sandy gars

Brighton Pier, Elwood, Sandringham and surrounds
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Re: sandy gars

Postby dazz999 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:58 pm

Scraglor wrote:
MsShimano wrote:Very nice!!!
What do they taste like? How do you cook them Daz?


Garfish is my favourite fish to eat in Vic tbh.

I knock fillets off, (leave bones in - they disolve as they are cooked) roll the fillets up, and push a toothpick into them, then roll them in flour seasoned with salt, pepper, chilli, etc.

Then I cook up a sauce where I melt down some anchovy fillets and garlic/diced onion, until it is saute'd and broken down, add a can of diced tomatoes and reduce until its lost its acidity. add some herbs (basil, oregano, etc)

Once the sauce is done, I shallow fry the fish in a high smoke point oil, and then remove the tooth picks and put them in the sauce over a low simmer.

I then sear off some green veg (asparagus, broccolini, etc) in some oil, butter, salt, pepper and lemon juice and serve the rolled up fillets on a bed of the sauce with a side of crunchy seared veggies.

One of my favourites.
thats awesome thanks Dazz



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Re: sandy gars

Postby Cuda » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:43 pm

NIce catch of gars!
Beautiful eating fish. I scale, gut and cut the heads off.
Dip in flour, then egg, then flour again and deep fry for about 20 seconds each side.
You're left with a fish finger that peels easily off the back bone. If there are any rib bones left, they are hair thick.
Delicious!!!!

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Re: sandy gars

Postby dazz999 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:03 pm

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fished sandy today for a couple of hours hard work the gars were very wary but got a feed

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Re: sandy gars

Postby Lightningx » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:04 pm

Nice catch dazz!
How big is that biggest one mate?

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Re: sandy gars

Postby dazz999 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:35 pm

hey bud 38cm 2cm under pb but a good solid gar

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Re: sandy gars

Postby Lightningx » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:36 pm

Yea I thought so looked good size in the pic :thumbsup:



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Re: sandy gars

Postby yepi'mon » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:23 pm

Nice catch mate!!

Gars were the first fish I ever tried to catch when I was younger but never had any luck! About time I give it another crack I think!

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Re: sandy gars

Postby marckyg123 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:49 am

Nice catch you'd get a good feed out of those !!

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Re: sandy gars

Postby denis barden » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:41 pm

Monsters,Well done

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Re: sandy gars

Postby dazz999 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:34 pm

all were caught on silverfish size 10 and 14 hooks



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