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Old 01-20-2014, 11:09 AM   #51
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I have heard Monk fish referred to as poor mans lobster.
I like it very much, but rarely ever see it here. And yes it used to be quite affordable.

The Monk fish also has a trait exactly like the Angler fish. It has the fishing rod with lure sticking out of its head to attract, then gobble up any small fish that gets interested.
Is Monk fish and Angler fish the same thing or just scientifically related?

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Old 01-20-2014, 04:49 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
You may have gotten a bad one. I've eaten "raws" for decades, and got a bad one in New Orleans, some nasty food poisoning but thankfully it only lasted a brief time.
I had them near the coast in France and a few of us shared a platter. I was the only one and my symptoms were more allergy than food poisoning

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Octopus Kathleen and I went to the greek grocer yesterday. This place is a large wholesaler and has a small retail operation as well. While we were there she decided we should pick up an octopus. I was a bit hesitant because I know our freezer is fairly full but she was able to convince me with the words "You have never grilled an octopus". Who am I to stand in the way of her happiness. :smile: In another thread about octopus I suggested this [URL="http://fishcooking.about.com/od/squidoctopusrecipes/ss/howto_prep_octo.htm"]article[/URL] and since I suggested it I felt the need to try it this time. The octopus after rinsing: [IMG]http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/members/30377-albums851-picture4732.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/members/30377-albums851-picture4733.jpg[/IMG] While it is blanching: [IMG]http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/members/30377-albums851-picture4734.jpg[/IMG] In the dutch oven to braise. I used greek oragano from our herb garden and some lemon juice along with the juice from the octopus. [IMG]http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/members/30377-albums851-picture4735.jpg[/IMG] Done braising: [IMG]http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/members/30377-albums851-picture4736.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/members/30377-albums851-picture4737.jpg[/IMG] I won't be able to grill it today with the rain. I will serve some of it cold on the side with the salad for dinner tonight though. 5 stars 1 reviews
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