problem with women :>)

Buddy Larsen said...

Just don't stare at the nieces when their owner can see your eyes.

Stare 'furtively' and you'll be fine!

(sum total of my 'women' knowledge)

Buddy Larsen said...

skook, Louisiana vernacular, they's channel cats, yellow cats, flathead cats, bull cats, and some more I can't recall at the mo. The yellows are the only ones i can differentiate, because they're yellowish around the gills. Oddly enough.

Skookumchuk said...

Yes, there is icthyologist book learnin' and then there is actual fish learnin'. One may be more useful than the other in differing circumstances. Once I get west of the Rockies, my actual fish learnin' pretty much stops. Thanks.

Buddy Larsen said...

I vote for batter-fried catfish as among if not 'the' tastiest of all fish dishes. With hushpuppies. Then for dessert, hushpuppies with honey! Yum!

Skookumchuk said...

Knuck:

And rieslings have been coming back, after a long period in the (wine critic) wilderness. We make good ones in the Yakima Valley, as do you guys in the Northeast. Finger Lakes in New York especially.

Luther McLeod said...

You forgot the grit's Buddy, and the cole slaw! My mama made the best hushpuppies. Yum.

Skookumchuk said...

I had great catfish in Houma, but I forget the name of the place.

Buddy Larsen said...

heh--either the Catfish Shack, or the Catfish House, or the Catfish Barn, or the Catfish Bar & Grill, with a "Sonny's' or a "Delahousay's" or a "Guidry's" preceding the fish & edifice designations.

Knucklehead said...

I'm no fish expert but any light tasting white fish is good by me. "Tilapia" covers a huge swath of those. Reislings are OK. Kinda reminds me of the BlueNun days when we tried so darned hard. What was that bubbly Portuguese wine in the crock pot bottles? You were really going for it when you bought one of those!

Luther McLeod said...

Mateus? It did succeed in mellowing the edges off more than one experience.

Seneca the Younger said...

There's a lovely tilapia and alligator farm in the San Luis Valley.