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Reply #30 - Jul 6th, 2010 at 8:59am
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great stuff,the cat does nearly as good a job as the pigs Wink
  
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Reply #31 - Dec 14th, 2010 at 9:53pm
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i smoked up afew kahawai this week with lemon pepper to try somthing different, it was bloody nice. any other recipies for smoking fish out there? Smiley
  

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Reply #32 - Mar 19th, 2011 at 8:00am
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yeah nothing wrong with kahawai mate i smoke mine with a brown sugar and bourbon paste
  
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Reply #33 - Aug 15th, 2011 at 7:06am
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Nothing wrong with the red meat man just eat it.
  
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Reply #34 - Mar 7th, 2012 at 7:14am
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Good stuff nothing wrong with smoked fish pie
  
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Reply #35 - Mar 16th, 2012 at 7:52am
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Now you've been educated in how to fillet them try this.
Take only the white fillets.  Layer in a baking dish with sliced onions, sliced tomatoes, and other layer fish, onions tomatoes etc etc cover  with milk, big nob butter, peppper & salt, cover, bake in  hot oven for 1 hour, similar texture as crayfish.  Can add morney mix if you wish.
  
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Reply #36 - Mar 27th, 2012 at 8:47am
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good post,
very handy Smiley
  

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Reply #37 - Oct 14th, 2012 at 10:27am
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down here we smoke em yes so under rated as a table fish try using for chowder fantastic
  
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Re: Caring for your Kahawai
Reply #38 - Mar 25th, 2013 at 8:15am
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jwingill wrote on Mar 16th, 2012 at 7:52am:
Now you've been educated in how to fillet them try this.
Take only the white fillets.  Layer in a baking dish with sliced onions, sliced tomatoes, and other layer fish, onions tomatoes etc etc cover  with milk, big nob butter, peppper & salt, cover, bake in  hot oven for 1 hour, similar texture as crayfish.  Can add morney mix if you wish.

Have done this with Kingfish, it's good! Don't forget the parsley. Smiley
  

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Reply #39 - Sep 3rd, 2013 at 11:41am
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Lucky pigs!
  
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Reply #40 - Jun 30th, 2014 at 10:15am
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Sikahill wrote
I forgot to add, under no circumstances do you wash your fillets in fresh water. I prefer to not wash at all. It screws the meat.

You are so right, no salt water fish should be put anywhere near fresh water. Not only does it affect the flavour but hastens the natural process of decay so the fish will not keep as well. Take home some sea water to wash the fillets if you need to.
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Re: Caring for your Kahawai
Reply #41 - Jul 1st, 2014 at 11:00am
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Wow a 5yr old thread still going. I'm a keen kahawai catcher and we eat plenty of them. I fillet them exactly as Sikahill shows in the first post. Kahawai are great fresh but IMO they don't keep well. I've not caught any monster fish, my biggest wasn't bad at 3.6kg and I wasn't really into taking pics back then, even if it was only 4 years ago. They are great fun to catch and you can get them on virtually any rig or set up.
  

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Reply #42 - Apr 16th, 2015 at 5:57am
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  Great post.  Chicken of the sea. . . .if done right Smiley
  
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Reply #43 - Aug 5th, 2015 at 10:04am
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Nice article mate, well written. Those bodies good for a fish stew/soup my in-laws reckon, can't even stand in the house when they are cooking it, bloody rank.
  
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Re: Caring for your Kahawai
Reply #44 - Aug 6th, 2015 at 4:17am
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smudge wrote on Jul 1st, 2014 at 11:00am:
Wow a 5yr old thread still going. I'm a keen kahawai catcher and we eat plenty of them. I fillet them exactly as Sikahill shows in the first post. Kahawai are great fresh but IMO they don't keep well. I've not caught any monster fish, my biggest wasn't bad at 3.6kg and I wasn't really into taking pics back then, even if it was only 4 years ago. They are great fun to catch and you can get them on virtually any rig or set up.



We were cruising across the front of Tryphena a couple of years ago, there was the odd Kahawai plopping about so the Chch boys I had with me put a couple of lures out, and we got 4 Kahawai over 4kg!!! The biggest was 4.7!! Amazing fish Smiley
  
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