How do you cook Paddlefish

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rylagasse
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How do you cook Paddlefish

I caught an 82lb paddlefish so I've got a lot of meat to cook, and was wondering if any of you guys have any good recipes you can share with me.

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I have heard it tastes pretty good if you pickle it. Same way as northern is pickled. Also beer batter and deep fried is tasty. Last year, if you had it cleaned at the North Star Caviar station they handed out a recipe book with your cleaned fish. Congrats on the nice fish!

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Yea I lucked out and got a 84 pound paddlefish this year and Im lookin for a few ways to cook it too. Sat night we partied with a couple guys and they cooked theirs in tinfoil on a little grill with onions, butter, and some seasonings, and I have to admit it was pretty good, other than that I dont know any other way to cook them, I heard something about paddlefish burgers, but that doesnt sound to appetizing

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Bisquick and egg or a batter of some sort and fry.  My fav. way by far.  Add some of the morels I found yesterday and it is perfect.

Congrats on your fish!  How long did it take to crank that one in?

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RYAN,

The only reason that you have that fish to eat is because I GAFFED the SH*T out of it.........and when we have ate it I believe that we didn't use any breading or shore lunch, we cooked it like you would good lemon peppered walleye and it was pretty good.......

rylagasse
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Mark, I feel really bad for you guys, but thanks for gaffing my fish for me. Next year I'll gaff yours, and if you want some paddlefish meat I'll send you some.

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"Smoke'd" brown sugar cure...

Perazzi usa
Benelli usa
Briley Chokes
 

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Couple year ago a cowork gave me 15lbs of paddlefish. I put it in a brine for 2 days that I found on the internet and smoked it for about 3 hrs at about 180deg. Turned out better than Smoked Steelhead Salmon I get from Washington State. Dam Tastee. Good LUCK!

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NoBiteSam
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Actually I didnt get teh fight I was looking for, I hooked her around the paddle, and was able to horse her in, took about 5-10min, nicest fish i've ever landed, I was lookin for a hour battle, runnin up and down the bank, but it was worth 3 days of hell!

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Ya need to hook the in the tail.  That will get you the fight you want.  Great job on the big fish, can't wait to see the pics.

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you can grill paddlefish, low heat or on a holland grill that doesnt have an open flame right under it. Malibou rum, melted butter lemon pepper or additional seasoning. place slices of lemen and or oranges on fish and brush on mixture as you cook. This works well with larger wallye fillets also.

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