Wow! A whole fish however cooked; fried, grilled, barbecued, roasted or steamed is always a pleasure to the eyes, lovely to touch, feast to the palate and treat to the stomach. Whole fish makes for a beautiful and dramatic presentation. Small, medium or big; whole cooked fish is always special. Smaller fish like Sardines, Anchovy and Bombay Duck etc. are always cooked whole and a few other plate size fishes can be cooked whole but not every other plate size or larger fish.
Having expressed my liking for whole cooked fish, I must admit that I also like equally any fish and seafood cooked in any form, size and cut…any variety of fish soup, fish salad, fish snack, fish steak, fish fry, fish curry, roe, Sashimi, Sushi - shrimp, prawn, crab, squid, clams and oyster preparations and of course all varieties of dry fish. To me all sweet water fish and seafood are fabulous, each in its way.
This photo blog post is in appreciation of fish and especially whole cooked fish (and to inform readers about health benefits of eating fish). A whole fish is just as easy to prepare as a fillet or any other fish dish. And it makes a stunning presentation as you can see in the attached pictures.
More and more people are beginning to eat fish regularly. This I can say confidently because never before seen variety of fishes in very large quantities are today available all over Hyderabad, and on any given day there is heavy rush at these wholesale and retail fish stalls. As demand is growing, the prices are going up. But people are not deterred because they love to eat fish and know that fish is good for the heart and for a healthy life.