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Arrowtooth flounder. Technically edible, yes, but... The meat turns to mush upon cooking - think oatmeal with way too much water in it. All manner of things have been tried to address this without success. It's the number one fish by biomass in the Gulf of Alaska, but it has basically zero value. As I understand it, WalMart carried it for a while, but nobody would buy it twice.
It does, however, make pretty decent halibut bait.
the "mush meat" of the arrow tooth can be filleted, blended raw into a food processor, and then be combined with raw egg, fine chopped onion and celery, thickened with bread crumbs, and then formed into fish balls; drop in boiling water, wait till they rise, shut off element, and then cover and allow to cool; drain, pack in chicken stock, and store in a covered jar in the refrigerator; the final product will keep two weeks and can be used as a cold appetizer with horseradish, warmed direct as a soup, or can be served over pasta with any white or red sauce
"mush meat"; don't fight it, enhance it and enjoy it...
Rosenberg; Bellevue, WA.
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I've often wondered how Arrowtooth ceviche would turn out. The enzyme that turns the meat mushy activates when heat is applied. I'd definitely freeze the fish first to kill worms.
Gee....sure is sounding like a flat carp to me. You catch it, fillet it, season it, grill it on a cedar plank, scrape off the fish, EAT the plank.
Use it as bait to catch a Halibut or toss it back.
This suggests a potential market, but probably not a very lucrative one: catch a bazillion pounds of arrowtooth, process them onboard, and ship cans or frozen blocks of fish paste to Asia. Somebody might also be interested in the roe; I have several friends that like fried halibut roe.
Anyone know what this is?
Sorry...bad picture. Caught @ 500 + ft. Color similar to that of a dusky rockfish. non segmented long dorasl and one just like it on belly side that starts just past the pectorials. mouth full of very small, but sharp teeth. Looked like dinner to me...so I munched it and it was very good. Nice thick filets were white with slight pinkish tinge. Don't know what it is but I'd like a thirty lb. copy.
Ronquil. Probably yellowfin.
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