"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Fish & Seafood
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2010, 11:21 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 8
Dried fish

I love fish and recently discovered a dried Hawaiian dish - Aku, which is dried Bonita. I bought a couple of whole fish, filleted and cut them into strips, brined them and dried them in a dehydrator. It was very easy and they came out great. I noticed that the belly pieces are oily (like lox at room temperature) whereas the pieces from the back are dry like jerky. I like to find other oily fish, can anybody help? The fish market here (Las Vegas, NV) also has Norwegian mackrel; will that fish dry well? Can any fish be dehydrated? Thanks in advance for your help.


howzit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 10:27 AM   #2
Master Chef
CharlieD's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,635
You can do that to any fish. Try halibut, but do not make it too dry. or try some small sunfish, if you can get, brine and dry whole, whith sckin and scales, it is the best thing for a beer acompaniment.

You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 12:53 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
buckytom's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 19,327
mackerel is a fairly oily fish, but yes, it's good dried.. strongly flavoured, imo.

i love smoke dried trout, mullet, and whitefish.
A true lover of nature does not despair now that his mistress has turned a colder cheek.
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.