How to prepare fresh caught fish! (Boat Cooking with Boatnotes #1)

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We get asked how and what we cook left, center and right so I decided to start a cooking channel additionally to our adventure show. This is our first cooking video and I have to apologize the not ideal quality and lack of footage but to my defense: I was practically seasick the whole time while filming and cooking, yikes…

This first recipe is about how to prepare dorado/mackerel the Japanese way.

You’ll need:

Chopped Ginger and Garlic

Sake, Mirin (Japanese sweet cooking wine) and Sake for the Sauce

Starch to keep inside the juices when you stir-fry the fish

Radish, Scallions and Lime slices

Marinate the filleted and diced fish in all the ingredients (except for the starch, that will be added right before cooking) and let it marinate for as long as you want but minimum 15 minutes.

Cover in starch and stir-fry for a couple of minutes (if it’s still a little raw inside, that’s no problem).

Sprinkle with grated radish and ginger and put some slices of lime on top. Serve with rice. Yummy!

News from the PONYO crew!!

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We are slowly catching up. This video is about our sail along the Spanish South coast between Alicante and Malaga, voilà!

New video and quick update

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So, we have been in the Canary Islands for the last six weeks. After arriving at tiny La Graciosa (just North of Lanzarote) we only had one night to anchor in this beautiful spot before we had to be in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to pick up friends. I have been dreaming to go back there ever since but it might be a while until that is going to happen. It’s quite a distance between Las Palmas and there and regarding the prevailing winds the direction is unfavorable. Las Palmas‘ marina is also very cheap but has everything for boat maintenance that one could hope for. The boys enjoy city life, we have internet and I can get some work done as well. The next two weeks we will be exploring the Western Canaries: El Hierro and La Palma (hello place-naming officials of Spain: could you be any less creative?? Las Palmas – the city, La Palma – the island and because that’s not confusing enough they’ve called Mallorca’s capital – you’ve guessed it – La Palma).

The Eastern Canaries (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Graciosa) are dryer, flatter and have more active volcanism, the Western Canaries are very green, mountainous and their volcanoes haven’t been active for a loooooong time. Together with my parents – who have also visited some weeks ago – we have already visited La Gomera: Paradise!! If those 2 other little islands are anything like Gomera we are definitely in for a fantastic time. Hiking, swimming, snorkeling, diving, anchoring (well, in La Palma not so much – it’s the steepest island on the planet!!)…

However, this is our latest video about our big engine operation in December/January. With so much boat school to do, boat chores, my job and the daily madness of just getting organized and fed there’s not much time for video editing. And footage organization. No one likes footage organization, bäääääh. But the next two videos are in the making so bear I mean – bare with us!!

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New video: Escape to Italy part I (Boatnotes Ep. 11)

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Engine failure on our way to Menorca (Boatnotes Ep.10)

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Storms, birthdays, family visits and a beautiful little island (Boatnotes Ep.9)

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Still stuck

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