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Esteban

May 13, 2004, 6:55 AM

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Bonita recipe...taking a trash fish to the next level

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Take the Bonita and filet into the thickest pieces you can get. Forget any of the thin filets. I always end up with triangle shaped pieces of meat. At home, combine salt, pepper and pepper flakes....experiment with any other spices you might want to use. Roll the triangle pieces of Bonita in the spices and SEAR on all sides. That means, get some oil to just below smoking temp and cook the Bonita on each side for a few seconds. It shouldn't be cooked more than about 1/16 of an inch into the meat. Then, wrap the seared fish in plastic or put in a sealed plastic bag. Put it into the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. When you've done all that, cut into normal sashimi pieces and eat with Wasabi and Soy sauce.

Attached is a photo of a Bonita.


(This post was edited by Esteban on May 13, 2004, 9:50 AM)
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arnulfo

May 17, 2004, 5:31 PM

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Re: [Esteban] Bonita recipe...taking a trash fish to the next level

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14 pounds???!!!??? 3 kilos if you're lucky!!


esperanza

May 17, 2004, 8:23 PM

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Hey, it's a fish story.

Besides, when that bonita was gutted, it was found to have ingested a large amount of sinkers. About 3 kilos worth.

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arnulfo

May 17, 2004, 8:49 PM

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jejejeje good one esperanza but you don't use sinkers when trolling!!


esperanza

May 17, 2004, 9:00 PM

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Depends on your definition of sinkers...and your definition of trolling.

If a sinker is a doughnut...and trolling is writing an inflammatory post...hmmmm. That bonita had probably breakfasted at Krispy Kreme and probably joined MexConnect shortly afterward.

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arnulfo

May 17, 2004, 9:30 PM

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Re: [esperanza] Bonita recipe...taking a trash fish to the next level

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Well then he not only caught his dinner but his next morning's breakfast as well!!


Esteban

May 17, 2004, 11:13 PM

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Re: [arnulfo] Bonita recipe...taking a trash fish to the next level

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I totally agree with that misconception. I don't know who put the weight on there. I needed a photo of a bonita to show what it looks like and knew someone would comment on the weight. Anyway, it's not important. Most Bonita I've caught don't go much over 8 lbs at the very most. Have you tried the recipe yet?


arnulfo

May 19, 2004, 5:07 PM

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Re: [Esteban] Bonita recipe...taking a trash fish to the next level

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To be honest I have never bothered keeping "bariletes" or other red meated fish but the recipe does sound good. But then while most people ooh and aah over dorado, to me there are several other species that IŽd much rather put on my plate such as robalo or lora for starters.

I'll be going out in another week or 10 days and maybe there will some yellowfin around and I'll give it a try.
 
 
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