Noodle Fish

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  1. allanmcpherson

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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?
     
  2. panini

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    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?
     
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  3. allanmcpherson

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    If they're really bland as said, what about a light poach and serving with putanessca?
     
  5. panini

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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/img/vbsmilies/smilies/licklips.gif  

    I would pitch them if they have formaldehyde.
     
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  6. kingfarvito

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

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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.

    mjb.
     
  8. panini

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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.
     
  9. kingfarvito

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    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.
     
  10. allanmcpherson

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

    mjb.
     
  12. allanmcpherson

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    Yeah, if these little fellows work out like that, I would be pretty happy.
     
  13. panini

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    I'm thinking they are more like silver fish than smelt.