A Spankin Rankin

A Spankin Rankin

Got this one at Pilgs, around 6kg, my favourite eating fish (at least one of, too many up here to choose!!)



crasny1's picture

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Just right for the magic

Sun, 2009-09-13 15:25

What a spanker. Try this simple Rankin classic.

Fillet thin. Butter and your taste of garlic. Hot pan fry quick, under cooking better.

No fancy crap needed. Heaven on a stick.

Send me some up !!!!!!!!!!

Love it



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That is a lovely looking

Sun, 2009-09-13 16:06

That is a lovely looking fishSmile.

We have not been able to get out for a fish the weather has been so unkindFrown


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spankin rankin

Sun, 2009-09-13 17:31

yeah, I have cooked them what I suspect now is either too thick or for too long and they are like rubber.  Really couldn't even chew it let alone cut it with a knife.  Will try your recipe Crasny1 before I give up.  cheers,  Bod

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stay away from fresh water

Sun, 2009-09-13 17:37

With those thick fillets you really need to slice them in half first and try keep them away from fresh water if you can.


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fresh water?

Sun, 2009-09-13 17:50

what effect does that have?   I always wash them under the tapwater.  I am now slicing them thinner and they are much better.  The butter and garlic sounds pretty good.

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I'm with ya there f'tastic.

Sun, 2009-09-13 18:02

I'm with ya there f'tastic. My fave fish to eat and one of the best looking fish you'll catch too. Well done on all your efforts!! Looks like you are having a great holiday or have won powerball and are living the dream Cool 




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awsome ranken, gotta love

Sun, 2009-09-13 22:45

awsome ranken, gotta love the taste of fresh fillets, and yeah cut them thin and a quick fry in butter after dusting in flour, no need for anything else. as Adam said stay away from fresh water,we either rince in salt water after filleting or just bag up the fillets with a cryovac and rince just before cooking, the fillets are near always soft and juicy


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Thanks to all fellow wreckers

Tue, 2009-09-15 21:57

Thanks to everyones comments on this spankin.  Tips for the cooking are gold as this fish is toooo nice to stuff up!  We don't use fresh water either and cryovac when needed (try to eat these ones fresh!!).  Next spankin we get its in the pan with garlic and butter Yummy....................