The big fish just caught are to be cooked at Shi’s family for the dinner on the lunar New Yea’s Eve. Traditionally, it’s a rich feast of fish. It’s the main ingredient of all the dishes. Shi’s son-in-law cooks well and will serve the entire family. He exhausts his ability to complete all fourteen dishes on the fish menu. The main dish is stewed fishes seasoned with a special sauce from the northeast. First, stew the bighead carp thoroughly. Then, add in several other fishes one by one. The combination represents the straightforward character of the locals. Children accompany the elders for a drink after a tough and busy year.
“Let’s do not think but enjoy fish and alcohol tonight! This is sashimi. This is white bait.Wuchang fish and fish-made cubes.” The scents of various fish fill the night ofthe little fishing village.