Poor man’s lobster,

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    By Rochester,MN
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    Ok, so I am guessing their are a few doubters out there about eating Burbot. It has been awhile myself , since I was a kid when my grandpa would make it. After making it today I would say I will definitely be hunting them more in Feb. .No only a great fight ,but great table fare. We boiled it in a 75% 7-up and 25% water for 5 minutes. I then put a butter and garlic topping on it. I do believe it is best not to freeze the meat, as with most other fish it will taste better fresh.

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    #924434

    Is that the sumo one your son caught up north? Some of the best fresh water fish I have ever had.

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    #924435

    We even deep fry with walleye and nobody knows

    big G

    avatarRyanK
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    #924442

    Why boil it in 7up rather than H2O?

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    Why boil it in 7up rather than H2O?



    Boiling it in 7-up gives it a sweeter taste. I personally think next time I will do a 50-50 mixture. I think if done by deep frying you could almost pass it off a Halibut with the texture. Yes, that is half off the big guy Tuck caught. Mike S. was drooling so we shared

    Profile photo of Doug BonwellDoug Bonwell
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    #924448

    Looks Great!

    Profile photo of Tom SawvellTom Sawvell
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    #924451

    We don’t have burbot down here, so I use walleye and sauger cheeks and cook them in salted water and dunk them in butter. Bout the same I’d imagine.

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    #924454

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    Why boil it in 7up rather than H2O?



    I boil in 3 cups water to 1 cup of sugar for 3 minutes. Cut into 1″ x 1″ chunks. I mixed with cocktail sauce and dip with club crackers.

    Profile photo of gregstewgregstew
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    #924460

    What’s a “burbot’? I guess I never heard of it before….

    avatargmblum
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    #924482

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    What’s a “burbot’? I guess I never heard of it before….


    eel pout

    This is one fish on my bucket list.

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    #924495

    Boil in water with a bunch of salt, 1 sliced raw onion and a toss of caraway seeds. Dip in butter mmmmmmm good

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    #924604

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    Quote:

    What’s a “burbot’? I guess I never heard of it before….


    eel pout

    Eel pout as most know it is actually a Burbot Cod also called a Ling Cod in western states ..

    FISHINFOOL

    avatarGetOverIt
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    #925311

    Interesting, Id love to try some, sometime

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