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Boil perch/ crappie?
« on: Jan 19, 2017, 02:35 PM »
can you just boil perch and crappie, drain and eat like poor man shrimp?  I believe as a kid we did this with cocktail sauce.
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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 19, 2017, 03:15 PM »
This one, caught my attention! I love catching Crappies, but they are Crappy to eat (texture for me) !  IDEA ?  Do a fish boil, w/ taters ,onions, & carrots, & throw some fillets in for a minute , or so. Serve w/ melted butter & dinner rolls. BURP !  You just gave me a reason to keep some Crappies , Thank You  ;D.
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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 19, 2017, 06:53 PM »
I like to boil in sprite...dip in melted butter..we call it poor man's lobster..enjoy

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 19, 2017, 08:39 PM »
I like to add a tablespoon of Old bay to my water and put perch in water tell white and floating maybe 3-4 min. quick and easy fresh lemon and melted butter if needed.
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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 19, 2017, 08:52 PM »
Shake a little old bay on the fillets, steam for 4-5 minutes. Drizzle with melted butter.

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 20, 2017, 03:18 AM »
hey
have you tried putting fillets
into a buttered baking dish i use any butter,flavored baking spray
spreading fish out flat and your favorite seasoning
oven at 325 degrees,bake them until fish turns
snow white app 15-20 mins
they also this is known as "scampi"
then put them on a plated serve with cocktail sauce ,
wash them down with your favorite beer.
enjoy!!!  ::) :roflmao:
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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 20, 2017, 10:24 AM »
You can boil perch, gills, and crappie, but they fall apart. Boiling takes away the fish flavor. Better ways to enjoy your catch. I just boiled a few and made a fish dip for crackers. Save the cocktail sauce for shrimp..

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 20, 2017, 01:24 PM »
bobberbill  u mite be over cooking your fish or to rapid of  a boil the salt n sugar help hold fish from flaking  never had perch fall apart tell I put a fork to it. 
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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 20, 2017, 01:28 PM »
I like to boil in sprite...dip in melted butter..we call it poor man's lobster..enjoy


X2   but I sometimes boil them in Mountain Dew with cocktail sauce.

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 21, 2017, 12:54 AM »
I use a strainer and dip the fillets in almost boiling water with sea salt and old bay. When they're white throughout, they get a bath in ice water then drained on paper towel. Chill em in the fridge, a spritz of lemon, a shake of sea salt and pepper.....some good home made cocktail sauce..........mmmmmmm mmmmm!

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 21, 2017, 06:57 AM »
This one, caught my attention! I love catching Crappies, but they are Crappy to eat (texture for me) !  IDEA ?  Do a fish boil, w/ taters ,onions, & carrots, & throw some fillets in for a minute , or so. Serve w/ melted butter & dinner rolls. BURP !  You just gave me a reason to keep some Crappies , Thank You  ;D.
You can certainly send me all the crappy you don't want. A little Andy's seasoning fried to a golden brown yum yum.

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #11 on: Jan 22, 2017, 04:53 AM »
i was just talking about steaming some fish like vegies that way no water to fall apart in

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #12 on: Jan 22, 2017, 07:51 AM »
Steam fish until cooked but still firm. Cool in frig. Make up cocktail sauce and use with broken pieces of steamed fish from frig. Fish cocktail!

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #13 on: Jan 23, 2017, 07:44 PM »
i Just tried the "Poor Mans Shrimp Cocktail"  I boiled some fresh bluegill filets in water with salt, garlic salt, lemon pepper.  After they turned white transferred to ice water.  The meat was firm and not too bad.  Dipped in cocktail sauce and some in crystal hot sauce.  I would give it a 5 out of 10.  Not bad but don't think it will be a regular thing.

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #14 on: Jan 23, 2017, 08:21 PM »
After reading this when it first came out I tried it last nite.  Pretty well cooked potato's  and carrots with some salt and Old Bay  for seasoning then put the blue gills  in for about 4 minutes.  Put some melted butter and lemon juice on the fish and made up some cocktail sauce and put on the side.  I'd give maybe an  8 and will do it again.  Actually was looking for a boiled fish recipe  when I found this.  Thanks for starting the post.

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #15 on: Jan 24, 2017, 08:03 AM »
dice them. Get some of your favorite veggies in a stir fry almost done then add the fish with your favorite seasoning . mine is Lawry's sesame ginger. add a couple eggs mix together top with a few pieces of cheese then put it in a tortia shell and have fish burritos. Healthy and Delicious
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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #16 on: Jan 24, 2017, 01:47 PM »
steam five minutes...eat with cocktail sauce

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #17 on: Jan 25, 2017, 07:28 AM »
This one, caught my attention! I love catching Crappies, but they are Crappy to eat (texture for me) !  IDEA ?  Do a fish boil, w/ taters ,onions, & carrots, & throw some fillets in for a minute , or so. Serve w/ melted butter & dinner rolls. BURP !  You just gave me a reason to keep some Crappies , Thank You  ;D.
I had to say something about the taste of crappie. Several things make crappie taste bad.
 Mostly the lake they come from. If too much silt, the dirt gets in them and won't come out. Ponds mostly.
The other is the blood in them. I squeeze out the blood while cleaning the fillets.
Hope this helps!

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #18 on: Jan 25, 2017, 10:50 AM »
Microwave whole unfiltered fish for 7 min or so and flake off the bones..  you get all the good that otherwise boils away in water unless your making fish stock.  Cocktail sauce and your good to go

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Re: Boil perch/ crappie?
« Reply #19 on: Jan 25, 2017, 05:25 PM »
There used to be a product called microcrisp paper I have microwaved fish using this paper to cover them it was pretty good

 

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