A Remarkable Salmon
He came back, holding the fish proudly. He'd cut it special. "This looks good, ma'am. A very nice piece of salmon."
1.35 lb. Too small. "I will go back and cut another," he muttered, and slunk back through the plastic curtain.
Again, he tenderly places his cut of fish on the scale. It is 1.46 lb. This will not do. He seems shaken. "Usually I get it perfect the first time!"
He returns. "You know what it is? Those fish were all too small! I opened another box, these fish were much bigger!" Indeed, the fish had great color and texture, and weighed in at a perfect 1.65 lb. He thanked me profusely for my patience; I smiled, and thanked him for his diligence.
The fish was baked for 20 minutes at 400°, and then broiled for 5, with a simple 60/40 honey-mustard glaze and black pepper. It was delicious.