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Please help identify this fish so I can cook it!

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

HI, I went to a fish market this morning and bought this fish. Unfortunately I am not a fish expert and have fogotten what it is called and how to cook & clean it!!!

 

Could you please help identify this? Thanks a lot!

 

 

post #2 of 10

I can't tell what kind it is. Just treat it like any other fish. Filet it or cut into steaks. Keep seasonings light so they don't overwhelm the flavor. Lemon always goes with fish. Salt and pepper. Sear the steaks in a hot pan, stick under broiler or poach the whole fish in court bouillon. If you like it, go back and get another one. 

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

thanks for your advice. I am going to try cooking it now! Lets hope it comes out well. 

post #4 of 10

I'm going to say hake. But I'm not sure

post #5 of 10

Cod? Really hard to say without seeing the fins standing up

post #6 of 10

Not Cod - Hake gets my vote too.  I was thinking Pollack, but haven't seen a whole one in so long I forget what the head and skin look like.

 

Either way it's an ocean fish so if you fillet/skin it you can poach, or dust/dredge/dust and fry after portioning.  Make sure you pat the cuts dry before doin' the do. Oh and do add some bacon drippins' to the fry fat. 

post #7 of 10

Where do you live? What country?

 

dcarch

post #8 of 10

Some sort of trout.

 

mimi

post #9 of 10

I second the tout.

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
Oscar Wilde

 

 

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“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
Oscar Wilde

 

 

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post #10 of 10
Pacific trout.... Corvina.
Common catch 4-6 lbs.
This per the fisherman that I sleep with...... the CCA and Texas Parks and Wildlife attempted to cross with the spotted sea trout (specs) a few years back to increase size and hardiness.
No luck.
How did it taste?
Love the mild flesh.

mimi
Edited by flipflopgirl - 6/16/14 at 1:44pm
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