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 Post subject: Murral Recipes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:51 am 
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Guys, given that you all have been ranting so much about how tasty these murral critters are, I am waiting to sink my teeth into one.

Any good recipes on how to prepare them?
Mothers secrets....???

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:34 pm 
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Keep it simple Bobby. Good old chilly powder,salt, haldi powder and a decent fry is the way to go, though i must say i have tasted some delicious Murral Biriyani at the river. [smilie=thumbup.gif]


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 Post subject: murrel!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:51 pm 
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Must agree with the Owens fry recipe -guess it holds good for many fish.Had some fried 'river' fish in Chamba, HP -lots of chilly, but plain jane owen masala fry! mind blowing.
Am interested in the fish biryani though-never have made or tried it.Some of the commercial stuff I've seen had chunks of fried fish mixed in the pulao and served as biryani-blasphemy!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:45 pm 
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Murral meat being nice and firm makes a good Biriyani. I don't know much about cooking, but we had a muslim friend who used to fish with us, and often made Biriyani when a good murral was caught.
Drooooooooooooooool :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:32 pm 
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To enjoy the murral better remove the skin, fillet and then cook it any way you want - curried, fried, barbied, etc.

Be careful not to overfry this fish.

Rustam

P.S.: Tilapias and baalemeen make far better eating.


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 Post subject: here fishy fishy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:55 pm 
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I can see all of youll hunched over campfires in frilly aprons flipping fish steaks.....

I like my murral fried lightly with salt, chili and lime...

Carnatic carp make good cutlets if you remove all bones. Prepare to choke and die if you eat them in a curry.

Butter cats or balaymeen are excellent eating as well. Very little meat but very good fried in butter with pepper, salt and lime. I think theyre the best tasting fish but hardly any flesh on the bones here.

Try tasting these fish with very little spice added. Just fry a steak in very little oil with just a little pepper and salt. They certainly taste different.


On another note,

I "heard" a certain Bangalore based angler caught an 80 lb masheer some years ago and grilled the bugger later. Maybe he needs a grilling... ! :evil:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:24 am 
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Covered with chilli powder, lime and salt, and fried in nice hot oil would be best for the dude! If it is to be done on a barbie, you know where to put the rod. :twisted:
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 Post subject: shish kebab
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:51 pm 
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HA HA

shish kebabb by uptide! :lol:


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Master Bana is going to teach me to catch a murral, skin it, etc and I is going to make biryani by the river...any takers? I'm not a cordon bleau cook; basic bachelor survival cooking honed over the years...welcome all
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Axx,

Wish I could be there mate....

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Bobby

What would you guys say is the tastiest Indian freshwater fish?


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eljefe wrote:
Master Bana is going to teach me to catch a murral, skin it, etc and I is going to make biryani by the river...any takers? I'm not a cordon bleau cook; basic bachelor survival cooking honed over the years...welcome all
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Don't forget to bring the Imodium....

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Bwana Bana... Please don't forget to take a spinner along! :lol:


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Bobby wrote:


What would you guys say is the tastiest Indian freshwater fish?


Bobby,
I'd give first place to the 'butter cats' or Bale meen, which is a small silver catfish similar to 'mulley'
Second place would go to the freshwater eels that can be caught on worm as long as they're skinned.
Third place goes to the murral, skinned as well.

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From the few I have had to date:

1) Bale meen.

2) Tilapia.

3) Murral.

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AAh Rustam..... Butter fried Bale meen [smilie=superkewl.gif]

Doesn't get better.


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That was our New Year's eve dinner - bale meen, tilapia (not in the pic) and murral cooked to perfection by my personal chef, Prathap, :mrgreen: on a wood fire under the stars.

Wunderbar!

Rustam :wink:


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[quote="Mighty Marlin"
Second place would go to the freshwater eels that can be caught on worm as long as they're skinned.
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Does anyone have a picture of a freshwater eel the one MM is talking about. We get fresh water eel here that is very tasty, white silver belly/underside and black top..


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We caught two the last or last to last time we were at Shiva but I forgot to take pics. Will definitely do so next time.

Rustam


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Coming to think of it I don't have pictures of them either.


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 Post subject: Need for recipes
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:17 pm 
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We all go out in to the wild and cook up a lot of yummy stuff and some stories. Can we start posting these fish recipes, positively not for mahseer or you will be eating a size 12 from what i hear. But stuff that our grandmoms and moms have. even the stuff that our granddads and dads have, the ones with a lot of rum. And don't forget the ones we all have tried.

Please give them names that make mouths water.


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 Post subject: Cooking the Fishes
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:41 pm 
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hey guys - i havent seen much discussion on what all things you do once you catch so many fishes. I know they are to be eaten. But are there any types of fishes that you give back to the nature, which cant be eaten as a rule of thumb or based on one's preference? Also if anyone shares thought on what different instrument/knives one carries to clean and cut the fish while one goes out camping - would be helpful. Are there a host of instruments one needs to clean up the fish outside? Few times i caught some fish i got it cleaned and cut from the local market - please share your wise thoughts! Also any particular outdoor quick and really tasty to eat recipe's that you can suggest???


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:30 pm 
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Tools are plenty however things to remember always gut the fish as soon as possible in order to spoil the taste. Always throw out the skin and the fat since they contain all the contaminations that are present in the water. The meat is always good. Tools that we use are fish scaler, a sharp 7inch fillet knife.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2708_skin-fish.html

The rest is yummy for tummy.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:38 pm 
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hey dood, why you want this discussion in image gallery section..?? I am sure, u gonna hv two extra holes.. lol

Tats, how was the shivada..?? .... I m regretting for giving you the bigger one. :(


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Yeah Man relished it with my fly. My pop went crazy seeing what abhi caught.... he told me go there and better get a big one and come...hehehehe


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Tathagata wrote:
My pop went crazy seeing what abhi caught.... he told me go there and better get a big one and come...hehehehe


Shivada sunday..??????????????
Or
come to powai... u will get one big mrigal / rohu or hybrid..


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BTW, got details of a place which will produce X times more shivadas.... sshh.. its a screat... hahhaa hhaaaaa


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Cool post some pics when u blast those buggers out of the water.

Hey how about spending a night at this place.

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interesting but not too exciting .. anyday any time, u have my number :wink:


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"Tools are plenty however things to remember always gut the fish as soon as possible in order to spoil the taste"

Hey Tats why spoil the taste of the fish.

Kulsdood, the link that tats posted will get you started. Theres a fillet knife available which helps in doing a good job. check cableas :http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?id=0029795516510a&navCount=1&podId=0029795&parentId=cat602777&masterpathid=&navAction=jump&cmCat=search-cat602777&catalogCode=IH&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat602777&hasJS=true

or http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ ... &noImage=0

You may also want to cook thefish right where you catch them. send me a pm to recive quick recipies.


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Hey guys,

catching fish is fun :lol: ...then comes the cleaning & cooking part :twisted: & then the eating ! :lol:

One of the reasons that I dont catch too much fish is that I am deligated the job of cleaning the fish & cooking it (by default)

I'm sure that some of you have secret ingredients. Anyone care to share any ?


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The skin in no way spoils the taste - in fact some feel that the skin is what gives taste to the fish - so that is just a matter of choice.
Try and decide


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susheel_john wrote:
The skin in no way spoils the taste - in fact some feel that the skin is what gives taste to the fish - so that is just a matter of choice.
Try and decide


I agree Susheel that skin tastes very good but it differs from specie to specie. Trouts and snow carps have a very tasty skin, the best i have eaten. :wink: Murrels, Mulli, Singhara, Talapia, well, not bad :roll: Carps; skin is ok but the flesh imediately under the skin starts rotting and does not taste well. Even in freshly caught carps you can find blood clog kind of thing under the skin which does not taste well. What do you say??
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