Gu Lin Chao was stunned, “What are you looking at?”
Wen Qi Qi smiled and shook her head, “Nothing.” Then she pulled up her sleeve and teased the fish in the bucket, “Your Majesty, I am hungry and want to eat baked fish.”
Gu Lin Chao paused and turned his head to instruct Wang Hou De, “Take these fish and kill them.”
“Yes.” Wang Hou De lifted the bucket and went to the river a little further away.
After she caught a fish, Wen Qi Qi didn’t have the patience to sit there and wait for the fish to be hooked, so she handed the fishing rod to Gu Lin Chao and got up to watch Wang Hou De kill the fish.
What Wen Qi Qi did not expect was that Wang Hou De, who was so white and clean-looking, was not shy about killing the fish.
With the fall of the knife, a fish that was originally alive and jumping was killed.
“Eunuch Wang, I really didn’t expect it, but your moves are so sharp.”
Wang Hou De was scraping the fish scales with a dagger, and smiled, quite proud.
“Your Highness does not know, but in the past, when the Master was fighting in the north and south, this servant has been with him. Sometimes the army has a shortage of food, so in order to improve the meals for Master, this servant will go to catch some fish and provide him with a tonic. Over time, I developed the skill of killing fish.”
Wen Qi Qi was a little surprised to hear this, and while she was surprised, she couldn’t help but fall silent.
She could almost imagine the predicament they were in.
The world only knew that Gu Lin Chao held great power. However, they did not know how he had survived through hardships when he was fighting in the battlefield.
Wang Hou De talked about the old army days and told Wen Qi Qi a lot about it.
Wen Qi Qi listened quietly and did not interrupt him.
Not long after, Gu Lin Chao brought the fish he had caught behind him.
After the fish were cleaned up, several people set up a fire in the open space in front of the bamboo house.
Wen Qi Qi thought that since she wanted to eat grilled fish on the spur of the moment, without the spices, the fish might not be very tasty, and she was prepared to eat the plain fish.
She had already prepared for the plain fish, but she never thought that Wang Hou De would have everything ready before he came.
The dishes, chopsticks, pots and pans were brought. The salt and some condiments were also brought.
They killed the fish, smeared them with salt and spices, and allowed them to marinate for a few moments, then put them on the fire to roast.
Si Yi cut down a bamboo piece, then cut it into sections and split it in half, and then carried it to the river to clean it.
Wen Qi Qi said curiously, “What is Si Yi doing?”
Gu Lin Chao still had an elegant and noble posture even when he was sitting on the stone by the fire.
Hearing her ask, he turned and asked, “Have you ever eaten bamboo slices of roasted fish?”
“I’ve only eaten bamboo rice.” Wen Qi Qi shook her head.
The corner of Gu Lin Chao’s lips curled up, “You can try it later.”
“Baked fish with bamboo slices?” Wen Qi Qi was surprised, “So Si Yi cut those bamboos for baking fish?”
Wang Hou De laughed at the side, “Your Highness, the bamboo slices with baked fish made by Si Yi is delicious, you will definitely like it.”
“Hearing you guys say that, I can’t wait to try it.” Wen Qi Qi licked her lips.
Gu Lin Chao paused and averted his eyes.
Wang Hou De built another fire, then set up the cleaned iron pot. When the pot was hot, he poured in oil, then added sliced ginger and fried it. After that, he threw two fish in and fried them, and when it was almost time, he poured in water and cooked them together.
“Eunuch Wang, do you want to cook fish soup?” Wen Qi Qi squatted by the fire, watching him busily work.
Wang Hou De said with a smile: “The fish in the river are wild, much more fatty than those raised by humans, and the soup will taste very fresh, so Your Highness can try it later.”
Edited by EllieKit