There use to be a neighborhood cat. His name was Humphrey, we called him Humph. His people had irregular hours and would often not be home during his din-din time (he had to stay outside if no one was home). Humph would sit outside our door and quietly mew (not meow, just mew) like he was having a conversation with himself.
A few times, I would open up a can of tuna (not cat food tuna, people food tuna) for him. After that, he seemed to hang around our door more often. I guess he knew where the good stuff was.
But I digress.
Today Yesterday, both meals involved canned fish (which I don’t mind at all).
For lunch, I wanted to grab something quick before new hire orientation. The Cat used to go to The Original Pancake House (1221 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii) nearby her office for their lunch specials. Thought I’d give it a try. The lunch special includes soup or salad, a sandwich, and dessert. Prices start at $7.25. I ordered the tuna sandwich deluxe.
Tuna Sandwich Deluxe
The salad is missing from the picture because the server made a mistake and gave me soup instead. The salad was coming. That’s okay, no picture needed, just a regular tossed salad (circa 1960’s) with a tomato wedge. The tuna salad was okay. Tuna and mayonnaise, nothing to write home about.
Dessert was a small crepe with frozen strawberries and whipped cream.
The food preparation seemed like it was straight out of the 1960’s. The restaurant decor is of the same era. So it kind of fits.
For whatever reason, I was in the mood for anchovies, more specifically, pasta with anchovies and breadcrumbs. I had this dish once, a long time ago and its still one of my favorite pasta dishes. I think it’s because it involves salted fish (kind of like Chinese salted fish). Since we don’t normally keep anchovies in our pantry, sardines (or in this case herring steaks it is).
Canned Fish Steaks (Herring) with Green Chilies
Some pasta, mushrooms, and green onions sautéed in just a touch of oil.
Pasta, Green Onions, and Mushrooms
The can of fish steaks added at the end (oil, chilies, and all).
I thought the pasta would satiate my want of anchovies. Nope.
Got up this morning still thinking about anchovies. Picked up a tin today.
Resisted picking up a jar of capers, my doctor would have a fit. While I’m not officially on a restricted salt diet, He said I should watch my salt intake, as a precaution.
Whole wheat pasta, green onions, basil, canned olives, grape tomatoes, and of course, anchovies (smashed into the sauce). Big yum.
Can’t eat this too often, my doctor and The Cat are not to fond of anchovies (for different reasons). But once in awhile… 🙂
I still want to make the anchovies, capers, and breadcrumb pasta dish. Maybe one day.
Looks like I almost covered the gamut of canned fish, except for canned salmon. Oh there’s another favorite.
Enjoy. Eat well.
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