Eating Bonito????

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  1. vmfnb

    vmfnb Well-Known Member

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    Hey do you guys like eating pacific bonito???


    I met a guy this morning who said that bonito is a really bloody fish. He said it wasn't real good eating, but i thought the guys who catch them ont he open party boats eat them Let me know cause i don't know if they are good or not.
     
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    I have never eated one but people say if you bleed them right away and ice them they are an O.K fish to eat
     
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    EnHaNcEd R Well-Known Member

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    heyy wasup Vince. Bonito is bomb they are good eatting fish. Well i think their good eatting fish.............
     
  4. Gordo Grande

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    We had this conversation about two weeks ago. I think they taste pretty good, but some folks, (e.g. Flipper), think I'm nuts. The trick is to bleed them or fillet them right away, and cook them when they're fresh. Also, be sure to cut out the dark portions of the meat.


    They're great baked or smoked. I have a freezer full of them right now.
     
  5. 2 Amigos

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    yeah If you do not bleed or fillet the fish quickly the fish will get mushy[​IMG]
     
  6. pEsCaDoR

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    bonito is good
     
  7. Joey805

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    I would think it would be like eating a mackeral


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  8. pEsCaDoR

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    ive never had mack, but i can see where ure comin from. i still dont
    plan on eating a mack, but i stand by my statement. bonito is good!
    hahaha. so is skipjack, even though u like to waste it on bug bait
    hahaha... i would too if i had some.
     
  9. Kauai Boy

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    Bonito he go,Aku(Skipjack)is one of the best eating fish around,Especially the big ones(25-30lbs),Ice them good right off the gaff,hold them in brine and ice couple days,cut them and MAN!! That's some good sashimi!!
    There's a demand for 10,000 lbs of Aku a day in Honolulu.
    Amigo is right,Gotta bleed and ice Bonito right away or it comes mushy,We have a similar fish called Kawakawa,Same drill,They come mushy fast cause real oily,Mackeral is the same,I can't handle "saba"(Japanese Mackeral) in the sushi bars,Too strong!!
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  10. Flipper

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    I bet with the proper care they are an OK eating fish at best.... bleed, clean, iced quickly, cut out blood line, and a HEAVY milk bath. But I never catch any of size worth keeping to eat... just bait size.


    Although Ive never had Bonito, I LOVE cuda! And lots of people think I'm strange for eating them. But with the proper care, they are an excellent eating fish. So maybe they are good? [​IMG]
     
  11. Joey805

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    Hey Mike, talk Carni into eating one...hehe
     
  12. Kauai Boy

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    Cutting out the bloodmeat is automatic,No need milk bath,Just soy sauce and wasabi or Coleman's mustard
    Cuda is good,Real oily,We have a barracuda over here called Kawelea(Heller's Barracuda) that's real similar to the Cali one,They hang just outside the surf break by my house,I fry them then pour oyster sauce over them while still hot,SOOO good!
     
  13. 2 Amigos

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    yeah cuda is great in ceviche! YUM!
     
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    cuda marinated with bbq sauce is good too!
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  15. Joey805

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    Shanttu, what is that you have in your signature? It's not showing up correctly.
     
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    i saw a bunch of bonitos being caught on the venice pier on Sunday looks like people were keeping them to eat but i am not sure how they taste i have never eaten one
     
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    For those of you that say they're good eating, let's see some recipes! How have you prepared them, and what have you served with them?
     
  18. Joey805

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    They make great mako bait! DOH!
     
  19. pEsCaDoR

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    gut and fry! hahaha thats filipino style brah! man seriously, i dont even bleed them or put them on ice! they turn out just fine whenever i cook em up. serve it up with some steamed rice with soy sauce mixed into the rice. and have a small bowl of vinegar with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to dip the fish meat into.


    mmmmmm gud.
     
  20. Kauai Boy

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    Fish is fish,Can make them all kine ways,Pescador's one sounds Ono,That's one of the ways to eat raw fish,gotta be open minded w/ food
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