Lemon Garnish: Fish with a Twist

lemon fish garnish 

Fish is commonly served with a wedge of lemon. …but why just a wedge?? Who’s to say we can’t be more creative? (You’re probably wondering at this point–are we nuts and don’t we have day jobs?? Yes, to the latter..and as for the former…we’ll leave that to you to decide! :) ) But the next time you serve fish or just want a fun decorative garnish for a party platter, try this cute and simple garnish. Your kids/guest will be pleasantly delighted. Who says you can’t play with your food and eat it too?

lemon fish garnish
This guy ended up as lemonade 

Lemon Fish Garnish (Great Garnishes, published by Wei-Chuan Cookbook)

  • 1 large lemon (we got these giant ones from the backyard of one of Kim’s aunts)
  • sharp paring knife
  • exacto knife or zestor with a large cutting end

First cut a large wedge shape piece off one end of the lemon for the mouth. Then cut about a 1/4 inch slice off the base to use as the fins. Trim this base piece and cut little wedges in the fin and slice a small thin wedge on top of the fish and squeeze it in. Use the trimmed pieces from the fin to insert on the sides of the fish for the side gills. Carve out some eyes with a zester or an exacto knife (or draw some on with a sharpee). Optional: carve a lip with the zester, angling it to use only one edge.

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