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Do we recommend the toothfish?

By bigfish - 21 August 2008 28

I noticed Peppered Prawn Restaurant in Woden displaying a big banner with special of month, Patagonian Toothfish?

Does anyone know what this is and what does it taste like?

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Do we recommend the toothfish?
Skidbladnir 9:06 am 22 Aug 08

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Thumper 8:45 am 22 Aug 08

Patogonian taste like shit, according to a Navy mate of mine.

Orange Roughy is interesting because we know absolutely nothing about it breeding habits, life cycle, maturity etc, and yet we still drag them out of the sea in millions. Thus we should not be commercially harvesting them until we do understand these things.

Personally I think the federal government should start handing out incentive grants to start fish farms.

shauno 3:15 am 22 Aug 08

Its not endangered there spread all over the vast southern ocean. We only send the Navy down there to stop them fishing in our considerable sized territory down there just as we do in the northern waters. The only thing they don’t want is for them to become exploited like the rest of the worlds fisheries.

ant 10:39 pm 21 Aug 08

My mother used to resist Orange Roughy (deep sea perch?) on menus, sayign it was lovely but it was endangered, so she wouldn’t encourage them by ordering it.

Gungahlin Al 10:35 pm 21 Aug 08

Yes it is on the “avoid” list if you believe in focusing on sustainable fisheries.
Like the orange roughy, which I was surprised to see being sold at the Farmers Markets. Given the demographics of the clientele surprising the fishmongers are game to even bring that species to the markets!
The fish shop in the Canberra Centre also sell roughy.

Granny 10:21 pm 21 Aug 08

I don’t want to be ‘fishist’ but they’re pretty ugly looking in the piscine scheme of things.

Not as bad as the denizens of the midnight zone perhaps, but I guess one of the 200kg jobbers would be a bit scary to run into in a dark underwater alley.

ant 10:08 pm 21 Aug 08

bigfeet said :

Didn’t we sent the Navy half way round the world after some South American boat that was poaching Toothfish?

Yeah, I thought they were endangered and we went hunting the evil fishermen who were poaching them.

Overheard 9:36 pm 21 Aug 08

bigfeet said :

Overheard said :

Me, I believe it’s some sort of fish.

probably quite a toothy fish I would say.

I guessed as much, but didn’t want to jump to such a rash conclusion without a PhD to back up my supposition.

bigfeet 9:30 pm 21 Aug 08

Overheard said :

Me, I believe it’s some sort of fish.

probably quite a toothy fish I would say.

Overheard 9:27 pm 21 Aug 08

Damn. I have a mate who’s effecively a Dr of Patagonian Toothfish (not too much of a stretch) but he’s off doing fishy things in other waters and only contactable by smoke signals when there’s a southerly blowing.

Me, I believe it’s some sort of fish.

bigfeet 9:24 pm 21 Aug 08

peter@home said :

aren’t toothfish a protected species, or at least fished by 2 companies who export primarily to the rest of the world?

Didn’t we sent the Navy half way round the world after some South American boat that was poaching Toothfish?

peter@home 9:18 pm 21 Aug 08
peter@home 9:18 pm 21 Aug 08

aren’t toothfish a protected species, or at least fished by 2 companies who export primarily to the rest of the world?

iCanberran 9:01 pm 21 Aug 08

A Google search reveals it to be “one of the tastiest fish”, and a fish that’s too expensive to serve at a restuarant named in it honour.

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/fishtales/what/what_toothfish.htm
http://www.smh.com.au/news/restaurant-reviews/patagonian-toothfish/2005/11/15/1132016773937.html

Apparently, very succulent, relatively rare and mostly exported to the US and Japan.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/11/24/1195753357386.html

Haven’t tried it personally but given that no one is ever in Peppered Prawn when I drive past at lunchtime and this is a very rare and expensive meal, I do wonder?

Headbonius 8:58 pm 21 Aug 08

Patagonian Toothfish is a deep water, Sub-Antartic species also marketed in some coutries as the Chilean Sea-Bass. This popular South American fish has a rich, melt-in-your-mouth flavor and tender, moist texture. But the same with most fish, if they cook the shit out of it, it will taste like shit. So long as it’s fresh and not over-cooked you will enjoy the experience.

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