On Saturday, I got a great big salmon carcass from the fishmonger. My wife and I cooked it into a soup, ate the delectable cheek meat, eyes, and skin, and picked the bones clean. Then we cooked the bones into a fish stock.
After simmering, some of the large bones had turned completely clear and gelatinous, and I could eat them whole. Other pieces of bone or cartilage were still inedible, but I found that if I chewed on them I'd extract a lot of gelatinous material from inside of them, leaving the remaining structure stringy and porous.
Question 1: What the heck was I eating in that last part? Was that gelatin inside the bones? Fish marrow? Something else?
Question 2: Is chewing on fish bones to suck out the delicious innards paleo? Or is it paleo as hell?
asked byAxialGentleman (2624)
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on June 12, 2013
at 11:06 AM
Sounds about like my typical lunch this time of year. :)