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Old 05-08-2022, 10:40   #46
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looks like a trigger fish. queen trigger fish very tasty.
I think we had that covered already.
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Trigger fish. They are good to eat but skin is very tough making a sharp knife required for cleaning.
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Trigger fish. They are good to eat but skin is very tough making a sharp knife required for cleaning.
I think we had that covered already
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Triggerfish are among the most tasty fishes.

Do NOT fillet them. Do not skin them. Gut them, and throw them on the fire. When cooked, just pull the meat from the skeleton. Best eaten with hands, not fork and knife.
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A few more cooking details: We did this the last time we caught a big trigger (in the Florida Keys), it was a 5 lb fish.



(1) Gut them, remove the gills (2) Leave the head on (3) Cut deep slits in the sides (2in apart) 'cross wise' from the top fin to the belly (3) Pack the slits with sliced lemon, garlic, your favorite herbs, salt (4) Cover with tomatoes from a can (chopped or puree) Bake until a a meat thermometer reads 165F-170 at the backbone.


The cooked skin does peel right off as indicated earlier, the 'slits' allow flavor to seep in. Very white flaky flesh, not too fishy.



They were delicious.
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A few more cooking details: We did this the last time we caught a big trigger (in the Florida Keys), it was a 5 lb fish.



(1) Gut them, remove the gills (2) Leave the head on (3) Cut deep slits in the sides (2in apart) 'cross wise' from the top fin to the belly (3) Pack the slits with sliced lemon, garlic, your favorite herbs, salt (4) Cover with tomatoes from a can (chopped or puree) Bake until a a meat thermometer reads 165F-170 at the backbone.


The cooked skin does peel right off as indicated earlier, the 'slits' allow flavor to seep in. Very white flaky flesh, not too fishy.



They were delicious.
Thanks so much that sounds very tasty, we did not have the chance again but will try to get one soon.

Thanks everyone else once more. Great comments.
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fwiw, you can cook the fillets skin side down, and the cooked flesh comes away easily. They are even good plain. We used to make fish tacos with them, but that requires a taste for salsa fresca (fresh chopped ripe tomatoes, minced white onion, lime juice, minced jalapeno pepper to taste, salt or garlic salt, if desired).

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Yes very good eating but watch out for the teeth they will take a piece out of you if you are not careful. Triggerfish/ leather jacket type, few bones leathery skin no scales, cut off head and peel skin delish.
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A few more cooking details: We did this the last time we caught a big trigger (in the Florida Keys), it was a 5 lb fish.



(1) Gut them, remove the gills (2) Leave the head on (3) Cut deep slits in the sides (2in apart) 'cross wise' from the top fin to the belly (3) Pack the slits with sliced lemon, garlic, your favorite herbs, salt .
Thatís how they prepare fish on Kayangel, then onto the grill. Best fish Iíve ever eaten. The women laughed hysterically because I could not stop eating even long after full. Most peoples just throw triggers on the grill, and theyíre fine that way too. But your method is superb.
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Hi, we are at anchor in a bay at the west end of the Spanish northern coast.
There are lots of fish underneath the boat.

The ones that nibble on the hulls often flattish, tiny teeth, strong Jaws. About 30cm long.

Are they edible? Looks like an easy catch. The water is crystal clear?

I'm very inexperienced when it comes to fishing. So I do not know the species.

Maybe someone knows?Attachment 261939

Irrespective of wordly perspectives:

ANY fish that have scales AND fins are given to humans as food. Irrespective of color, look or other attributes, they are good for food.

EVERY other sea creatures , are edible, poisonous or not, but is not given to His children as food.

Thus, all depending on what side of the fence you choose to stand.

Catch one, check for scales - because fins they have, and if they are not protected species, eat away.
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Irrespective of wordly perspectives:

ANY fish that have scales AND fins are given to humans as food. Irrespective of color, look or other attributes, they are good for food.

EVERY other sea creatures , are edible, poisonous or not, but is not given to His children as food.

Thus, all depending on what side of the fence you choose to stand.

Catch one, check for scales - because fins they have, and if they are not protected species, eat away.
Rubbish. Donít follow this. The roe of the gar is poisonous. And of course Fugu. Not all fish should be eaten. Beyond that of course are locally dangerous fishes.
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Rubbish. Donít follow this. The roe of the gar is poisonous. And of course Fugu. Not all fish should be eaten. Beyond that of course are locally dangerous fishes.
Don't worry, I won't :-)
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