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Post by flcracker » Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:10 am

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Salted, dried mullet roe. [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif] =:e :ber

If you don't like anchovies, kippers, or sardines, then you have not evolved enough to know the extacy of this ancient method of preserving fish eggs. It's not for everyone, and unless you are willing to either make your own or pay $50-$100/lb, you will never understand. [-( [smilie=033.gif]

But if you sprinkle a tablespoon of grated bottarga over a bowl of pasta with nothing else but olive oil and garlic, you will have a taste of fisherman's heaven. [smilie=cheers1.gif]
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Post by Big_Mike » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:45 am

flcracker wrote:Image

Salted, dried mullet roe. [smilie=pdt_xtremez_30.gif] =:e :ber

If you don't like anchovies, kippers, or sardines, then you have not evolved enough to know the extacy of this ancient method of preserving fish eggs. It's not for everyone, and unless you are willing to either make your own or pay $50-$100/lb, you will never understand. [-( [smilie=033.gif]

But if you sprinkle a tablespoon of grated bottarga over a bowl of pasta with nothing else but olive oil and garlic, you will have a taste of fisherman's heaven. [smilie=cheers1.gif]
I tried bottarga in Mobile, AL and it was delicious.

I then tried the fried mullet roe at the same place and it was disgusting. It had a tinge of spoiled fish flavor to it that I could not stomach. There aren't many things that I won't eat and I'll try just about anything once, the fried roe (whether it was bad or not) is off my list after that experience.
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Post by captain steinbrenner » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:08 am

Fried roe from grouper or snapper is better than caviar. =:e
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Post by Big_Mike » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:50 am

I've never tried frying grouper or snapper roe, I've eaten their roe salted and baked and also on sushi and it was delicious.

Do you bread a deep fry like normal? salt it first?

Should fried mullet roe have a slightly foul flavor?

I absolutely love smoking mullet, I use a brown sugar brine mix before smoking them. It's like crack for the pallet and it keeps in the freezer for a bit.
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Post by ipscscott » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:23 am

People eat that? On purpose? :-o

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Post by P5 guy » Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:12 pm

captain steinbrenner wrote:Fried roe from grouper or snapper is better than caviar. =:e
Shad roes beat snot out of them all.
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Post by captain steinbrenner » Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:18 pm

Never tried those.
Mike, I fry them right on the boat, no breading.
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Re: bottarga

Post by Big_Mike » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:00 pm

captain steinbrenner wrote:Never tried those.
Mike, I fry them right on the boat, no breading.
I love cooking fresh fish on the boat. My buddy has a stainless gas grill on the gunwale of his bow. I bring along butter and captain steinbrenners for fresh catches, I usually bring some venison or filet with us to do surf and turf.
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