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Old 02-06-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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Does anyone eat bonita? I've always been told it wasn't a fish to eat, but I've also heard recently that there are ways to make it good.
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I've tried it. It was okay. You can cook it with some white wine, olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice in the oven or a skillet. I wouldn't pay for it, but it's not as bad as it's made out to be. I really think it makes a better bait than food though. You can cut it into strips or chunk it and catch some fish that are really tasty.
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You can cut it into strips or chunk it and catch some fish that are really tasty.
Bingo haha that's what we've always done with it
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some of the guys i know from HI eat it dried out like jery they call it aku or something like that its pretty good as jerky
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Rig it as a strip bait and trol off shore with it.
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This is an old, but interesting thread from the Hull Truth on the subject. A lot of reviews with mixed results on the subject. Almost makes me want to give one a try. Years ago I heard about somebody brining and pickling Bonita and swore by it. I never got the chance to try it to offer an opinion.
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Personally, never tried it.. but I know they eat a lot of it in europe, especially the Mediterranean countries. Does that make it good? I don't know, they eat a lot of weird $hit over there.
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True. Italy has a lot of bonito. In the mediterranean everything is smaller, so they're really happy with bonito. Many shore fishermen are really happy if theycatch a fish that is like a foot long (baitsize for the GoM). I do think that it really depends on how you cook a fish.
Americans eat some weird fish too though: spanish and king mackerel for example.
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Americans eat some weird fish too though: spanish and king mackerel for example.
But spanish is delicious on the grill and the only way I'm eating king is as a crab substitute
In west indies salad.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:49 PM   #10
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I have never tried bonito! So i aint gone knock it! I have been told an oversized Bull Red aint good to eat, but will strongly disagree!! I have been told spadefish aint worth cleaning for table fare! I strongly disagree!! Same for sheepies, said they are to hard to clean, I strongly disagree!! All i can tell ya is all our taste buds are diffrent, try it and see if ya like it. Ya no its the same way with our eyes, sometimes i wonder if he/she is with her/him for the money cause it sho aint the looks!! LOL !!
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