At a very cold market this morning, from a very cold fish man, I bought this large mackerel – it weighed about half a kilo. The parsley was free with the fruit and vegetables, un cadeau, a gift, and I’ve recently learnt a southern US French word for this practice, a word which isn’t used in France – lagniappe. The lemon wasn’t free!
While I was working, Lo Jardinièr filleted the mackerel, coated the fillets with flour and fried them in olive oil. At the same time he cooked some potatoes, par-boiled then sautéed them, so we had wonderful Mediterranean fish and chips for lunch.