So I arrived back in the Saha world of freeways, noise and daily life in the Florida sun on Monday afternoon after leaving the protected land of the Soka Gakkai's Florida Nature Culture Center.
My father bless his heart found my arrival back a great occasion to visit Pop's Fish Market in Deerfield Beach Florida because I would know what to do with the fish.
Pop's has a selection of daily caught local fish as well as items flown in from as far away as Boston. I went as local as I could choosing some Florida stone crab and yellowtail snapper.
The stone crab is in season October through May and is a very curious catch in that the little guys are caught in traps, have their arms lopped off, then are tossed back into the ocean. Apparently, it takes two years for their arms to grow back. I wonder how hard it is for the crab without his pinchers.
The exoskeleton of the stone crab feels like ceramic it is so thick. I asked the fishmonger to crack the claws for us. I also asked for the yellowtail whole. The man looked at me like I was crazy to refuse a filet. But I had other plans for the snapper than a fish fry.