Tasty Survival: Fish!


From the desk of ZSC Commander in Chief Juliette Terzieff: As part of our collective efforts to prepare for the z-poc ZSC command has undertaken a mission to bring you a series of recipes to keep the body strong and the spirit lifted during dark times.

In the last few months we’ve brought you recipes for z-poc ready dishes including blackberry jam, dried meat and squash soup. Which recipes you’ll be able to use will depend in a large part of where you find yourself in the midst of the infection and how easily you can get to fresh ingredients.

And if you find yourself near a lake, stream, ocean or river, fish should be in plentiful supply. So here’s a quick, easy, and ever-alterable, recipe from the Red Brigade that will work with virtually any fish you can catch and can be tailored to fit your immediate environment, available ingredients and personal tastes.

You’ll need an 12″ square piece of tinfoil (heavy duty if you have it) and butter or some oil.  Add enough butter or oil to keep the fish from sticking to the foil.   Take your fish fillet or whole, cleaned fish and put in the middle of the foil. (In case you missed it, Lt. Blue Brigade provided a quickie lesson in cleaning fish)

Add choice of sliced vegetables, garlic, lemon juice, spices or other items for flavor.   Whatever you can find in you Go Bag or surrounding environment, it’s hard to go wrong here.

Fold the tinfoil to contain the heat and juices…this is important. A loosely folded or crumbled tinfoil ball will take longer to cook and a lot of flavoring and moisture will escape through the cracks and holes.

Place the foil in the hot campfire coals. For small fillets bake on each side for approximately 3 minutes. Larger fillets can take as long as 10 minutes per side.

Allow to cool a few minutes before eating.  Open the packet carefully, there will be hot steam.