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2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Poll

What's the best tasting rockfish?

Black
7 (7%)
Blue
6 (6%)
Brown
0 (0%)
China
14 (14%)
Copper
3 (3%)
Gopher
1 (1%)
Grass
4 (4%)
Kelp
3 (3%)
Olive
3 (3%)
Vermilion
38 (38%)
Another
4 (4%)
They all taste the same to me
17 (17%)

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Anyone ever try sashimi perch?  (no? there is a reason) When I lived in Japan I once tried a little sashimi CARP!  (don't ask....)

an old Phillipino friend, actually as he put it a Mexipino, ate barred perch raw all the time and never seemed any worse for it. 

and I agree, greenlings are great.
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Raw abalone is really good.


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Northern Boy you are probably right about the worms.  OK, I meant from a pure taste perspective.

Anytime we say a fish is best for deep frying or smoking or sweet-and-sour, it probably means it's a shitty eating fish.  You are admitting the flavor needs to be cranked up by adding fat or strong flavor.  If you would happily broil the thing and just have it with a little lemon, minimal flavor added, it means its probably pretty tasty.  That is where greenlings, cab and lings rule.  I think sturgeon is a fish that is tasty on its own or smoked so that's an exception.  IMHO!

Would you smoke a halibut?  aha...   


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Northern Boy you are probably right about the worms.  OK, I meant from a pure taste perspective.

Anytime we say a fish is best for deep frying or smoking or sweet-and-sour, it probably means it's a shitty eating fish.  You are admitting the flavor needs to be cranked up by adding fat or strong flavor.  If you would happily broil the thing and just have it with a little lemon, minimal flavor added, it means its probably pretty tasty.  That is where greenlings, cab and lings rule.  I think sturgeon is a fish that is tasty on its own or smoked so that's an exception.  IMHO!

Would you smoke a halibut?  aha...   


I see, you're saying greenlings taste great just broiled  w/lemon?


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Northern Boy you are probably right about the worms.  OK, I meant from a pure taste perspective.

Anytime we say a fish is best for deep frying or smoking or sweet-and-sour, it probably means it's a shitty eating fish.  You are admitting the flavor needs to be cranked up by adding fat or strong flavor.
 

Pete I'm working up a resentment here with your comments about deep frying. Despite BLOTY aspirations, I am hooked on the fish and chips concept. A bland fish tastes better deep fried, and a tasty fish even tastier deep fried.

Please refrain from dissing my italian bread crumb/deep fried rockfish (or halibut, or salmon, or ling cod etc)

2d favorite for me?  Wrapping it up in bacon then dredging in BBQ sauce berore grilling.  Wish I had cooked my sturgeon that way.  haha

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Sorry Allen.  I know these things get emotional!  I love deep-fried fish.  Halibut and salmon are great as fish and chips.  That is not my point.  The point is, if that is the ONLY way you can eat a fish, if you would not just lightly pan fry it, but you really need to dunk it in BBQ sauce or deep fry, then it probably ain't as tasty as one that you would!  No harm meant...


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Last week I made greenling piccata w/capers. Fan-friggin-tastic!
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Anyone ever try sashimi perch?  (no? there is a reason) When I lived in Japan I once tried a little sashimi CARP!  (don't ask....)

an old Phillipino friend, actually as he put it a Mexipino, ate barred perch raw all the time and never seemed any worse for it. 


THAT....is freakin' gnarly!!!  Raw Perch???  I love Sushi as much as the next Volvo-Driving-Latte-Sipping-Santa-Monica-Hangin'-Liberal but I gots to draw the line somewheres!!!

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I too take exception to the deep frying diss, Pete.  I don't eat "shitty tasting fish".  :smt002  I love deep frying because of the crispy coating, and the milder the fish the better.  Some may see that as a waste, but I deep fry the very freshest as well as freezer fish.  Yum!   :smt007

If you're hanging on the beach for the day or camping out you can cook fish or ab or even spam however you want to and it'll taste great - it's the sun, the exercise, the beer, the Good Times that influence the taste out there. 

Don't get me wrong, I love a lightly spiced fresh ling filet with some rice, veggies and wine, I just like deep frying and swilling beer better!   :smt003
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Don't get me wrong, I love a lightly spiced fresh ling filet with some rice, veggies and wine, I just like deep frying and swilling beer better!   :smt003

I have to side with Peteb, even if he kicked me out of the Brotherhood of Pokepolers.

I think his point is; would you love a lightly spiced perch filet with some rice, veggies and wine?

I wouldn't call rockfish or perch "shitty", but I think his point is they can't "stand up on their own", they need to be deep fried or cooked in some way that "helps". We've tried rockfish in a variety of dishes and it hasn't really been good unless it's been deep fried or grilled and put in taco's. It's not bad, it's just a little bland. Vermilion might be an exception. Halibut or tuna taco's would be a waste no?


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That is it, Northern Man. 

Deep frying makes a great fish better, I think we all agree.  So let's agree to agree.  Actually, a great recipe for some of the less-firm rockfish species is baking the fillets in a casserole dish with tomatoes, onion, garlic, parsley, sage, rosemary, olive oil and white wine.  Absolutely killer.  Maybe I should share my late father's recipe for killer rockfish chowder too.  I love rockies; there are just some I love best. 

BTW, the Pokepole Brotherhood welcomes you back at any time, except we just learned we bet the Brotherhood's retirement fund on BBB syndicated sub-prime swaptions, and well, we're living on fish for a while.  Seriously now.   And I also never picked up my free poke-pole....


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If I get a rockfish fillet that is thick enough, I like to throw it on top of veggies in the steamer for the last 5 minutes or so.  Then eat it all on top of rice with just a few splashes of soy sauce. 

I think that's the purest way I eat rockfish.

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Friend gifted me some perch freshly caught off of a nearby beach.  I grilled it whole after evisceration.  Sad to say the best part was the eyeballs, it was all downhill after that!  Very soft texture.  Would have to be fried or something in order to make it table fare.

Like, steaming would be out of the question, too mushy, right?


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Perch ceviche is meant to be good...

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