Remember this salted garouper that my sister-in-law gave us? Last evening my wife made soup with the head, together with tou foo (豆腐) and 大芥菜. The soup was milky white and really tasty. It had the sweetness of the garouper but none of the fishiness.
My daughters normally would not eat fish heads. But last evening we picked the head clean. The meat was still firm but not dry, favourful but not overpoweringly salty after boiling in the soup. One of my daughters even ate an eye (I ate the other). In the process I almost got scratched by the fish’s teeth. Fortunately, I did not. But imagine being bitten by a salted, dead-as-nails, fish. It would rank up there with my friend being stung by a wasp in the swimming pool.