First, run out and catch some fish!
Here's me with a stringer of bluegill sunfish.
There are a couple of ways to make "shore lunch" when you're out fishing for the day. The most common and traditional method is to fry the fish in a batter. (Click here to see how I did it that way.)
It's fun to mix it up, though so here is what I like to do once garden greens are coming in. This is your prep/packing list.
- Chop 3 or 4 cups of greens - kale, Swiss chard, spinach, etc.
- Chop about 1/4 cup of parsley and/or other herbs you like - oregano, basil, etc.
- Put these in a plastic storage container.
- Chop an onion (add a chopped clove of garlic if you like) into a separate container.
- Pre chop one large cooked potato (or use a can of those Irish Potatoes, rinsed) and put in a container.
- Bring about 1/2 cup of olive oil in another container
- Salt and pepper
After you catch fish and when you're ready for lunch, pull into a nice campsite or shoreline and have your fish monger clean the fish. :)
While the fish is getting cleaned, saute the onion in some olive oil. Add the greens and herbs and cook them until they are tender. Add the potatoes and cook until they are heated through. Add oil as you go if things get sticky. Also add salt and pepper along the way. That's a secret for a nicely flavored final dish.
Add the fish and cook until the fish flakes apart.
The beauty of this recipe is that if you end up not catching any fish, you still have food for lunch!