Dispatches from Fort Kochi: Chinese Fishing Nets
We’re all for sustainable consumption, and anything that allows us to do our bit toward giving those sea-bed sweeping trawlers a miss, while supporting the small fishermen whose livelihood centres around these giant nets. They’re lowered into the water daily, skillfully worked by a very enthusiastic task-force, and see a modest catch of fish and crustaceans with every dip.
Stop by the nets for a peek into the catch of the day, take your pick, and get it cooked (your way) at any one of the many stalls you’ll find in the vicinity. We got a Kingfish pan-fried, with a basic smattering of spice - salt, pepper, and a dash of red chilli powder. We picked it apart with our fingers, savouring the taste of the sea. This is about as fresh as it gets.