April 2015 Challenge: Seafood

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  1. koukouvagia

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    All the critters of the sea! We've had a fish challenge but there is a whole underwater world of yummies that need the spotlight now. All creatures that live in the water are welcome!

     
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  2. joyo

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    Just so I'm clear on this; it is both fresh and saltwater critters?
     
  3. teamfat

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    Yum! Will post a couple of favorites soon, as well as think of something I have never prepared before.

    mjb.
     
  4. koukouvagia

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    Freshwater should be fine.
     
  5. genemachine

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    Nice, nice - got all I need for my first entry tomorrow or on saturday.
     
  6. mike9

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    With Greek Easter coming this should be fun - good call KK
     
  7. ordo

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    With this dish from last year i'll beat everybody. This challenge is mine at any cost!

    Paella de mariscos

    Click the pick for the large version

     
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  8. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    The wife and I are feeling a little under the weather today, but it was a bright, warm, sunny day for April, in Wisconsin so I wanted something healthy, satisifying and easy on the stomach so I whipped up this Japanese inspired fish soup (no claims to being authentic in any way.  Made my own Dashi, seasoned it with Mirin and soy sauce. I then poached carrots, daikon, shiitakes, shrimp and tilapia (the only semi firm white fleshed fish I could find at the grocery store since I didn't have time to shop around) in the dashi added cooked soba noodles and ladeled into bowls.  Garnished with green onions and re-hydrated seaweed (forgot it in my first bowl and by the time I remembered it was too dark in the kitchen for a good picture).


    So not only do I have fish, and other sea creatures, I have sea vegetation also!!!!  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
     
  9. genemachine

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    Oh, I have some squid preparations that will get you, ordo

    IA! IA! Cthulhu ftaghn!

     
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    I'm waiting you Gene.

     
  11. teamfat

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    I bought this for our kitties yesterday. Does it count?

     
  12. lagom

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    Doesn't suprise me st all you're familar with Lovecraft cooking Gene.
     
  13. genemachine

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    Hey, if gator qualifies as "living in the water", I can bring some muskrat to the table, too. They are actually good eatin'... Have to contact my hunting friends
     
  14. lagom

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    Ive cooked a few muskrats in my youth. What in gods name do you do to them to make them tasty?
     
  15. genemachine

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    Clean away the fat, treat it like rabbit. It's nothing I have eaten often, but in general, I found the taste of the ones I had here roughly like a bit gamey wild rabbit. Not bad. Mustard sauce, fine dish.
     
  16. mike9

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    Muskrats are good, but like a lot of wild game you need to remove some glands from the body.  Some are on the back, some on the legs, I forget where they are on muskrats, but they don't call them Musk-Rats for nothing - tasty little critters when done right.

    The musk glands are by the tail - had to consult the oracle it's been that long.
     
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    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    Great Topic!
     
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    Alligator tail to me has the consistency of cubed cooked veal. It's pretty good if served with some kinds of sauces
     
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    Ed have you been to Gatorland?  I know at the old one they made smoked BBQ gator ribs that are just delicious.
     
  20. french fries

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    Beautiful as usual ordo! ... I just HAD to respond to that with my own Paella de mariscos y pollo: /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif

     
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