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  • Saturday, February 14, 2009

    Valentine Fish

    NOT YOUR EVERYDAY FISH
    That's Probably Best
    a cod by any other name
    .. Straight from Norway comes this note. (LINK)
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    After five years in the Barents Sea, as far north as Svalbard, millions of skrei flood in every winter towards the northern coast of our country. Sexually mature, potent and on the prowl for a mate they bring the ocean to a boil.
    After these first five years of life the skrei is muscular, supple and in the prime of its life, fit enough for the long journey home to Lofoten and the northern coast of Norway. After a fatiguing voyage a real charmer returns to its birthplace to make love.

    The Casanova of the Seas
    While other species get right down to business, the skrei tilt their heads gently in towards one another in a tender sign of affection and glide away slowly before five years of yearning take a powerful upper hand and the pace increases, belly to belly. The ocean comes to a boil and millions of new eggs are fertilised.

    The skrei season commences on St. Valentine's Day
    On the day of love, Valentine's Day, the 14th of February, the skrei has achieved the objective of its yearning and long journey. That is also when the skrei season begins for those of us sitting around the table. The love fish is perfect for the day on which we are reminded of the Roman priest Valentine who left behind him history's first known love letter.

    Skrei – in the name of love
    Skrei is some of the healthiest food that you can serve someone you care about. Nutrition-wise skrei is a veritable fountain of youth. Seafood contains few calories and is rich in proteins along with the important omega-3 fatty acids, which are so tremendously good for both the body and the brain.

    Omega-3 provides increased energy and better spirits, strengthens the heart, improves the blood circulation and counteracts memory loss and faulty concentration by providing the brain with nourishment. That is why many find that they experience weight loss, improved intelligence and greater vigor by eating more seafood.

    ---- And that is certainly just how we wish to appear in the eyes of our beloved on the day of love.
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