Everyone eats fish. Fried, baked, broiled or even Raw! Here are a couple crazy, but delicious recipes to try.
7 UP FISH!
Also known as Poor Mans’ Lobster, although most folks prefer real Lobster. Landlocked fishermen get close using this simple recipe. You will need a bottle of 7-Up soda. Boil the soda in a pot and add 3-4 cups of cubed fish filets. Boil the fish until the cubes float to the top. Maybe 3-4 minutes depending on the size of the fish cubes.
Melt butter, ½ cup. Mix with a little lemon juice. I also add a dash of Old Bay Seafood seasoning just because. This will become your dipping sauce. It may not be Lobster, I may not be Poor, but… It tastes great and is so simple.
This quick meal is perfect when you need a quick shore lunch and have few cooking needs. Use a campfire for cooking and empty, clean cans for your pots. Aluminum foil makes great double wrapped packets. They success to this recipe is that everyone can make their own. You will need some sliced potatoes, carrots, onions, salt and pepper, and whatever else you prefer. Dill weed adds a nice flavor and aroma. 4 (6 ounce) fish filets will do nicely. Add a dab of butter or cooking spray to prevent sticking. Place o the fire and cook for several minutes. Flip. Or stir as needed. There will be no dishes to clean. Hobos don’t do dishes. You eat from the foil packs or cans.
When you are on a lake or river and want to eat a fish, simply Plank It! Find an old board or cut a flat piece of firewood. Identify the wood before you cook on it. Poison Sumac may not be a wise choice. Maple, hickory, pine, or oak will all do in a pinch. Avoid plywood or OSB material which have glue and resins on them. Filet the fish and lay it on the flat board. Use wire, green vines, cotton cord, wooden pegs, or… to hold the fish in place. Allow the fire to burn down and prop the fish plank next to the fire. Be close enough to cook but not burn. If you have some salt and pepper, perfect. You may find some wild onions or spices nearby if you are a Wildman, or Woman. Eat the baked fish off the plank. Burn your dishes!
Heck if you can eat fish raw, as Sushi, anything in between should work!
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