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Noodle Fish

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Just curious if anybody is familiar with using Noodle Fish. I got a pound freezer pack as a sample, so once it's thawed I am sort of committed! I have never used them before. Any tips? Swap them for elvers? Flash fry like calamari?
post #2 of 13

Noodle Fish, is it like a pin fish? Maybe bait?  Wouldn't be able to eat that.

Down here in Texas and Oklahoma a Noodle Fish is a big ole Hard Head Catfish caught be hand. Can definately eat that puppy!

 

Added note: My son says that he has had them in Calif. Deep Fried. He says the menu usually reads

Fried Silver Fish. Says it's a flavorless dish, needs a good sauce, girlfriend likes them because they don't taste like fish. Says they also make a pancake like egg foo yung sp?


Edited by panini - 7/7/15 at 7:46am
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post #3 of 13
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http://www.cfs.gov.hk/english/multimedia/multimedia_pub/multimedia_pub_fsf_42_01.html

I distant relative to smelt, from what I gather. No bones, only cartilage. I guess they puff up when fried ("seacharones"?).
post #4 of 13
If they're really bland as said, what about a light poach and serving with putanessca?
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@kingfarvito

Not for me. The only reason I make or eat puttanesca is for the explosion of flavors from the anchovies,olives and capers--followed by hot pepper:lips: 

 

I would pitch them if they have formaldehyde.

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post #6 of 13
I wasn't suggesting you make flavorless putanessca, just dying if the fish needs a good sauce that would be one to try.
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A place in town used to make a KILLER puttanesca. The couple that opened it sold out. Now they don't even have actual anchovies in the kitchen. We don't eat there much anymore.

 

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Originally Posted by kingfarvito View Post

I wasn't suggesting you make flavorless putanessca, just dying if the fish needs a good sauce that would be one to try.

Oh, ok, I understand where you were going with it.

but, I love that pungent, salty, fishy flavor. Maybe I'm part feline? I also really enjoy fresh anchovy and smelt.

I don't think the fish bait we're talking about has any flavor. I don't think you can get them fresh. I personally would not go out of my way to eat noodle fish in anything.

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Oh, ok, I understand where you were going with it.
but, I love that pungent, salty, fishy flavor. Maybe I'm part feline? I also really enjoy fresh anchovy and smelt.
I don't think the fish bait we're talking about has any flavor. I don't think you can get them fresh. I personally would not go out of my way to eat noodle fish in anything.

I understand that completely man. One of my personal favorite dishes is a couple of sardines boned out from the back and stuffed with olives, lemon, capers, and concasse tomatoes. Toss the whole thing on the grill, amazing.
post #10 of 13
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Well, if these guys are at all like smelts bland is not a concern. Might thaw out overnight and play tomorrow. No sign of embalming fluid!
post #11 of 13

Smelts just dusted in seasoned flour and deep fried - fish flavored french fries. Sauce as you desire.

 

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Yeah, if these little fellows work out like that, I would be pretty happy.
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I'm thinking they are more like silver fish than smelt.

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