Author Topic: my first (and second) burbot  (Read 1992 times)

Offline 315stickbow

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 490
  • Fishin' fool
my first (and second) burbot
« on: Jan 18, 2014, 04:28 PM »
Caught these guys the other day. Boy do they fight! I didn't know what I had! Then they swam by the hole and I had no clue what they were. Pretty cool fish.






I'll be keeping a couple to try next time I catch them. You guys have me curious as to how they taste. I'm open to recipes :)

Offline dirtman

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 42
Re: my first (and second) burbot
« Reply #1 on: Jan 18, 2014, 08:00 PM »
Nice job!  It's a toss up for me between boil and deep fried. They sure are a blast to catch.

Offline Whopper Stopper

  • Team IceShantyholic
  • ***
  • Posts: 7,653
Re: my first (and second) burbot
« Reply #2 on: Jan 18, 2014, 10:12 PM »
Good looking catch!

      WS

Offline SeaDog1

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 484
Re: my first (and second) burbot
« Reply #3 on: Jan 18, 2014, 10:24 PM »
Hi,

Known as Burbot - Ling - Lawyer Fish.
Only freshwater fish of the Cod family.

ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS !!!!! :thumbsup:

Also known as Poor Man's Lobster.

Google up "Burbot Recipes"

Offline 315stickbow

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 490
  • Fishin' fool
Re: my first (and second) burbot
« Reply #4 on: Jan 18, 2014, 10:29 PM »
I'll let ya know how I like it :)

Offline jabers69

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 416
  • Hardwater Nut!
Re: my first (and second) burbot
« Reply #5 on: Jan 19, 2014, 10:31 PM »
Nice fish . I like to cut the fillets up in small pieces , then soak over night in Italian  dressing  wrap in bacon  cook at 350 for 10 mins 
hook and cook

Offline 315stickbow

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 490
  • Fishin' fool
Re: my first (and second) burbot
« Reply #6 on: Jan 19, 2014, 11:56 PM »
Sometimes with walleyes I'll cut a fillet up, wrap them in bacon and skewer them. Then grill them and braise with a garlic butter sauce. A lot of recipes I found for burbot involve butter and salt :p sounds pretty easy. I'm heading out tmmrw so maybe I'll get some

Offline Water Wolf

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,467
  • Ice anglers walk on water.
Re: my first (and second) burbot
« Reply #7 on: Jan 20, 2014, 07:38 PM »
315stickbow, congrats on your first 2 burbot. Those two are sure colorful. @)

If you like the codfish then you will like burbot. They are a freshwater cod after all.
The meat is generally lightly colored, flaky when cooked, with a mild cod like flavor and on the larger ones slightly chewier near the tail and especially if you take the belly meat.

There are lots of recipes for burbot, Google search or youtube is good.
My family enjoy this fish above all the others, and we are never sorry to see one on the line.

We generally cut them into chucks and fry the pieces in a pan and then serve with rice, those tarter gems or regular french fries.

Another method which is nice, is to boil them until cooked, get some melted butter and dip the pieces in the hot butter and garlic.
They are very similar to the lobster you get in the restaurants. We then like to make a biscuit similar to Red Lobsters to go along with it.

They are good any way you eat them. ;)2

P.S. When cleaning burbot, as with most fish, don't get the slime on the meat. That can often make the meat have a funny and sometimes unpleasant taste. :P

WW
See you on MyFishFinder.

Offline ran7ger

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,521
Re: my first (and second) burbot
« Reply #8 on: Jan 20, 2014, 07:40 PM »
bacon wrapped burbot baked and basted with butter...mmmmmm.  or beer battered...or boiled lobster style...damn i'm hungry now.  nice fish.

Offline 315stickbow

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 490
  • Fishin' fool
Re: my first (and second) burbot
« Reply #9 on: Jan 20, 2014, 07:57 PM »
I have time after class wed-fri to get out and fish. Guess what I'll be chasing  ;D thanks for the tips guys. I really am dying to try this. I'm gonna need a few fish to try all the recipes  ;)

Offline Crayfish2

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 446
Re: my first (and second) burbot
« Reply #10 on: Feb 14, 2014, 11:36 AM »
The couple I've filleted I did with an electric filet knife just like you would perch.  The problem with this method is you cut through the guts, and the guts on those guys STANK!!  The next ones we catch I'm going to gut first before I filet them.  We breaded and pan fried them and they were delicious!  Can't wait to get some more.

Offline Water Wolf

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 3,467
  • Ice anglers walk on water.
Re: my first (and second) burbot
« Reply #11 on: Feb 16, 2014, 05:21 PM »
Not a good idea to get tear through the gut area, at least with the bubot around here, as they usually have a large number of tape worms.
If a person got either a piece of tapeworm or worm eggs on or in the meat that would not be good. :P

When filleting make sure to not nick the stomach or intestines. :-\

WW

See you on MyFishFinder.

 



Follow Iceshanty at Twitter Iceshanty Facebook Page Iceshanty Youtube Channel
Iceshanty | MyFishFinder | MyHuntingForum
Contact | Disclaimer | Privacypolicy | Sponsor
© 1996- Iceshanty.com
All Rights Reserved.