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Old 07-13-2008, 04:14 AM   #1
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Fresh from the Sea

Our two sons went fishing this morning and caught a 28kg Spanish Mackerel and a 11kg Barracuda, and won the $1500 first prize in the fishing competition, good boys


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Old 07-13-2008, 05:39 AM   #2
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Wow, those are huge. Do you eat barracuda? I've never heard of people eating it here in the U.S., although that doesn't mean it doesn't happen What does it taste like?
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:06 AM   #3
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congrats...
so you will have fresh fish for the next weeks?
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:50 AM   #4
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Fishing, a good catch, and 1500 bucks. Can't go wrong there!
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:37 AM   #5
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Way to go!!! That is a great looking catch.

If I am not mistaken, Anthony Bordain tasted barracuda for the first time on his show and said it was the tastiest fish he had ever tried.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:45 AM   #6
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congrats .. looks like you have fish for awhile ..
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:55 AM   #7
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Congrats.
I bet every cat in the neighborhood is happy too!
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:57 AM   #8
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It's easy to see those boys are brothers!

I'd always heard that barracuda wasn't good to eat, but after googling, I see that Pacific barracuda is, for sure.
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Old 07-13-2008, 02:28 PM   #9
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It's easy to see those boys are brothers!

I'd always heard that barracuda wasn't good to eat, but after googling, I see that Pacific barracuda is, for sure.
We don't eat them as a rule but the boys have heard that this one is OK because it has a yellow tail, you can see the tinge of yellow in it. It must be the "Pacific Barracuda" as you say Constance, the flesh looks great so the taste test is tonight. After we share with our friends and neighbours I'm sure some of the homeless in town won't mind a meal of fresh fish either.

They even gave me $200 to fillet the fish -- not bad eh!
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By the way, the reason the Mackerel has no head is because the fishing inspectors were at the weigh in and removed it to examine it. Somehow they have calculated that this is a female fish and it was 16 years old.
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