Saturday, January 17, 2009

Food Porn: Beer-Pickled Sea Kitten

Recently, we made Beer Pickled Sea Kitten, pictured below. Note the hand of the baby in the lower left corner. She knows that it's food.


We tweaked the recipe just a bit, so here's how it actually went.

Ingredients:
  • 1 sea kitten (of the Salmon breed), or the appropriate amount of filet
  • Marinade consisting of:
    • 1/2 cup of water
    • 1/2 cup of white vinegar (5%)
    • 1 bottle of strong, dark beer (Guiness, in this case)
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 5 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon mustard seed
    • 1 tablespoon whole black pepper
    • 4 bay leaves
    • 1 onion, sliced into thin rings
    • 5 clove tacks
Process:
  • Mix the marinade and bring it to boil.
  • Cool down and pour over bite-sized dice of sea kitten fillets until covered.
  • Refrigerate for at least 12 hours before serving.
The dish will reportedly stay fresh for two to three weeks in the refrigerator, but that's never been tested, because there's never been any left after the first day.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lord Runolfr, please do not kow-tow even jokingly to such errant stupidity as PETA has demonstrated. I have studied far too many cases in history that demonstrate the reality of the proposition that stupidity one rooted becomes nearly impossible to remove, save total destruction of the environment around it, whether concrete or abstract.

Decca said...

-raises an eyebrow- Iron the twists out of your knickers, hon. Nobody's kow-towing; this is more of an ironic headshake, along the lines of "Are they frakkin' serious, and what will they come up with next?" C'mon. "Sea KITTENS"?! Surely even you can see the irony here, and laugh at it. Besides, if you can't laugh at others' stupidity, who will?

Anonymous said...

Decca, in response to your response, I will simply pose a real-world example. One enormous factor in the degradation of the average Frenchman's belief in their monarchy was the initially-joking propaganda; from "a harmless witticism" to "off with their heads" in a few short years. Words can have enormous power, even if one does not realize it.

Decca said...

I hardly believe that attempting to change the name of "fish" to that of a land-dwelling mammal will result in such an extremity of behavior as illustrated in your example, whether or not Runolfr mocks the idiocy of the attempted change in nomenclature. If we spend our lives fearing to mock idiocy, where is the fun in life? I'm sure you've laughed at plays on words, slips of the tongue, and straight up idiocy before; the only difference between that and this, is that this is an organization, and one with a very spotty and questionable history in regards to protecting animals, rather than an individual. I do not disagree that in SOME instances, a joke can be taken far too far... ever been that guy at the party? But even on an organizational level, this still is nowhere near having a national effect, let alone a world-wide one. Call me flippant; this isn't the Spanish Inquisition or the French Revolution. This is one organization, already taken as a joke by many, further proving how ridiculous they really can be, and some of us having fun with it.