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fungi2bwith



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Location: NE Hants
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 13 9:19 am    Post subject: Dogfish  Reply with quote    

I know that most people throw back dogfish as inedible, but I have a liking for them. Although they may not be the amazing taste sensation of mackeral or black bream (two of my favourites), they are nonetheless very good bread crumbed and fried. I also quite often put chunks in fish soups. However, I recently tried something different with dogfish, Thai fish cakes, and they were sensational. Amazing flavours and you can still taste the dogfish through the fragrant spices.

Anyone else use dogfish in other ways?

Garry

Spider



Joined: 17 Apr 2013
Posts: 129
Location: Rhondda Valleys....Welshland
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 13 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dogfish is one of my favourites but haven't had it for years. I used to dip it in beaten egg and flour and fry. Might be worth trying it in a fish pie with a topping of mash

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 13 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I caught a dozen of them off the rocks last week. They're a right pain, in as much as they slaughter the bait that's intended for more sort after species.
They are very sweet to eat and make a good substitute for scampi when dipped in batter and fried with breadcrumbs on them.

How many do you want, we have loads of them here.

Northern Boy



Joined: 04 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 13 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The Bristol Channel is only actually 10% water, the remaining 90% is dogfish. We've tried cooking them every which way and have always found the results to be.....modest......

One positive is you get a really good amount of meat for a pretty skinny fish.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 13 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cut steaks ,soak overnight in milk,poach til tender,dry,batter,deepfry

works for most sharky things

oldish chris



Joined: 14 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 13 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When a boy in North London, (circa 1960) the Fish'n'Chip shops used to sell it as "Rock Salmon".

(Wonder if you use it for shark-fin soup?)

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 13 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if its the sort of dogfish with the nice sandpapery skins, I'd love to barter for a few skins (just peel them off and salt them dry, I can deal with them from there), we use the skins when doing displays on prehistoric tools

Bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 13 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The skinning is a pain, hows about I just put a few in the post?

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 13 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if they'd get here before they go completely ick, I'm game!

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 13 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dogfish is lovely.

Slightly freaky that its still wriggling hours after its dead & even when skinned gutted & filleted it is still moving.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43965
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 13 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oldish chris wrote:
When a boy in North London, (circa 1960) the Fish'n'Chip shops used to sell it as "Rock Salmon".

(Wonder if you use it for shark-fin soup?)


Just 'Rock' now

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 13 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

brain dead by serious blunt force trauma and pithing with a spikey thing satisfies my kindness criteria even if dinner twitches after that

eels (and snakes)can be really spooky if very fresh and still moving while being fried in garlic butter cooked

Northern Boy



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 13 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
if they'd get here before they go completely ick, I'm game!


Seriously, if you want some, we can keep them next time we're out. If you're in S.Wales then it's no hassle to get them to you.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 13 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Northern Boy wrote:
sally_in_wales wrote:
if they'd get here before they go completely ick, I'm game!


Seriously, if you want some, we can keep them next time we're out. If you're in S.Wales then it's no hassle to get them to you.


yes please! We're in Mountain Ash, so between Pontypridd and Aberdare

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 13 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would have thought they would work ok in a fish curry?

I've not caught any, but released a couple caught up in old fishing tackle.

What would be a good way to catch them from a gently sloping, rocky beach? Simple running ledger and a bit of fish bait? I assume they don't go much for lures of any sort?

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