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NorCal Underwater Hunters Discussion => Favorite Recipes => Topic started by: WildernessMedic on October 19, 2017, 08:45:21 AM

Title: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: WildernessMedic on October 19, 2017, 08:45:21 AM
Does anyone have some unique recipes for ling or rockfish? I still like shooting them, but most of them get given away after every dive. Looking at ling and rockfish as table fare aren't even appealing anymore. I'm tired of fish and chips, baked over rice, fish soup, and fish tacos.

Still loving yellowtail. Endless possibilities of sushi with it but I feel like there isn't anything different or new to try with NorCal fish.
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: the_derek on October 19, 2017, 08:54:13 AM
Does anyone have some unique recipes for ling or rockfish? I still like shooting them, but most of them get given away after every dive. Looking at ling and rockfish as table fare aren't even appealing anymore. I'm tired of fish and chips, baked over rice, fish soup, and fish tacos.

Still loving yellowtail. Endless possibilities of sushi with it but I feel like there isn't anything different or new to try with NorCal fish.

sad to say gio, I'm in the same boat... or kayak...
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: DG on October 19, 2017, 09:09:44 AM
Start targeting octopus or Halibut and you can spread out the time between eating RF and lings.  Or just move to So Cal or Mexico until you get tired of their fish. 


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Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: Chet on October 19, 2017, 09:12:51 AM
This thing happens.
I thought the same about RF, then I catch salmon all of a sudden my mind changes. Salmon is the best fish so far, then I start to catch more salmon I eat 3-4 times a week. now I get tired of salmon.
If you stop eating RF for a couple months, you will love it again.

This happens to lobsters and crabs too.
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: DG on October 19, 2017, 10:15:56 AM
This happens to lobsters and crabs too.
My wife swears she won’t get tired of lobster so I guess I better plan some more trips. 
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: the_derek on October 19, 2017, 10:47:01 AM
This happens to lobsters and crabs too.
My wife swears she won’t get tired of lobster so I guess I better plan some more trips.

If you need a dive buddy, just let me know :)
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: Tez on October 19, 2017, 11:18:36 AM

This happens to lobsters and crabs too.

True.  I've never had too much lobster, but went gangster on some crabs last season to the point of getting sick of them.  Never thought that was possible, but too much of anything will do it I guess. 
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: BigJim on October 19, 2017, 12:25:32 PM
Have you tried using the RF/Lings for your sushi recipes? After freezing...not sure how texture would be...haven't froze RF or Lings in years...

Or ceviche...

I did some sheep smoked the other day and while it didn't turn out perfect I think my buddy and I can tweak the recipe and make it pretty good...could try smoking RF/Lings/Cabs as well?

With bigger RF or Lings or cabs the collars grilled kama style and dipped in a ponzu sauce is a refreshing change...

I've also been taking the scaled belly meat of bigger Verms and lightly breading and frying...sounds weird but turns out really good...

With a few of the butts I got this year I did them piccata style with a recipe fuzz gave me and it was super easy and they turned out really good...

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/fish-piccata-recipe-1923443 (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/fish-piccata-recipe-1923443)

Or just switch it up like folks said above and maybe you'll get your taste back for it?

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: ryang85 on October 19, 2017, 01:25:00 PM
Time for the  good ol Norwegian Cheese Cod

i hate buying food so i have to deal with eating terrible food everyday like endless deer backstrap, porcinis and fresh fish.
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: DG on October 19, 2017, 01:50:35 PM
Time for the  good ol Norwegian Cheese Cod

i hate buying food so i have to deal with eating terrible food everyday like endless deer backstrap, porcinis and fresh fish.
Lutefisk it is. 
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: DG on October 19, 2017, 02:18:39 PM
Don’t you have to actually be able to shoot one first?
Ouch. 

Don’t worry Ryan you are seeing the Verm now.  Come on up and we can target the reds for a day. 
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: ryang85 on October 19, 2017, 03:51:20 PM
Time for the  good ol Norwegian Cheese Cod

i hate buying food so i have to deal with eating terrible food everyday like endless deer backstrap, porcinis and fresh fish.
Don’t you have to actually be able to shoot one first?
No i let everyone else shoot them and i take all the meat since i  skin them and have the big freezers,

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Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: Road Runner on October 19, 2017, 05:55:56 PM
I'm always looking for new creative recipes.

Below are some things I have been experimenting with lately and looking for recipes:
If anyone has any recipes along the lines listed above post em' up!
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: ryang85 on October 19, 2017, 07:28:30 PM
I'm always looking for new creative recipes.

Below are some things I have been experimenting with lately and looking for recipes:
  • Smoked ling, RF or abalone. Spicy / peppered or sweet.
  • Ling / rock fish sushi rolls (Cooked fish).
  • Various RF/Ling pastas
If anyone has any recipes along the lines listed above post em' up!
Lingcod and scallops mixed in fetechini Alfredo is killer, crab works well also

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Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: the_derek on October 20, 2017, 12:42:53 PM
Don’t you have to actually be able to shoot one first?
Ouch. 

Don’t worry Ryan you are seeing the Verm now.  Come on up and we can target the reds for a day.

When is this red day ?  ;D
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: DG on October 20, 2017, 12:46:13 PM

When is this red day ?  ;D
You want to be invited? 

Not this weekend so probably first good day after Abalone season closes.

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Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: mtitch12 on October 20, 2017, 02:40:52 PM

You want to be invited? 

Not this weekend so probably first good day after Abalone season closes.


I'm in!  ;D if you guys want some more company that is... haha

Ceviche is my go to when I get tired of cooked RF
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: the_derek on October 20, 2017, 03:16:00 PM

When is this red day ?  ;D
You want to be invited? 

Not this weekend so probably first good day after Abalone season closes.


Na, I just want Ryan to get some.. I would not want to shoot any that he might want :)
Title: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: DG on October 20, 2017, 04:45:41 PM

Na, I just want Ryan to get some.. I would not want to shoot any that he might want
You are full of crap.  Guess we will just have to find a school of red so everyone can get one. 
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: ryang85 on October 20, 2017, 07:13:59 PM

Na, I just want Ryan to get some.. I would not want to shoot any that he might want
You are full of crap.  Guess we will just have to find a school of red so everyone can get one.
I told you about that ling chomping on my rockfish down in carmel like a year ago, so any red or ling over 15 pounds you see is reserved for me haha.

Its only been 2 years of searching, im about to take a can of red spray paint to a big black and let it go, then shoot it again amd call it good.


Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: dogpaddle on October 20, 2017, 08:21:28 PM

When is this red day ?  ;D
You want to be invited? 

Not this weekend so probably first good day after Abalone season closes.

https://instagram.com/p/BaeyTo3jHhH/
So are you saying we need a zodiac to do this dive safely?
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: dank on October 22, 2017, 08:27:05 AM
Jim’s suggestions are good ones, especially regarding smoking. Smoked fish, while delicious on its own, is like an entirely different ingredient. Try making a smoked fish salad and eat it with potatoes or as a sandwich.

Also, I’ve found it best to scale the fish and leave the skin when smoking so the subcutaneous fat melts into the flesh.

Other suggestions I have would be to check out the fish ball recipe I posted a while back. That’s a really good one either in soup or pan fried.

Scandinavian style fish balls are almost identical but have a different flavor profile.

I usually look towards Scandinavian recipes and various types of Chinese preparations when it comes to trying new fish recipes. The variety there is pretty much infinite.

There’s also the classic Sicilian recipe of spaghetti with sardines, fennel and breadcrumbs (and sometimes raisins). Just substitute the sardines with whatever you catch. I like this one a lot and it’s a quick preparation.

I wish there was an oily fish that we could land regularly. I love oily fish.

Finally, once the annual mussel quarantine is lifted soon you can eat those to your heart’s content. Easy to capture, too!




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Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: hamachijohn on October 22, 2017, 04:48:32 PM
How about stir fry with garlic sauce, or black bean sauce? Add a veggie in there (mushrooms), and over rice... You can get different flavors by doing different sauces... but I'm guessing you've already done that.
Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: Liveclean on October 23, 2017, 03:48:16 AM
Between the Oregon monster rock fish and my endless stringers in Monterey (I am not shooting anymore until I empty them
Out of the freezer) my family is officially burned on the Rocks. Some good ideas in here. Glad that crab season is coming and that me and DG found some pig lobsters on Poseidon's Assassin!


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Title: Re: I'm burned out on NorCal fish
Post by: chopper on October 23, 2017, 07:54:12 AM
Some great suggestions in here. On the smoking front I've used mine to make ling jerky -- just slice it a little thinner so  you can get it to dry out and be chewy. Love it.

Cheers,
Brad