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Grilled hog fish? Anyone tried it?

Discussion in 'Underwater Hunting' started by Firediver32, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Firediver32

    Firediver32 Divemaster

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    To start I am new to spear fishing (not to diving). I will only shoot what I'll eat, and am kind of picky. I like hog fish, so thats what I plan on hunting for now. Has any one tried grilling it? any recipies/tips? Thanks.

    Dan
     
  2. zak87

    zak87 Angel Fish

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    i have also just started spearfishing and hogs a my fav so far all thow i do not have any recipies i happend to make good friends with my dive instrctor and he afton takes hogs so ill ask him tomarrow and let you know

    zak jessen
     
  3. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    Hogfish are the best!
     
  4. Intense Blue

    Intense Blue Angel Fish

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    I have been spearfishing for years and have shot and cooked hundreds of hogs. Grilled is the way to go but honestly you can cook hogfish anyway you like and it still comes out good. Here are two to try out. If you have a cast iron skillet it really helps. Throw the skillet on the grill for 5-8 minutes ... let it get about 250 -300 degrees. Coat one side of the hogfish with melted butter by brushing it on, then put one light coat of garlic powder followed by a good coat of creole seasoning. Put it seasoning down on the hot skillet for 5 minutes ,then flip over on the grill (off the skillet) for 5-7 minutes untill cooked.... Another favorite is to take the fillets, wrap them in tin foil leaving room to put in a half cup of high quality white wine mutiple types of pepers, minced garlic and 5 or 6 lemon wedges along with what ever other spices you might like, but don't go too crazy. Hope this helps
     
  5. Johnoly

    Johnoly Solo Diver

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    Hog is very tasty. I like to keep it simple and put it on the grill. I also don't like Alum-foil since I like the grilled taste. I use fish racks, or cheap baking cooling wire racks.

    Take the hog filets, spray both sides with PAM oil spray
    Sprinkle both sides lightly with pepper, garlic salt and popcorn butter salt.
    Sandwich the filets between 2 cooling wire racks and put on a medium hot grill
    Cook 4 minutes per side, flipping the racks on the grill
    Remove from grill and pull off cooling racks to plates
    Serve immediately while hot.

    Every easy cleanup and quick to prepare.
     
  6. captron

    captron Angel Fish

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    Hog for breakfast, grits + egg + Hog
    fish for breakfast id doesn't get much better
     
  7. udtfire

    udtfire Instructor, Scuba

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    hog fish anything that tasty should not be that stupid it should not be shootin fish in a barrel it should be like shooting hog fish

    little lemon butter and heat and you got a meal
     
  8. Roadtrip

    Roadtrip Solo Diver

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    My favorite recipe and fish period. douse your hog fish fillets with a little lime juice and cilantro.....not long however. Grill on med/low heat and when you flip the fillets, top them with mango salsa. cook till finished and serve over saffron rice with black beans on the side.
    A glass of good Pinot Grigio will complete.
     
  9. Extreme-Dive-Drew

    Extreme-Dive-Drew Angel Fish

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    You guys are making me hungry. I too have been spearing for years and cooked plenty of hogs. I just never get tired of that white, flaky meat-it's as close to shellfish as you can get. Grilling is a great way to cook them. Put just a dash of garlic salt and crushed red pepper on the filets before grilling. Then as soon as it comes off the grill, while it is still hot, brush it with butter...Frigging DEVINE!!!

    Drew
    Extreme Dive Adventures Welcome To Extreme Dive Adventures Inc.
     
  10. LunkerBuster

    LunkerBuster Angel Fish

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    i love hogfish and my favorite method for cooking it is to gut and scale it and then brish the outside with liberal amounts of olive oil and garlic. then I stuff the inside cavity with fresh rosemary and basil, more garlic and then jam a few lemon chunks (thicker the better as it holds the meat apart and lets the heat get inside)

    delicious
     

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