Chapter 39: Roasted Snake
When Zhao Lan heard her daughter’s words, her eyeb.a.l.l.s almost drop on the ground: “What are you talking about? Eat the snake? Isn’t snake poisonous?”
Bai Zhi smiled and pulled Zhao Lan back into the shade: “There is a poisonous snake, but this one is not poisonous at all . On the contrary, it is delicious and nutritious . You will not know it unless you try . ”
Zhao Lan still has some doubt . She was afraid of it, but she could see that her daughter was so sure about it . She even saw her pouring water on it and cleaning . Bai Zhi took out the bamboo tube on her bamboo bag . She took a sip first and then rinse the snake meat with the remaining water .
Bai Zhi hangs the cleaned snake’s skin on the branch . Then, she burned a pile of dry branches nearby . She cut the snake meat into four sections and stick them on small branches .
The snake meat was like a fish . Its meat was very easy to cook . In a short while, a seductive scent made Hu Changlin and Hu Feng stopped their hands from working and turned to look .
“Is that the snake meat?” Hu Feng asked with amazement while staring at snake meat burning on the fire .
Bai Zhi nodded her head: “Mmm, this snake meat is fresh and delicious . It’s nutritious, so it will nourish your body . You try it . ” Bai Zhi took the largest one and handed it to Hu Changlin .
As the roasted snake meat getting closer and closer, it’s seductive scent was getting richer and richer . Hu Changlin was already hungry, so when he smelled it, he couldn’t refuse .
He put down the farm tool and patted away the gray soil in his hands before he took the roasted snake that was handed over to him . Hu Changlin couldn’t wait any longer, so he took a bite . Although there was no seasonings, nor salt . The taste has no any difference .
“How is it?” Bai Zhi asked Hu Changlin .
Hu Changlin’s mouth was full . He bites the roasted snake meat right into his mouth . So, he could only raise his thumb and vaguely said that it was delicious .
Bai Zhi took another two sticks of snake meat and handed it to Hu Feng and Zhao Lan . She left the smallest part to herself .
Zhao Lan saw her daughter’s food was too small, so she wanted to change with her . But, Bai Zhi didn’t agree . Bai Zhi smiled and said: “Niang, I’m not hungry at all . This stick is enough . Besides, Hu Feng and I ate at the foot of the mountain . I ate two yacon fruits . I’m not hungry now . ”
Zhao Lan didn’t believe her: “What nonsense are you saying? Where in this place could you find yacon fruits? Isn’t that something only grow in a snowy mountain like Tianshan?”
Bai Zhi replied: “This yacon fruit is different . You eat the snake meat first . You will know what yacon fruit I’m saying later . ”
Seeing her daughter keep insisting on this, Zhao Lan felt warm in her heart . Her daughter seemed more intimate than before .
After the large snake meat was eaten, Hu Changlin obviously was still not full, so he sighed and said: “If I knew that snake could be eaten and taste delicious, I should have killed a lot of snakes in this filed . But, it’s a pity, I threw them all away . ”
Bai Zhi smiled and said: “If you like to eat a snake, you can ask Hu Feng to give you a hand . Hu Feng is amazing, he can grab the snake as if only grabbing a mosquito . The snake couldn’t fight at all . ”
When Hu Changlin and Zhao La heard Bai Zhi’s exaggerated words, they laughed and laughed . It was only Hu Feng who stayed silent, but his lips have a pretty smile .
After eating the snake tail in her hand, Bai Zhi took out two bamboo tubes from her bamboo bag, which was filled with a cold water from the stream .
“This is what we brought from the foot of the Luoyang Mountain . You two drink this, me and niang will drink the other one . ”