|SPLAKE; SPOTTED LIKE A LAKE TROUT...|
|...FLESH LIKE A SALMON|
Neighbor Jon went fishing far out on the inter island ice yesterday, which he said was a bit iffy. He had a good day, and dropped off a beautiful 1lb. splake fillet, enough for a wonderful fresh fish dinner for two.
Splake is a hybrid between lake trout and salmon, and is one of the most beautiful and flavorful of our game fish. Its skin is spotted like a lake trout and the flesh is red-pink like salmon. It will be broiled in lightly salted water and white wine, along with lemon and onion slices. Brought to a boil, the fish is done in a New York minute (it should not be over cooked). Serve it with boiled parsley buttered potatoes, broccoli, fresh French bread, and a decent bottle of white wine, and there is nothing finer.
Tonight’s entertainment will be watching the Republican primary returns from Florida. I am fairly disgusted with the negative campaigning, and am glad not to have to hear it blatantly and constantly as the unfortunate folks in Florida do. I hope Rick Santorum can hang in there with a decent showing, as I am beginning to think he is the most sincere of all the remaining candidates. At this point in time I am about ready to vote for Santorum, the lone candidate who actually does his own taxes.