Maureen: Fish Friday!
Nicholas (13): What fish is this?
Maureen: It’s hake. You should see the mouth on a hake! It’s really something. I asked the nice fishmonger if I could have the head too, but then she warned me that we would have to be extra-careful with it because the teeth have anticoagulants in them. So no fun with fish heads tonight.
Andrew (Now 17! Happy birthday!): I’m not so sure about the hake.
Maureen: What do you mean?
Andrew: I like the potatoes, but I don’t like the taste of the hake.
Nicholas: I agree with Andrew.
Maureen: Well, that might be a first. But I’m not sure I understand why you dislike the hake. I don’t think the hake tastes overly fishy. It’s just a plain white fish.
Tim: I agree with Mom. I don’t see the problem either.
Maureen: Well, we seem to be divided on this one. Maybe when I make it again, I’ll just make it for me and dad and the two of you can have fish fingers or something. That’ll show you. I think this is delicious.
As I said above, the adults really liked this. I honestly don’t know why the boys didn’t like it more.
Sometimes Often, children’s tastes are a mystery. But if you want to try it for yourself, click through this sentence to find the recipe in the Telegraph.