BBQ Hapuka wings and belly

BBQ Hapuka wings and belly

Can't believe I used to throw this stuff away years back, best meat on the fish once again.

I just scraped the slime off, then gave it a rub all over with a cut lemon, then it was split, pinned flat with a skewer, fried a little on the inside, but then really given it on the scale side.

It came out BBQed to perfection. Andrea got the belly because she is bone-phobic, Otto got the bones out and chew the meat off, I got the rest!

I was going to take a pic with the salads it was served with, but really who cares, this is the tasty bit!


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Tue, 2011-10-04 09:28

might try that myself sometime, I give the wings and head away.

Jamie, you doing deepdrop tomo ?


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Ahh probably not, maybe

Tue, 2011-10-04 09:50

Ahh probably not, maybe dhufish and sambos down the capes? Keep that seat warm for me mate, I wanna see that FCV-295 in some deep water and now I see it comes with unlimited biltong!


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Tue, 2011-10-04 10:28

I did the same thing Jamie, altho mine didn't look quite as good , As you said i normaly don't bother with them either, certainly changed my mind now.

Thanks for the rabbit's mate. Cheers Grant.

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Must admit that I was tempted

Tue, 2011-10-04 09:36

Must admit that I was tempted to nick some off Otto's plate!

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Joy to the world

Tue, 2011-10-04 09:49

Joy to the world


Saving mine for the weekend, going a green curry tonight

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Tue, 2011-10-04 17:44

famous old saying 'the sweetest meat is next to the bone'.   Cut the flesh out of the cheeks for a real treat.  I was interested to know how the flesh of a fish that big tasted - obviously very good.  Thought it might be a bit coarse.

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Actually these were pretty

Wed, 2011-10-05 21:54

Actually these were pretty small puka, but big as fas as average catch goes.

The flesh is fine, even the 32kg BG was really good, although I heard the recent 46kg one was a bit dry.

We cut the cheeks from the 32kg BG awhile back, although I didn;t get to eat that bit =)