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Brent Mccoy
• Friday, 30 October, 2020
• 11 min read

But as I have delved more into the tremendous varieties of fresh seafood that the Hong Kong local wet markets make available I have realized that some fish are not small. Hume... I'm thinking this image doesn't do justice to this giant of the seas.

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I guess the longer they live (and the more sharks they eat) the bigger they get. We bought giant grouper fish head at our local wet market and the reason you don't realize the size of the fish head when you buy it is because it is already chopped into 1-2" cube pieces.

I guess it would be slightly terrifying to see a whole giant fish head and then somehow jump cut to thinking, hey, that might just be delicious! For those of you in the know I don't need to go on but for those of you who haven't tried it the meat from this fish head is extra tender and delicious, and the fatty bits are just amazing.

Ingredients: 1 lb giant group head, (600g), chopped to bite sized pieces1 tspsalt2 tbsp diced garlic1 dried tangerine peel, Chen pi 3 tbsp ginger, sliced to matchsticks1 tbspoil2 tbsp spring onion rounds2 tbsp soy sauce1 tbsp cilantro, roughly chopped Directions: Soak dried tangerine peel in warm water for 15 minutes or until soft enough to slice through.

Steam over high heat for 5-8 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through, flakes easily and is no longer translucent. Remove from heat immediately, drain away all but 2 tbsp steaming juices at bottom of plate.

More Serendipitous Seafood Recipes at The Hong Kong Cookery: Steamed Shrimp Paste Squid However, filleting these tiny delicacies can be tricky if you want to ensure you get perfect medallions out on your first try.

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If the grouper is large enough, the meat from its cheeks would be enough to make a hearty sandwich. The flesh of grouper cheeks is more succulent and sweeter compared to any other cut of the fish.

However, certain species can cause ciguatera poisoning so always be careful to check your local state guidelines and recommendations. The fish can get quite big, but you can get massive cheeks from black grouper as well if it is large enough.

Grouper cheeks are jaw muscles, which are beautiful hunks of meat located just above the mouth and right below the eye on top of the gill plate. Step 1 Put the tip of your filleting knife right on the line the top lip of the fish makes.

Step 2 Using the jaw bone to guide your knife, start sawing gently in a circle along with it till you get the cheek off. Step 4 Cut the meat out at the end when it is barely attached to the skin to get a clean cheek.

Here is a fantastic recipe for seared grouper cheeks that is on the menu at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando: Prepare the Grouper Cheeks Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a sauté pan and season 8 grouper cheeks with sea salt and pepper to taste before adding to the hot pan.

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Cook for 2 minutes before it turns golden brown and then flips the cheeks. Prepare the Creamed Corn Take out the oil and butter from the pan before adding 2 tbsp of diced onions.

Heat oil in a pan and fry the tomato skins till they turn crispy. Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel to drain before seasoning with salt.

Then place two blistered peppers crosswise on the side of the plate as well as some crispy tomato skin. A: It is a piece of the fish that is connected to the bottom jaw, which includes the pectoral fins and extends right down to the stomach.

The red grouper is more popular with anglers because of the intense fight it puts up when it is hooked. Often times, the highest quality of meat in a fish is discarded after it is filleted.

In groupers, the head bares the fattiest and richest meat in the entire fish. Below is a delicious recipe, developed by a South Florida Captain, Woody Hughes, for this great dish with an overlooked delicacy.

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5 pounds red potatoes 2 large sweet onions 2 cans condensed milk 2 sticks of butter 2 cups Corn Starch 1 grouper head 2 pounds of grouper files Salt and pepper to taste At the same time use another large pot and cook/boil head for around 10 minutes or until skin is coming off and meat is cooked.

Once all meat has been picked clean from head, add to boiled potatoes. Get the chowder mix now to a boiling point stirring along the way not to burn bottom and once it starts to boil mix in the corn starch at high temperature to thicken.

Spread the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush with 1/4 cup of the oil. Step 2 Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pot.

Stir in the honey and tomato paste and cook until lightly caramelized, about 4 minutes. Step 3 Add the potatoes and cook over moderate heat until tender, about 20 minutes.

Transfer 3 cups of the potatoes and onions to a blender along with a little of the broth and purée until smooth. Grouper are one of the most popular species of bottom fish, highly sought after by both sportsmen and diners.

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Their aggressive nature, heavyweight fighting ability and potential to grow to very large size makes them a trophy any angler is proud to add to their resume. The firm flesh and mild flavor make them very popular as a food source where ever they are found.

The term grouper does not apply to a single species of fish in the way striped bass or albacore does. Instead, grouper is a general term applied to a larger group of related sub-species all of which share similar traits.

Likewise, grouper can mean any of almost 100 different fish worldwide including red, yellow fin, black or even the enormous Goliath. Speaking of where they can be found, various species range from New England to South America, including the waters of Texas and the Gulf of Mexico.

Regardless of where you may be fishing and specific species targeted all grouper prefer to make their homes near cover, an important element when it comes to hiding from predators and hunting for their own prey. When hunting they will use the hide as a point of concealment from which they will ambush passing prey with a lightning fast gulping attack.

This is not without reason, or because the captain likes running the engines, it is because that is where the big boys live. It is common for juveniles to spend the early part of their life in the grass beds or backwater pockets, places that provide cover (at least for smaller fish) and plenty of food without the larger predators.

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If your local waters include the habitat and structure grouper need there is no reason some of those juveniles would not take up permanent residence. Look for deeper shipping channels, reefs or artificial structure and fish it the same as you would offshore areas.

The technique you select will depend on specific species targeted, water conditions and equipment available. Because they are ambush feeders grouper are unlikely to chase baits or lure great distances.

In fact, their physical build is not well suited for long distance travels but is instead intended for short bursts of speed and brute strength. Popular live baits include pinkish, craters, sardines, grunts, spots and various minnows.

When selecting live bait it is always best to pick a species the local groupers are feeding on naturally. Letting the line slack and waiting for the fish relax and move into the open may give you a second chance.

Although larger spinning gear can be used successfully it is not as effective pulling large grouper from the depths. Conventional rigs allow the angler to gain more leverage, essential to over powering large fish headed to cover.

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The biggest differences between the various techniques are the equipment needed, and this is usually what determines which style an angler will utilize. For those who are unfamiliar with the fish finder it is a simple combination consisting of a leader, sinker and 1 or 2 hooks.

Many anglers will use cut bait when bottom fishing, such as squid, which reduced the need to collect and maintain live species. A good way to be introduced to bottom fishing is to take a trip on a head boat.

Most anglers who troll for grouper are targeting larger species with the goal of taking them for consumption. Set up involves using wire line and trolling weights, necessary to keep tackle at deeper depths.

Because you are using wire line heavy-duty rod & reel is necessary, including roller guides and tip. Once hooked up this method of trolling allows you to use the boat to pull grouper away from structure limiting its ability to enter hide.

Rig consists of long leader (sometimes several feet in length), an egg sinker and size 8/0 or 9/0 circle hook. Using a longer leader will allow heavy drag setting without restraining live bait movement.

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Although some populations are below target levels, U.S. wild-caught red grouper is still a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations. Fishing gear used to catch red grouper rarely contacts the ocean bottom and has minimal impacts on habitat.

They engulf prey whole by opening their large mouths, dilating their gill covers, rapidly drawing in a current of water, and inhaling the food. Large sharks and carnivorous marine mammals prey on adult red grouper.

Red grouper are found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts through the Gulf of Mexico and south to Brazil. Annual catch limits are used for red grouper in the commercial and recreational fisheries.

These fisheries are closed when their annual catch limit is projected to be met. Both the commercial and recreational fisheries have size limits to reduce harvest of immature red grouper.

The commercial and recreational fishing seasons are closed from January through April to protect red grouper during their peak spawning period. Minimum size limits protect immature red grouper.

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Year-round and/or seasonal area closures for commercial and recreational sectors to protect spawning groupers. ...OF Group PER HEAD EYES ON, GILL ON 50 0 CARTONS OF SCARLET SNAPPER F Inlet CO TREATED 100 CARTONS OF GROUPER FILLET CO TREATED...

...FILLET PACK:10 LBS MASTER CARTONS MVP 4)475 CARTONS FROZEN Copperhead GIL LED PACK:10 LBS MASTER CART ONS 5)15 CARTONS FROZEN... ...BOXES OF FROZEN WHOLE GUTTED AMERICAN SNAPPER 4 BOXES OF FROZEN GROUPER HEADS NET WEIGHT 8,450 LB 3,833 KG TEMP.

...DE Hero CONG Grades ROJAS Y Negros FROZEN BLACK AND RED GROUPER HEADS BIG. 400 Cars Rubin DV Connemara FROZEN ATLANTIC LANES SNAPPER WHOLE.

80 BOXES WITH LOBSTER HEAD MEAT TOTAL 80... 39 CARTONS CONT'G 858 POUNDS NET OF FROZEN RED Copperhead TO A MASTER TOTALING 22 POUNDS NET.

...FROZEN FILLET RED GROUPER, MVP TO A MASTER TOTALING 20 POUNDS NET. 36 CARTONS Cong 792 POUNDS NET OF FROZEN HEAD RED GROUPER, TO A...

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Groupers belong to one of the largest and most widely distributed families of sea fish. Grouper can be found year-round in rocky and coral reefs of tropics and sub-tropics around the world.

The taste of most groupers is similar, with slight differences in flavor and texture, depending on size, species and location of harvest. Our company always supplies the high quality grouper products with the competitive price and on time delivery.

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