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Old 21-06-2010, 16:43   #1
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Eating Fish

We have been living on board a 40 ft trimaran for 3 years now and love the life.
My wife loves fishing and catches a lot.
However I am not a big fish eater.
Are there ways of cooking/flavouring fish that could help me eat more fish seeing it is so plentiful on our boat.
Any suggestions

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Old 21-06-2010, 16:59   #2
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I like to sprinkle cayenne pepper on fish. I also like mixing Italian dressing and brown sugar, makes a sweet and sour sauce, just brush it on. Both of these ideas I got from working in a fish restaurant in my teens and early twenties. And I broil or grill everything, nothing fried.

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Old 21-06-2010, 17:09   #3
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If you don't like fish (and I don't) there's not much you can do to make it more appealing. I don't mind it in a good chowder or stew but fish.. ugh! My wife loves it so I have to keep on fishing and spearing.
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Old 21-06-2010, 17:45   #4
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Curry! Some superb Indian and Thai curry recipes around, try googling.
WE have day 1 sushi
day2 baked or grilled
day 3 curry....
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Old 21-06-2010, 18:09   #5
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Fish tacos got me over my disdain of fish. Dry rubbed with Adobo seasoning and grilled over wood, in a warm corn tortilla, topped with shredded cabbage, sour cream, and tomato salsa. Hard to beat that. Aussies like it, too. I fed 3 Aussies fish tacos recently and they were loved by all.
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Old 21-06-2010, 18:23   #6
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Grilled whole served with chilis in a lite soy sauce and lime. You must first gouge out the eyes with your fingers and eat those because they taste like oysters and have the effect of Viagra!

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Old 21-06-2010, 18:27   #7
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1. Coat it with olive oil and lemmon pepper and broil it.
2. Put in into a fish stew. Potatoes, tomatoes, onion, fish and whatever other veggies and spices you like.
3. Curry (as suggested by annk above). I call mine "clean out the galley" curry. I just throw in whatever I have along with the fish. Peas, potatoes and mushrooms are good in curry.
4. Pan blackened, cajun style. You have to get the frying pan really hot. Fillet the fish. Heat peanut oil. Sprinkle the fish with cajun seasoning: the Paul Prudhomme "storebought" stuff is pretty good. Use tabasco if you like it spicy. Fry 2-3 minutes per side. Perfect for Drum or any firm fleshed ocean fish.
5. Stir fry, asian style. Soy sauce, ginger and whatever veggies you like. Also should be cooked fast on high heat. Add red pepper to make a "Szechuan style" stirfry if you like spicy. Asian dried black mushroom do not require refrigeration.
6. Ceviche. Cube the fish. Put the cubes in a plastic container with lemon or lime juice, vinegar, onions, capers (if you have any) and salt, pepper and a bay leaf. Put the container out in the sun for 3 hours. Eat.
7. Sashimi-- Just eat it raw when it is fresh caught. You'll learn to like it. You'll need soy sauce, picked ginger and wasabi mustard.
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I'm lazy, but I like fish so here's how I cook it:

- Get grill super hot. The devil himself should be in there.
- Toss on grill, wait one minute, close lid, open lid, flip, close lid, one minute, done.
- Serve with coconut or olive oil, and lime, mixed up. Just sort of drizzle it on top.
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Old 21-06-2010, 19:38   #9
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Start with prawns, then salmon, then fish. Baby steps.
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First, eat only the best fish. If it's not Mahi Mahi, Wahoo or Yellowfin Tuna, throw it back. Then, BBQ it over a very hot grill with olive oil and butter and don't over-cook. It doesn't get any better.
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Surveyor what fish is that one in the picture?

I like mine lightly dusted with flour, panfried in butter when done take out the fish, In the pan add butter, lemon juice, and worchestershire sauce, one third each, reduce it a bit then put the fish back in to warm up very good! AKA fish meuniere.

I like a simple ceviche, small cubes of fish, finely chopped onion, chopped cilantro, diced jalapeno or cayenne peppers, lime juice (Must be Key lime!) let sit in the fridge overnight eat on saltine crackers

We always carry wasabi and soy sauce for sashimi.

Caribbean Fish escabeche is one of my favorites, but it is a long process, makes even Kingfish delicious. if anyone would like the recipe pm me and I'll send it to you.
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fish cakes. take the fish leftovers, and mix one-to-one with bread crumbs. add a raw egg. season with dill, celery salt, and dried parsley, and maybe some oregano, according to taste. form into burger-size patties. Deep fry in peanut oil until crispy on the outside.

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Don't cook it. Just catch, slice, and eat...perhaps with some soy sauce and wasabi.
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Depending on raw or cooked ... enough wasabi or tartar sauce covers up a multitude of sins.
But then I like fish, so don't need much of either.
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i find that grilling or pan searing removes a lot of the fishy taste. but if done in galley you have the cooking smell to deal with .. better done on deck. lime or lemon juice are great additives along with tartar sauce. i like wahoo the best.

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