Friday, 11 June 2010

Let's all do the conger!

How do you spend your evenings?
Ours last night took an unexpected turn, when this rather large creature turned up!

One of our neighbours loves going sea fishing but he and his family don't like fish! This I thought was quite a shame all that fresh fish and nobody to eat it! So last night there was a knock at the door and not being one to say no to some free food, a bin bag was handed over and inside along with lots of other great catches was this huge conger eel!
 The only problem was how exactly do you skin a conger.

 With a pair of pliers it seems and some brute force!
The fork through its body was for me to try and hold it steady whilst Mr D tried to pull the skin off. It wasn't the quickest of operations and not for the squeamish but we got there in the end and have now a freezer full of scrumptious fish.

So tonight I'm searching for recipes. Apparently it has sweet tasting flesh but unfortunately plenty of bones. I'm thinking soups and stews, plenty of onions and tomatoes a bit of garlic and handfuls of parsley. Any suggestions are more than welcome!


  1. wow, not sure i would have even been able to let that in my house! it's huge! hope you find some good recipes for it x

  2. Crickey, that's a big fish. I'm not sure I'd have been prepared to tackle that. Good luck with finding recipes and hope it tastes delicious. Juliex

  3. Blimey, that's HUGE! I'm up for a challenge but I take my hat off to you for tackling that one. I'm impressed. Hope it tastes great, you'll have to let us know. Bethx