Some friends of ours caught a salmon yesterday morning and gave us half of it. It doesn't get fresher than that. Out of the Columbia River and into my frying pan.
I cooked it in bacon grease.
Okay, before you get all crazy, I made a potato salad of sorts to go with the fish as a side dish and the potato salad called for bacon in the recipe. So, of course, I made some. My plan was to pan fry the fish anyway, my oven being used for the potatoes and I having no grill. Why not cook it in the rendered bacon fat?
Why not, indeed? Does not bacon make everything better?
I can answer categorically, Yes!
It was, in a word, delicious. A tasty, bacony, crust seared onto the flesh of my freshly caught treasure. I cooked it all knowing full well there would be leftovers of both fish and salad. The two will be combined for dinner tonight as a salmon and potato salad.
With Life of Pi on the side.