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Striped Bass with Ramps (and a thieving Katya)

Ramps are here, ramps are there, stinky beautiful ramps are everywhere! If you’re not familiar with them, it’s about time for you to give them a try. They’re also called wild leeks, and they taste like very garlicky scallions to me. They won’t be in season for long, so find them and devour them while you still can!

You don’t need a recipe to use them. All I did was clean them off, trim off the roots, and stuff as many of them as I could fit into the gutted belly of a whole striped bass, along with some butter and lemon juice. The silicone tie kept it all together while it roasted in the oven at 475° for about 20 minutes, or perhaps even slightly less. I had heated the roasting pan in the oven first, thrown some butter to sizzlemelt into it, and squeezed in some lemon juice before transferring the stuffed fish into the pan and the pan back into the oven.

That’s all. Simple as can be. I meant to save the leftovers for lunch tomorrow, but alas, there were no leftovers to be had. The cat managed to steal the skin once, but I think I’ve properly secured the trash this time. The head and bones are in the freezer, awaiting the day I’m in the mood to make stock.

Since this entry includes no explicit recipe, I will throw in a bonus photo of the thieving Katya sitting in her favorite spot, facing down a neighbor’s cat who had wandered into our backyard.

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9 Responses to “Striped Bass with Ramps (and a thieving Katya)”

  1. clare eats says:

    I would have stolen the fish too!
    Beautiful fluff cat
    DELICIOUS looking fish :)

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  3. Danielle says:

    Clare – Well, for you, I’d share! I was just so worried she’d end up choking on a bone… and developing bad habits.

  4. Lisa says:

    Yummy looking fish. Does she get upset when she sees the other cat or does she realize that she’s ok?

  5. BNA says:

    What a splendid-looking fish, and ramps, oh yes please.

  6. rob says:

    Danielle, the fish looks fantastic.

    I was wondering what you thought of the silicone ties? I saw them in a kitchenwares store for the first time last week, and debated picking up a set. In your opinion, re they worth it?

  7. Danielle says:

    Lisa – Actually, now she’s getting more upset than she seemed to at first when she sees cats out back. I’ve had to go out and scare the other cats away a few times to get her to stop yowling.

    BNA – Thanks!

    Rob – Thanks! I really like the silicone ties. They’re very easy, they’re reusable, and they get the job done. I threw them in the dishwasher all encrusted with fish goop when I was done with them, and that was that. On the other hand, I’m not sure I would trust them to hold anything together that was really struggling to be free. I haven’t put them through too much yet, in that sense. I’ll keep you updated when I do.

  8. My little jack russell terrier loved fish. he would lick the fish off so carefully and not eat the bones.

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