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Postby urodacus » 22 Apr 2012, 16:05

Anyone got a good recipe for slow cooked tuna head? I have a whole tuna in the fridge cooling its heels and I'd like to do some kind of intensely flavoured slow cooked Asian meal with the head, maybe a Filipino or malay curry, or a slow roast with ginger and garlic, but not a Japanese daikon-based soup.

Yum! Fresh baby yellowfin tuna. Straight outta the sea to me.

Of course, the sashimi is to die for.
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Re: fish heads

Postby tommy525 » 22 Apr 2012, 16:33

back in the day when tommy was young, his grandpappie used to make him eat the friggin eyeballs offa the fricking fish ! I can still see myself poking the eyeballs outa em fisheys and sticking the suckers down the pie hole and feeling the crunch of em eyeballs. I have no clue if it did any good for my eyesight like grandpappie used to say.

what u say?
but I was always disgusted by em eyeballs.
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Re: fish heads

Postby urodacus » 22 Apr 2012, 16:57

not a fan of eyeballs, personally.

I've even managed to eat sheep's eyeballs in some weird Lebanese soup once, but never again.
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Re: fish heads

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 24 Apr 2012, 14:50

I thought I did, then I realised that I don't.

I've got a recipe here for Ikan Moolie (Fish in Coconut Gravy) and Gulai Ikan (Fish in Spicy/Sour Stew), which I'd imagine would work well with fish heads. I haven't tried these particular recipes yet but everything else from this book has been pretty tasty. Would you like them?
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Re: fish heads

Postby Tempo Gain » 24 Apr 2012, 15:03

nothing like a blasting hot kaeng leung, this looks promising, gotta do it myself

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Re: fish heads

Postby TaFCoML » 24 Apr 2012, 15:43

Now what is a meal without the appropriate ambiance?
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Re: fish heads

Postby urodacus » 24 Apr 2012, 20:40

Thanks for the recipes, guys. the Thai one in particular looks great, and I will try that in future.

The head I had ended up being slowly steamed (3 hours or so on very low) over a little liquid in a closed pot (foil pressed over the fish) containing a couple of large local garlic cloves, couple of large shallots (my garden), two inches of spicy ginger (my garden) an inch of fresh turmeric (my garden) a coupe of extra hot birds eye chillies (my garden) a couple of inches of fresh galangal (my garden), a splash of organic soy, a half cup of mirin, a sprig of pepper corns, and a healthy splash of Thai squid sauce (like fish sauce but more stinky).

Yum.

the rest of the fish appeared variously as a ceviche of tuna belly, heaps of really soft sashimi, some teriyaki steak, and a Taiwan-Japan hybrid soup made from the meaty bones and the collar with miso and Chinese cabbage and enoki mushrooms and white pepper and garlic.
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Re: fish heads

Postby superking » 24 Apr 2012, 20:59

Simple fish head recipe...

1) Place fish head here...

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2) Go to see him...
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3) Ask to buy....
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4) Fry on this...
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5) Wash down with...
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6) Return to bin to find...
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Re: fish heads

Postby urodacus » 24 Apr 2012, 21:04

Well, you got the beer right at least.
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Re: fish heads

Postby Tempo Gain » 24 Apr 2012, 22:57

urodacus wrote: couple of large shallots (my garden), two inches of spicy ginger (my garden) an inch of fresh turmeric (my garden) a coupe of extra hot birds eye chillies (my garden) a couple of inches of fresh galangal (my garden),


Nice garden!
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