Rig (Lemon fish)

Discussion in 'Game Cooking and Recipes' started by Munsey, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. MightyBoosh

    MightyBoosh Well-Known Member

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    Snapper are awesome fish. Good fighters and take a lure, so no stinky bait fishing for me. While they may not be at the very top of the list for good eating, they are certainly up there. Breaded, fried in butter, kokonda, baked, smoked etc. All good!

    I could catch more kingies if I put my mind to it, but they are not as versatile in the kitchen.

    Blue cod/JD/gurnard are certainly the top tier of inshore species as far as eating goes, but a bit boring to catch.

    A nice snapper from Sunday. My inexperienced fishing buddy was happy!

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  2. R93

    R93 Well-Known Member

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    I personally have never caught snapper during the winter as I only try to target them in the warmer months but our best diving and fishing on the coast is in June-July imo.
    Caught everything bar salmon, snaps and marlin.... Yup there is marlin in the Haast region.

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  3. gonetropo

    gonetropo Well-Known Member

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    steak should not be cooked, just sealed. for every inch of thickness it needs 10 seconds a side. thats it !! i want to hear it go moo when i put the knife in
     
  4. R93

    R93 Well-Known Member

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    Spot on. If I ever order steak at a restaurant I always get funny looks when I say very rare. I want to have to shoot it again when it arrives[emoji16]

    The last steak I had while out was in Masterdon. They mucked up the cooking a bit but it was easily the best steak I remember having paid for anywhere.

    Right up there with what we get off the farm.


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  5. 7mmwsm

    7mmwsm Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I knew that. Just thought you coasters might have actually tried dolphin.
    Mahi mahi is over rated in my book. Have had them, Puka and Gem fish on a plate at the same time and would rate them Gemfish, Puka then Mahi in that order.
     
  6. R93

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    Na only eaten a few Hector dolphins.... Nothing to rave about[emoji16]

    Never tried Mahi Mahi but hear it is good raw?
    I love raw fish especially tuna and salmon.

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  7. 7mmwsm

    7mmwsm Well-Known Member

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    Mahi mahi is nice, and the way everyone was raving I was expecting to wet my pants when I tried one. But nothing happened. Just tasted like fish.
     
  8. Sarvo

    Sarvo Well-Known Member

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    Ahh Mahi Mahi - we tried that just recently in Tahiti
    On Moorea Island actually - cooked by a local in a little side road cafe - beautifully cooked with local Beer and - yes very nice Fish
     
  9. gonetropo

    gonetropo Well-Known Member

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    hectors dolphin is ok, sort of 1/2 way between brown spotted kiwi and tuatara
     
  10. Gibo

    Gibo Sending it

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    We cooked up some smaller ones last season while at mayor island, just fillets in butter. I think i near messed my pants up
    They are amazing fish though, colours and agro levels are of the chart
     
  11. Munsey

    Munsey GSP Mad

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    [​IMG] sweet & sour fish . Wasn't to shabby at all

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  12. veitnamcam

    veitnamcam Almost literate.

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    For me it goes deep sea fish eating quality

    ...Gemfish/Bluenose Tied first, White Warehou second Orange roughy/patagonian toothfish 3rd..... This is all cooked but in another catagory I guess you have to have raw and bluefin is right up there....not fussed on it cooked

    Inshore fish Turbot firstplace JohnDory second (never caught either of them myself on a rod) Blue cod third and snapper/gurnard/yellowbelly and greenback flounders 4th equal as good catches are different times of year here.
    Raw the top loin of fresh kahawai is bloody hard to beat and pannie snapper raw in a chevichi (spelling?) is bloody good also.
     
  13. Munsey

    Munsey GSP Mad

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    Forgot it was a" Run Night " Im training buddy for my daughter , she's training for upcoming football Tournament . I scoffed all that and some , including 3 Coronas . Then got the call up , completely forgotten . No pain no gain they say :sick:
     

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