I mentioned in my last post that I eat fish heads. Yes I do! Gross? It is one of my favorite fish parts to eat. I grew up eating fresh ocean fish everyday. I come from a place where fish is abundant and less expensive than poultry, pork, and beef. Many other Filipinos, like myself, love the head of the fish too.
What is in the fish head to like? Fish heads are great for a variety of recipes. I consider it the most savory part of the fish. It is very high in Omega-3 fatty acid and Vitamin E. The fish brain and the meat is what I like about the head. I actually like to slurp the eyes but the eyeballs are hard so I don't eat that part. The gills in the head is what you should not eat. I always take the gills out when I clean it before cooking. And if you are lucky enough to buy a pregnant fish with the fish eggs, then you should try the fish eggs. It is also my favorite. I think that's what caviar is made of. It tastes very good.
It's good when it's fried and crispy!
Yummy when it's made sweet and sour!
Slurp those delicious fish head parts in a tasty fish head soup.
I hope you learned something about fish heads and hey; it's okay to not want to try it. I cannot even get my hubby to try it.