Friday, October 12, 2012

Cooking Dried Fish Inside the House

Arghh...I love dried fish but man oh man...the house really stinks after cooking it. I usually cook it outside on our grill's side burner. But since it's raining or shall I say just showering after 81 days of no rain, I can't cook outside. We don't have a covered porch. I ended up cooking the jeproks dried fish inside. It's our viand along with the pork adobo for lunch this afternoon when my friends came by for a visit. 

I know my husband will complain of the smell when he gets home if I don't do something about it. He don't mind me cooking it but I myself can't stand the smell. So I opened the kitchen windows and back sliding door and have the vent on high. After frying the dried fish, I placed the hot pan outside, wiped the stove overhead vent with soapy sponge, cleaned the stove top, and sprayed the whole house with glade fresh linen scent. I left for door and window opened for hours and so far it worked. 

I did not light any candles as there were kids playing and once they see candles they'll be all over it and I don't want any accidents. I was thinking of boiling a lemon or lime and just let it sit on the stove but I don't have lime. Good thing though that when hubby came home, he did not even have a hint that I cook dried fish if I didn't told him. So I guess the trick of cleaning the stove top and vent and spraying a room scent helped eliminate the odor. 

Do you have any idea of eliminating the smell of dried fish after cooking? Care to share to tips so I can also share it to my friends here who loves to eat dried fish :-)

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Rcel said...

Na Bless, ako tig-isa ka Glade bottled spray mahurot kada human prito ug isda or bulad inside. It smells good and yummy at first pero after I have eaten the first meal for it, bahoan na dayon ko. Aguy, ako ray galuto ug ga-enjoy ug kaon, ako ra pud ga-bagutbot after sa ka-baho! LOL.

Ambot ug unsa ba way to eliminate the odor. Akong atik kay scented candles and sprays ra man oi.

Gee said...

Everytime I cook dried fish I had to go to the deck and cook in the grill or else my husband will be very upset,LOL...Everytime I cook in the kitchen, he will walk all over the house with an air freshener in his hand...funny

Gee said...

Oh by the way, I forgot, you can actually soak the dried fish in the water prior to cooking, it eliminates some of the smell.

Chie Wilks said...

Wow, just reading the words dried fish makes me hungry. It is good the you were able to eliminate the school. It reminds me of hubby who used to lock himself inside our bedroom when i cook dried fish. I only do the cleaning like you did and spraying some air freshener

~Ms. Joy mH~ said...

Haha. i agree, i would do the same thing. Actually, When i cooked dried fish inside the house, i always open the windows and even light an oil warmer to get rid of the smell. The dried fish tasted good but not the smell hehee

jheylo said...

i have no other place to cook my dried fish but inside the house. i had to make sure i have air freshener when i cook because it stinks and my housemates complains of it. lol. hhhmmmm, you gave me idea mami bless, it's been awhile since i had dried fish and i have pinikas (bisugo) in the fridge too.

Dhemz said...

hahhaa....gigutom na nuon ko ug huna-huna...lol! aside from candles, try soaking them in water mamibless...less hassle pa!

Momgen Reviews said...

Hubby usually spray some smell good spray if I fry the fish. But today he is use to the smell and just fried the fish...

Jessica Cassidy said...

I love frying dried fish too but usually do it when my husband is at work :-) Yes! it stinks the house :-) I close all the doors, turn the exhaust fan, open some windows(my American neighbors can smell it too), slice some apple, pour a vinegar and lit a candle...tadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

emzkie said...

hahaha i always cook dried fish in the house, but i open the window first, close all doors of the bedrooms, light the scented candle, and prepare my scent spray. lol! before i put the dried fish in the pan, i make sure that its really hot, so the fish will be cook right away. when its done.. i throw the oil out at the kitchen window. hahaha then spray the whole house but my hubby just tease me when he still smells it.. he would say.. is that a vagina im smelling? kuk!

Shela said...

lol, I used to cook stinky fish as what my bnito called it inside our house but he is really not liking it so what i did since then, i cook them on a gas stove outside the grill station. Or another option if the weather is too cold, I preheated the skillet really really hot then bring outside and toast my yummy bulad, just enough to cook to cripylicious! lol, it's too much involved and work but hey it's ok as long both side happy :)

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