Today is good Friday, a day observed primary by Christians to pay homage to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Although I come from a christian background I don’t practice the principles of Christianity. This was a conscious choice that I made as I transitioned into my early womanhood.
In fact I have always felt a deep disconnection from my faith, but couldn’t quite grasp the idea of separating myself, that coupled with the fear of being “shamed”.
In spite of removing my Christian ties I still choose to uphold certain aspects of my upbringing, for instance today it is traditional eat no meat with the exception of fish and so I chose to adhere to this. For me participating in this seemingly Christian practice was more about upholding my cultural practice as opposed to its religious theme. My grandmother instilled this into me as a child and the cycle continues annually without fail.
This post wasn’t about religious beliefs or to recruit anyone to join me in my views, my views are governed by myself and I would never encourage people to follow suit. I did however want to be completely candid with my thoughts and also offer you some authenticity. Interestingly enough, I am not creating a recipe I wanted to highlight what I specifically ate today.
The fish in the above picture came all the way from the beautiful shores of the Caribbean and it is called “Parrot fish”. Parrot fish is a beautiful light coloured fish, soft with an exquisite texture. The reason that is known as Parrot fish is because of it’s peak like mouth skin to a parrot. I seasoned my fish with an assortment of herbs and spices including; garlic pepper, himalayan pink salt, paprika, coriander, scotch bonnet, celery powder, onions, bell peppers just to name a few, lightly oiled the pan and grilled the fish. Needless to say the results were divine, but don’t worry I will share this recipe with you another time (watch this space).
I would like to know what you ate on Good Friday? what type of fish did you consume?