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Tondemo Skill – 030 – Eating Fish after a Long Time

Chapter 030: Eating Fish after a Long Time

Re-Translated by Gumihou

Edited by Onionpi

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Well, let’s enjoy some fish after all this time.

Let’s see, how should I cook it.

[8] The Violet Trout would be excellent cooked whole in salt. As for the King Trout, hmm, I could fillet it and cook it via Foil Grill and Meunière style.

Hmm, I’ll need some butter and some wheat flour for that. [2] Oh, and fresh mushrooms for the Foil Grill. Alright, [Net Super] open!

I shouldn’t forget the aluminium foil either.

Oh, and this thing too.

After getting all the needed ingredients, I got started on my cooking.

[8] For the Violet Trout, rather than Salt Baked let’s go with Salt Grilled since I don’t have an oven. To do that I gathered some firewood first. It’s best to grill fish over hot charcoal rather than a roaring fire, so let’s get that started first.

[8] Since this was the forest, there was plenty of firewood around. A quick and tiny Fire Ball soon lit it up. [6] Nice! I’m getting the hang of this magic thing.

After that, it’s time to prepare the fish.

First, I gutted the Violet Fish, getting rid of all the insides. Some people think that the bitter insides of the fish organs tasted good, but I don’t really like it. So, away it goes.

[9] Next, I covered the fish in coarse salt and put them through a stick and placed them around the fire to be grilled.

While those were grilling, I turned to the King Trout. Hmm, let’s fillet the fish using the sanmai-oroshi [10] technique.

[8] Oh dear, I left too much meat on the bones. [1] Aaahh, my fillets are a bit weird looking, but that’s fine! The cuts are still pretty thick and I can make fish soup with the meaty bones…

Let’s make the Foil Grilled Fish now.

[8] [2] Right, right, spread a little butter on the aluminium foil before adding some sliced onions on it, then a piece of King Trout and then lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top that with some shimeji and enoki mushrooms a little sake, a piece of butter before folding it and placing it next to the fire to be baked.

Now for the Meunière.

Pickle the King Trout with salt and pepper for a little while and wipe off the moisture later with paper towel.

Next, dust the King Trout fillets with a little flour and panfry them over medium heat on a frying pan. [1] I like to place the fish skin side down first and press it down with my spatula to get a nice crisp surface.

Once the Fish Meunière was done, the foil packets by the fire had expanded. [2] After slitting the packets open and splashing a dash of ponzu sauce inside, the fish was done. Speaking of which, you could add a dash of soy sauce for a buttery soy flavour if you like in place of ponzu. Oh, just plain salt and pepper tastes pretty good too.

I served up our lunch for the day. Fish Meunier arranged on the plate and topped with [Net Super] bought tartar sauce. I popped the Foil Grilled fish open and plopped them onto a plate. Oooh, it smells good. The scent of butter and onions was amazing a dash of tartar sauce completes the dish.

[6] As for the Salt Grilled fish, all I had to do was remove the sticks and arrange the Violet Trout on a plate.

“Fer, it’s done~~”

Fer came flying over [1] and chomped into a crispy Salt Grilled Violet Trout. [3], “Umu, umu, fish is delicious after all this time.”

Fufu, I’m glad.

I’m going to try some too. Let’s see… oh, before that, let’s get a can of cold beer. [5] [1] I don’t normally drink alcohol, but sometimes it just hits the spot.

The Salt Grilled Violet Trout’s skin was crispy and delicious.

Hmm, hmm, as expected, the refreshingly sour ponzu sauce cuts through the King Trout’s oiliness quite well, accentuating its umami nicely.

As for the Fish Meuniere, tartar sauce complements the butter fried crispy fish really nicely.

I’m the one who made everything, but I think I did a really good job this time.

Ahh, beer goes really well with this. [5]

“My plate’s empty, give me more. I want the one with the silver paper. The white meaty one is good too. The white thing on top is a little sour and chunky, but it’s delicious.”

“Huhu, yes, yes, I agree too~” [5]

I wrapped up some Foil Grill fish and sizzle some Meunier between sips of beer.

This time, I went with the soy sauce and butter flavour as well as the salt and pepper flavours. [5]

[9] “Fuuh, too delicious. Let’s all the fish in the lake.”


[Gumihou: Eeehhh, it started out at 1100 words but now closer to 800…]


[1] Structural Change: Combine 2 paragraphs

[2] Structural Change: Combine 3 paragraphs

[3] Structural Change: Combine paragraph & dialogue

[4] Structural Change: Change passive sentence to dialogue 

[5] Delete Repetitive or Pointless Information

[6] Additional Information for Aesthetic Purpose

[7] Add Dialogue Tag

[8] Creative Licence Taken

[9] Followed manga progress rather than novel. (Chapter 10)

[10] San Mai Oroshi – Three Piece Fillet

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