Recipes

Recipe – Yellowbelly fish cakes

I found a bit of yellowbelly (golden perch) in the freezer the other day and decided to make up a batch of fish cakes. They turned out really well, so I wanted to share the recipe. This recipe would work well with pretty much any kind of fish. Ingredients 400gr fish flesh (make sure you say FLESH like a viking…

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Fantastic Fried Fish in Furikake

I’ve just got back from a wonderful two-month trip overseas to Hawaii. Sunshine, surf and bikinis aside, there is a really interesting food culture to explore over there, with a mix of native Hawaiian, American, Korean, Portuguese and very prominent Japanese influences.  So while we have the classics like deep-fried whole fish and crumbed fish and some more creative techniques…

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Offshore, Recipes, Sustainability

Red rock cod, ocean perch and leatherjacket – the neglected reefies

It’s common when we’re fishing inshore to get fixated on so called ‘desirable’ species; the sand/tiger flathead and snapper, and to a lesser extent, redfish (nannygai) and blue morwong. However, a number of the other species we wind up from the depths seem to be neglected by anglers, either because they are perceived as rubbish fish or are seen to…

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Freshwater, Recipes

Catching and cooking a carp – part II

  In the first part of this crazy carp adventure, I looked at where to catch an ‘eating carp’ around Canberra.  The word on various fishing forums and social media was that they taste better with less of a muddy taste from flowing rivers  than from lakes.  If I was going to embark on this mission, I wanted to make sure the fish…

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Recipes, Sustainability

Eating ‘trash’ fish – mullet, slimy mackerel, yellowtail, leatherjacket and salmon

Countless times I’ve been walking along a bridge or wharf, checking out what people are catching, and seen them throwing back so-called ‘trash’ fish, in the hope of catching a bream, snapper, flathead or other such ‘desirable’ species. The fish that find their way back are often the slimy mackerel, yellowtail scad (yakkas), leatherjacket, mullet and salmon. While I love…

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Recipe: Thai fish cakes

This is one of my favourite recipes. Generally, recipes I like are the ones that are easy, don’t take long to prepare and cook, and always taste delicious. The other things I really like are flexibility and versatility, so this recipe definitely has it all. There are usually enough ingredients lying around to make it work, so don’t be afraid…

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Recipes, Trout

A cook on the wild side

As a fishing tourist, you don’t usually have the luxury of the creature comforts you are accustomed to back home. For example, having flown over to NZ recently to harass the resident populations of monster trout, I had no chilly bin <ahem> esky, no cutlery, and no pots and pans. Keeping and cooking fresh fish was going to be a…

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Recipes, Uncategorized

Sage abolone recipe

Next up in the blitz- abalone. If you frequent the South coast of NSW or the Victorian and Tasmanian coastlines regularly odds are you have dived for abalone. They are easy enough to collect and clean and in many areas are plentiful. At times, on some camping trips, its easy to forget they are a delicacy, they can become a…

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