Paddy was keen to learn how to gut and cook fish… so that’s what he did!
Soon enough, not only was he a dab hand at gutting the fish by himself but also teaching his siblings how to do it too. As if that wasn’t enough for a seven-year-old to know, he also prepared and cooked it – and the rest of the meal – not only for himself but for me, Mike and his ten siblings still at home.
If you want to learn how to gut a fish see Paddy’s step-by-step tutorial. Do be warned though, some photos are quite graphic and it’s probably not for the squeamish so if you’d rather, you might want to skip this post and come back in a day or two for Paddy’s recipe with the already gutted product!
Note: Please remember not to leave children unattended when using knives or other cooking equipment. While Paddy did carry out all the gutting of the fish himself (all six of them!), he was constantly observed and monitored throughout.