Poor Man's Lobster (cusk)
  • fresh cusk (burbot, ling, lawyers, eelpout etc..)
  • water
  • salt
  • red wine vinegar
  • garlic
  • butter
 This is probably the easiest thing we've ever cooked, in fact it's so easy we feel silly even writing the recipe. But here goes, boil some water, add some salt and red wine vinegar (just a little) and let it boil for a minute. Add the cusk, it's recommended that you cut the cusk into 1inch pieces, but ours were so small that we just threw in the filets. Let that boil for two minutes.

While the cusk is boiling, in a seperate pan melt some butter and garlic.

You'll know the cusk is done when it's tender and looks terrible. But don't be deceived, this is going to be great! Serve hot, and eat it by dipping it in hot melted butter and garlic.

If you've done it right it will taste somewhat like lobster, if you've done it wrong, it will still taste somewhat like lobster. If you can boil water you can't mess this up!

We had to eat our little Perch caught in Effingham NH and came up with this recipe.
Effingham Sandwhich

Bon appetit!

that's one effingsmall perch!

One small fish
kaiser roll
corn meal
a slice of ham

gut and scale the perch. Heat the oil in a frying pan until it's effinghot. Beat the egg in a bowl then throw the perch into the egg, In another bowl mix corn meal, a small amount of flour and seasonings and mix. Now take the perch out of the egg and roll it around in the cornmeal mix.

Now drop the perch into the effinghot oil. Cook until the fish is golden brown, then remove it from the oil and place it on a paper towel to cool.
careful that's effinghot

Once the the perch is no longer too hot to to touch, remove the meat from the bones and discard the carcus. Place the fish meat on the kaiser roll, with ham and barbecue sauce and enjoy your Effingham sandwich.
that's some effingsandwich!

watch out for bones

That's effingdelicious!

We cooked and ate the Fallfish yesterday
 We decided to make fish cakes, partly because we were afraid of the taste of this fish and partly because we had the right ingredients.... So here is the recipe you've been waiting for!

  • Fallfish
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Ritz crackers
  • Oil
  • Egg
    Clean and gut the fish leaving the head and skin on.
     Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Add the fish and dust it with garlic powder and salt.

    Roll the fish in the foil and put it in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. (there is no need to preheat)
    Unwrap the fish and let it cool, it should smell really good now but it will be a little slimy.

    Saute onion and celery in hot oil and set it aside

    Pull the fish  meat off the bone and separate it from the skin.
    Don't  worry about a few bones getting mixed in

    Stick the fish, a few Ritz crackers, a little bit of egg, and the onions and celery in a blender and blend until it's a pile of mush. If you are doing this correctly it should look awful!

    Heat oil in a pan until it's hot, and ball the mushy fish up and smash it into a couple of patties and drop them into the pan

    Cook until they are golden brown on both sides

    Dry them on a paper towel
    We Have A WINNER!

    To our surprise this was the best tasting fish so far! Thanks Fallfish for being a part of the quest and a part of us!