February 2014 - Fish Challenge

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  1. helloitslucas

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    Hello everyone!

    I think everyone did an amazing job in the potato challenge. It was really fun for me to see what you can do with the humble potato. I know I learned a lot of new ideas and dishes from everyones submissions!

    After thinking about what this month's challenge would be, I decided it would be...FISH. Fried, battered, raw, smoked or any other way you can think of. I am excited to see everyone's submissions!

    Thank you @teamfat  and happy February!


    (Note: To clear up a few inquiries, the challenge is just for fish, not all seafood.)
     
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  2. genemachine

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    Ohhh... this will be good. My fishmonger will be rather happy this month, I guess. Too bad that trout are not in season here, so I can't fish some myself. If lucky, maybe I can get a pike....
     
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  3. teamfat

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    Nice - there were a number of dishes in the potato challenge which included fish.  I've already got a few things in mind for this one.

    mjb.
     
  4. kaneohegirlinaz

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    *sigh* fresh fish *sigh* how I long for you!

    but what was that? RAW FISH?  It's on!  Can you say sashimi?
     
  5. genemachine

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    Only if I also can say "getting my grubby hands on real wasabi"....
     
  6. kaneohegirlinaz

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    @GeneMachine  there's a market here in AZ called AJ's and I've seen the real-deal Wasabi Root, but never had the guts to try it.

    It was HUGE!  and spendy too.
     
  7. teamfat

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    Been a while since I've worked with octopus.

    mjb.
     
  8. kaneohegirlinaz

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    ... I have a TAKO in the deep freeze...
     
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  9. genemachine

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    I actually do have a source here, too. And I did try it. It is worth it, definitely. It's a two and a half hour drive one way to the market though... I might still do it for this challenge, since my girlfriend is hugely into Japanese cuisine and we are considering a joint sushi project for this challenge :)
     
  10. teamfat

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    I think I just figured out the menu for Valentine's Day dinner.  And it involves something that lives in the water.

    mjb.
     
  11. kaiquekuisine

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    YUS!! My father has 2 lakes where he raises Tilapia XD. Free fish for me... /img/vbsmilies/smilies/peace.gif  
     
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  12. kaiquekuisine

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    Ill also get the Challenge started with a classic dish i suppose /img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif. 

    Salmon en Croute w/ Sauteed Brussel Sprouts and Hollandaise


    wish the lighting was better lol... XD 
     
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  13. teamfat

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    No one has asked yet, but you should make it clear at the beginning - does "fish" include mussels, scallops, crab, squid, etc. ?

    mjb.
     
  14. phatch

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    I snapped this as I was setting up a Hot Pot for Chinese New Year last night. 


    The top plate has scallops, squid and fishballs. I've also got some tofu, pork, zucchini, spinach, bean sprouts, and some specialty bok choy leaves as well as some dipping sauces. 
     
  15. ordo

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    That table is to die for Patch. Beautiful.
     
  16. helloitslucas

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    Nope, just fish not all seafood. :) Thanks for pointing that out. I edited the original post to make that clear.
     
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    Well, the fish balls alone will have to count.
    That's a fish ball on top of the finishing soup from the hot pot.
     
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    To start of my submissions, this is from awhile ago, but it's a salmon tartar with quick pickled cucumbers and soft boiled quail eggs.
     
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    The fishing season isn't open yet, so I am going to have to buy some. Still got monk fish in the freezer and we have a tilapia farm next door.......
     
  20. genemachine

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    Same here. Technically, I could go for pike or pike-perch, but most of the fishing clubs who control access to the good spots won't allow anything. After all, the trout, which are protected at this time, can hardly guess that my bait is intended for pike-perch and not for them.

    I can get absolutely fresh farmed trout, carp and samlet, though. And I have a kick-ass fishmonger right on my way to work.