Chapter 576: Finally Got to Eat Fish (1)
Winston was dragging a large fish about two to three meters long, leaving behind a visible wet trail as he moved.
The fish’s round mouth was opened as it struggled with all its might.
“Good.” Winston narrowed his eyes as he cast a glance at Alva’s back view. Seems like he ought to a.s.sign some work for this new member.
Winston retracted his gaze and then said, “I’ll go kill the fish. You’ll get to eat it in a short while.”
“I’ll come with you.”
A tall and a short figure were reflected on the water surface as the water wheel leisurely spun. The ripples made by the water wheel made their reflections appear long one moment and short the next. It was a harmonious scene.
Winston took out the stone blade kept at his waist and nimbly chopped off the fish head. Then, he carefully cleaned it, showing no regard for the fish’s humongous size at all.
“How are we going to eat such a large fish?” Bai Qingqing poked the fish’s stomach. Suddenly, an idea came to her, and she shouted out loud, “Ah! Right! Let’s make fishb.a.l.l.s!”
Suppressing her excitement, she enthusiastically said, “When we get back I’ll tell you and Parker together.”
Winston responded. With his quick hands, he was done handling the fish shortly after.
Parker, starting a fire under the tree, revealed a perplexed gaze upon hearing Bai Qingqing’s suggestion. “How are we going to make it?”
Winston slapped down the clean fish on the large rock they used as a dining table.
Bai Qingqing said urgently, “It’s very simple. First, you mince the fish meat, then shape the fish paste into b.a.l.l.s. That’s it.”
Parker nodded and said, “Okay, I’ll steam the fish head first.”
While Parker worked on the fish head, Winston started removing the bones and skinning the fish.
The large fish had thick but few bones and was easy to handle. After removing the skin, Winston washed two rocks and started pounding the fish on the stone table.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Loud bangs rang as the man pounded the fish meat with his powerful and bulging arm muscles. Every bang made one’s heart tremble involuntarily, wondering what kind of damage it would inflict if this force was applied to a person instead.
Even Bai Qingqing felt a little scared as she watched him. But men serious at work were the most charming. So, she still found him quite handsome.
With Bai Qingqing staring at Winston all the while, Parker couldn’t sit still anymore. He lifted the pot cover and quietly fanned the air in her direction.
White air emanated through the air towards Bai Qingqing, making her wrinkle her nose. “Smells so fragrant!”
Parker hurriedly placed the lid back on and added firewood into the fire with a serious expression. “Is it? You wanna try?”
Oblivious of his scheming little move earlier, Bai Qingqing s.h.i.+fted to Parker’s side.
Now that the pot cover was completely removed, an even more intense fragrance rushed out. The aroma of fish, combined with the faint fragrance of garlic, plus the addition of fine starch noodles, simply its appearance alone whetted one’s appet.i.te.
Recalling how badly she puked yesterday, Bai Qingqing merely picked up a small piece of fish meat and gingerly placed it into her mouth.
Parker stared at her nervously. “How is it?”
Although the fish head ought to give off the fis.h.i.+est odor, due to the addition of plenty of garlic, the fishy smell was completely suppressed.
Having swallowed the fish meat, Bai Qingqing didn’t feel nauseated. Only then did she cry out in delight, “It’s delicious!”
Parker relaxed. “That’s great. You finally get to eat the food you like.”
Bai Qingqing finished the large pot of fish head, including the starch noodles inside. She then went to lie on the gra.s.s while the food digested, feeling laidback and relaxed.
This was her most satisfying meal since she stopped breastfeeding.
Progress was smooth on Winston’s side as well. Using his brute force, he pounded all the fish meat into a paste.
When he looked at Bai Qingqing, he pounded even harder.