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YouTube - Cutting of Blowfish (Fugu) in Japan

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Never had fugu.

And that was a pretty thick spine on that knife. Must be using a 0 edge bevel on it.
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Cummon guys, it's a good tutorial on how to filet fish.
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What: no plastic green leafy thing? I won't eat it then!
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I've never filleted a fish that kept trying to puff up after the tail, fins and head were removed!

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Man it's pretty gross IMO, especially the part where he shows you the innards and they're still "alive."
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I thought it was very cool,something I will share with my students actually.
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Brad cuts Fugu with his eyes closed! Now that's a Chef!:chef::D
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I love sushi & sashimi. I have not had the opportunity to try puffer fish. I like to some day. I am fairly adventurous with food.
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I wouldn't mind trying fugu at least once. I don't think you've lived till you have eaten a food that could possibly kill you (regardless of the results. :smoking:)

Past that, I ended up browsing farther and found a video of them cutting up huge tuna. I was enamored by the size of the knives they have to use to get those puppies apart.
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From what I understand other than the Japanese love of raw fish, the meat contains traces of the poison giving the tongue a nice tingle. When I was but a lad we would catch blowfish in the Chesapeake. Other than the fact that they were really cute in a bizarre sort of way, we would dredge the tails where the meat was and fry them. Sort of like drummettes. After having that :lips: raw doesn't thrill me as much.
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post #12 of 24
What really surprised me the most about the video was how much work it took to take the head off of that small fish. That must be a toughly structured fish not to mention the delicacy and accuracy required of fugu butchering.

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I heard of many people in Korea dying from this. I guess for this you must go to an expensive restaurant where the chef knows what he's doing.
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No thank you. :eek:

Then there are the ethical questions of preparing a creature that is still living. I believe this is called "vivisection". My faith would consider this cruelty to a living thing. I saw a similar demonstration with eel (pike eel maybe) on Iron Chef Japan some years ago. In fact, it was the first battle I ever saw on that show. It took me a while to be convinced that wasn't the usual type of thing I'd see there, though.
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Whoa! Nice use of colour and fonts Mezz! I knew there was fire in there! ;)

I think once the head is cut off, the thing is DEAD. It may have residual nerve activity, but I'm pretty confident it's in fishy heaven by then.
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I try not to get carried away, Anneke!
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post #17 of 24
Somebody get the crazy lady some chamomille!


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post #18 of 24
Before I "stick my neck out" I'll have to really look around for a chef with a history of doing it well. I heard you have to sign a waver before they prepare it ;)
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There's something wrong with this board censoring links for newcomers... I don't even have links on my post. Let me try again in reply to Dirk:

Please do extensive research.. it's your life. I wouldn't mind dying while skydiving because of parachute failures, but dying in a restaurant intentionally eating poisonous fish? That would be ridiculous and I wouldn't want people to remember my death like that.
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Gooood point. And taken :D
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I got salmonella from a street vendor once. No fun! :D
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How is dying eating a potentially dangerous fish any more ridiculous than jumping out of a plane? :look::rolleyes: Seems to me the fish is a better bet!
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If I were to eat Fugu I'd probably pretend like it's my last meal. Go all out! :)
post #24 of 24
True, food poisoning sucks. I got it once.

but more the point, I think that doesn't fall into the "food that could potentially kill you" category as I intended it.

What I mean was you haven't lived until you eat a food that literally has a "Tag" attached to it that says: "This could kill you outright possibly. Eat at your own risk."

Now the death isn't from illness, but more from the fact of what animal the item came from.

I guess I just enjoy the idea of eating something that could possibly kill me.
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