Sambos

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im new to the forum. Already loving it.
Just wantd to ask a question.

Was walking through the local woolworth's the other day and noticed they were selling 'samson fish' fillets.

Are samson fish actually good eating? Hav read many a times they arent.
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You can get good ones and

Sun, 2007-04-29 16:10

You can get good ones and bad ones, the bad ones go all mushy due to a kind of disease or something?

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Would prefer to chew on some

Sun, 2007-04-29 16:57

Would prefer to chew on some cardboard

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they are good if looked

Sun, 2007-04-29 17:24

they are good if looked after - ice slurry straight away and bled. you can get the odd mushy one due to a parisite in the meat but not often.. best cooked in thai curry or bread crumbs and fried . they are actually a lot better than most people will tell you if they are not to big . about 10kg would be the biggest i would bother keeping.

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Parasite?

Sun, 2007-04-29 19:36

Is the parasite visible to the human eye, and hrmful if consumed?

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I would say

Sun, 2007-04-29 19:39

Under 20kg and good for curry only
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Mush

Sun, 2007-04-29 19:41

It turns the flesh to mush when cooked Jimbo.

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Is it

Sun, 2007-04-29 19:45

Is the parasite in Q the thing that has been showed in photos before, where it sits in the mouth of the fish?

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Nope

Sun, 2007-04-29 19:49

Theyre Sea Lice. The other thing is something you cant see. You only know its affected when you cook the flesh. Cant remember its name tho.

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fair enough!

Sun, 2007-04-29 19:52

Fair enough interesting to know these things!

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Are they the same

Sun, 2007-04-29 19:55

Are they the same as in tailor up north
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Thats the One

Sun, 2007-04-29 20:53

The other way you can check is to microwave some ans see if it cooks ok. Makes for an easy way to check.
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Harmful

Sun, 2007-04-29 21:09

So is it harmful if consumed by mistake?

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no the parisite not harmful

Sun, 2007-04-29 21:27

no the parisite not harmful if you eat it. the meat just ends up exactly like mashed spud :).
down south here the odds of a mushy one are about 10:1 so not to bad. last i heard the parasite is something that the fish get in tropical water. there are better fish in the ocean but sambo's are ok if you cant seem to find much else..

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Parasite

Mon, 2007-04-30 09:51

You also get the yellow worm parasite up here in sweetlip emperor (red throats) and also get some black worm parasites in rankin cod (white blotched rockcod). They can be cooked up and there not a problem to eat, just not a nice visual. Depending upon how bad the fish is infected a bit of clever filleting can normally fix it if you don't like the idea of eating them.

Not too sure about the sambos, but I'd definately be only keeping the small fella's under 10kg.

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I smoke mine

Mon, 2007-04-30 20:16

hard to lite but taste great.

Fish to 40 kg are ok in a smoker .

Belly flaps for sashimi , pickled ginger , good quality soy and some good wasabi , delicious.

Fantastic in a fish curry , why use a good Snapper or other table fish if all you want is a curry ??????

IF we get a dead fish (Sambo) on board it does not get wasted , thats for sure .

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