We decided that we would do a side-by-side comparison of three different fish today, prepared in exactly the same way (a fillet of each, fried in unsalted butter). We didn’t put any seasonings whatsoever on them while they were cooking so that we could assess the fish in its most basic cooked state. We did however try them in a variety of different ways once plated (plain, lightly salted, with lemon and with accompanying white bread). We even did a blind test.
From this little taste test, we determined that salt is very important for bringing out the flavour, that we should do a test like this again with whole fish, and that John Dory is our friend when it comes to a sandwich.
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