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An example of why we need truth in seafood labeling

Old 02-26-2019, 03:14 PM
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Dick fish tacos next
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:41 PM
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With everyone on the block decked out with quads, side scan sonar, radar, G3 Vision charts, etc....soon from now we will all be bragging at THT about our catch of oyster toads and grunts....
lol... at the end of the day when I didn't catch anything legal to keep I still need to eat dinner
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:45 PM
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Try Blowfish next. Excellent!
We grew up eating blowfish by the bushel if the porgys weren't biting. The Northern Puffer (Sphoeroides maculatus) is an excellent table fish, with a large strip or tender meat on either side of the backbone. As far as monkfish go, I've never seen them for sale live before, but they are a firm flesh fish that take on whatever flavor you cook them in. It's amazing how narrow the taste of some Americans. But you're scarf a can of Starkist!

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Old 02-26-2019, 08:22 PM
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All kinds of seafood in the world that Americans won't eat. You should see some of the things they eat in Asia. But there are 4x as many Chinese as Americans, so there must be something to it.
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Old 02-27-2019, 12:38 AM
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I caught and cooked 2 oyster toads last summer and they were delicious. My dad and my buddy thought i was nuts until they tried a piece.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:31 AM
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it would not matter to me how you labeled those things one look at them swimming around in their own slime and i am not a buyer. But to each their own. Some people are good cooks and Iím sure can prepare them just fine.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by crang View Post
I caught and cooked 2 oyster toads last summer and they were delicious. My dad and my buddy thought i was nuts until they tried a piece.
I try about anything that comes out of saltwater.....
Clearnose Skates are excellent but a bitch to clean
Dogfish are excellent especially the smooths
False Albacore, yes the bloody ones, bled, iced, then flash cooked in a hot pan with a little sesame oil to rare/med rare with soy sauce/wasabi is outstanding.....it’s a fresh only thing
Ive heard houndfish are good but haven’t tried one yet


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Old 02-27-2019, 05:48 AM
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Here you go- How to clean an oyster toad by Fishtowne Seafood

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Old 02-27-2019, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Rick S View Post
Here you go- How to clean an oyster toad by Fishtowne Seafood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CmBYOKmpg8
And I thought the first person to eat an oyster had to be hungry.
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ccat View Post


I try about anything that comes out of saltwater.....
Clearnose Skates are excellent but a bitch to clean
Dogfish are excellent especially the smooths
False Albacore, yes the bloody ones, bled, iced, then flash cooked in a hot pan with a little sesame oil to rare/med rare with soy sauce/wasabi is outstanding.....itís a fresh only thing
Ive heard houndfish are good but havenít tried one yet


I agree I will try almost anything once. I did eat a false abli. I cut the shoulders out (lightest color meat) and cut all the dark red blood line out of it. Salt pepper old bay and grilled. I liked it. I wold eat it again.
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:59 AM
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I tried a small false albacore that we caught in the keys. Was cutting it up for bait and cut a small piece and ate it.. It was not terrible and I am sure with a little prep work it could be made into something decent.

Have not tried hackleheads yet, but have tried pretty much everything else that we have caught including skates, sharks of all kinds, and even jumping mullet

Any kind of oily fish is good smoked if you are into that. Smoked bluefish is really good
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:09 AM
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Have a guy whos pond i fish at who loves shark.
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:34 AM
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Have not tried hackleheads yet, but have tried pretty much everything else that we have caught including skates, sharks of all kinds, and even jumping mullet
...even jumping mullet...lol

Fat mullet were a staple of NC eating for centuries, probably eons. My great grandfather would buy a salted barrel of mullet every fall and eat them for breakfast most mornings fried in lard. He lived to be ninety-two. Striped mullet harvested in the fall has a great lipid profile for heart-healthy eating. Gutted, butterflied, scales on, cooked over charcoal with Eastern NC bbq sauce is good eating.

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Originally Posted by storytime View Post
it would not matter to me how you labeled those things one look at them swimming around in their own slime and i am not a buyer. But to each their own. Some people are good cooks and I’m sure can prepare them just fine.
You do eat pork right?
Do you know the only thing wrong with ham?

It comes from right beside a pigs ass......

I caught cleaned and cooked a lizardfish last year. Pretty darn good ,just too bony.
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You do eat pork right?
Do you know the only thing wrong with ham?

It comes from right beside a pigs ass......

I caught cleaned and cooked a lizardfish last year. Pretty darn good ,just too bony.
Score it after you filet it.....about every 1/4" score almost thru the filet then deep fry it will dissolve the bones to nothing. I do this with river suckers
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Squid Row View Post
I tried a small false albacore that we caught in the keys. Was cutting it up for bait and cut a small piece and ate it.. It was not terrible and I am sure with a little prep work it could be made into something decent.

Have not tried hackleheads yet, but have tried pretty much everything else that we have caught including skates, sharks of all kinds, and even jumping mullet

Any kind of oily fish is good smoked if you are into that. Smoked bluefish is really good
"Even tried Mullet".......that is funny I must admit.
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:41 AM
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Grew up on mullet. Have never tried false albacore but am going to next small one I catch. Toadfish...dang. May try that too.
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Originally Posted by Rick S View Post
...even jumping mullet...lol

Fat mullet were a staple of NC eating for centuries, probably eons. My great grandfather would buy a salted barrel of mullet every fall and eat them for breakfast most mornings fried in lard. He lived to be ninety-two. Striped mullet harvested in the fall has a great lipid profile for heart-healthy eating. Gutted, butterflied, scales on, cooked over charcoal with Eastern NC bbq sauce is good eating.
Butter and lemon pepper is good too. Hard to beat a jumping mullet but to some they are just "too fishy". If you don't like fishy, just get some chicken. The roe is good too.
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Originally Posted by ECU_Pirate View Post
Have a guy whos pond i fish at who loves shark.
Not a thing wrong with shark. Basically, if they will eat you they are good to eat. Dogfish? No. Sand sharks? No. Mako, Blacktip, Hammerhead, etc? Yes.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:25 PM
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There is a market for oyster toads but they have to be alive and you've got to have a lot of them.

As far as eating them, I won't try it a second time. The flavor/texture is nothing like monkfish.
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