Whoever said that you can’t get anything for free these days? If anybody can guess what fish this is, oblige me an answer in a comment.
Last week we were at our favorite fishmonger when my eyes fell upon thick-cut steaks of the specimen above. I already knew that the fish in question was the basis for a classic regional french dish, but asked the saleswoman anyway if it was also good in a soup. She assured us that it was, and when I requested the tail-end (which was about 1½ lbs), she added, ‘Do you want the head too? I’ll throw it in for free.’
More on this fish in next week’s posts.