Malcom Douglas bush tucker style vinegar Herring

Watched an episode of Malcom Douglas and his dog where they were stranded on a low tide up in a bush creek. 

When the tide was up he was caught some good fish, then when the tide went out and his boat was left high and dry, he showed how to prepare a feed without fire.

He simply cleaned the fish and skinned it, then marinated the fillets in white vinegar.  The flesh turned white like it was cooked.

I caught some bull herring last week and thought I would give it a try.

Turned out to be a winner.  The flesh was sweet and didn't stink of herring!



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crays as well

Mon, 2008-02-25 17:21

Can do crays the same. Just a big jar of vinegar, a chilli or two, clove of garlic or two. Pull pots on the way out fishing, tail and shell crays. cut up into bite sized pieces and stuff em in the jar. Half hr or so and mmmmmmmm bewdiful. Serve with ice cold corona ( breakfast beer - 'cause its not quite 8am ) and crusty bread.



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Mon, 2008-02-25 23:42

A mate put us onto it too, White wine vinegar for as long as possible (chilled) swipe it through some soy then a bit of wassabi to really get the taste buds workin!!! Fantastic... Im told whole filletts get smashed once you introduce this method to a couple of drunken Pirates!!!
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brown vingar lemon

Tue, 2008-02-26 12:33

brown vingar
lemon juice
chilli , lots :)

add in stripes of any of the following:
herring, trevelli, sea mullet, quennie

leave for 20 mins
enjoy with icey cold beer.