Friday, May 9, 2008
shrimp in my river going a begging!!
Last evening after a busy and tiring day, I had a lazy bathe in the river from about 5.30 to 6.30 and then Sagara and Gamini after their work also went to have their bath in the river, and as we had no protein with the rice and vegetables and the passion fruit leaf mallung, they thought they would test the water for fish and cast the net. Lo and behold they caught shrimp that is a smaller version of prawns and kept casting the net till we had enough for four for dinner. I must say for taste there is nothing like freshly caught freshwater wild shrimp fried. The photo above shows my plate with shrimp and some other small fish fried ready to eat. This was an unexpected bonus for the day. We must see if we have the same luck this evening. The fish was caught right in front of where I am typing at my desk now at most about 20 ft, so it could not be closer to home than that for anyone.