Yesterday was Dad's birthday and Mom worked very hard to make it special. She spent all day running around getting ingredients and cooking for a special meal.
In the pan are two parrot fish which were cooked in garlic, onion and fresh coconut milk. It was delicious and the meat was almost like lobster. Definitely the most colorful fish I have ever eaten. In the bowl next to the pan are pieces of raw giant clam, which was shucked and prepared that day. In case you've never heard of giant clams, here is a pic for reference (I'm not the diver unfortunately)...
It tasted similar to normal raw clams, but a bit chewier. It was a delicious meal and definetly a regional experience. Afterwords there was cake, and lots of it!
NOAH NEWS: Noah seems to like vegetables over fruits. He will eat carrots or potatoes all day!
TIPS FOR FUTURE A.S. RESIDENTS: Educate yourself about Ciguatera fish poisoning. The fish here is delicious, but you should make smart decisions on the type of fish you eat and what part of the island you buy it from. Do not buy fish near Pago Pago harbor, there are several concerns here beyond just the Ciguatera.
The Jaskowiak Family
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