Cleaning and Preparing Gamefish: Step-by-Step Instructions, from Water to Table

Cleaning and Preparing Gamefish: Step-by-Step Instructions, from Water to Table

by Monte Burch

Paperback(First Edition)

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For an angler, it's tough to beat the fresh-caught flavor and satisfaction of a delicious fish dinner savored after a successful day on the water. But to get the most from your catch, it must be handled, cleaned, and prepared properly from the moment of capture. In this long-awaited guide, outdoorsman Monte Burch, with the help of step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, explains how to handle all types of gamefish caught in both fresh and salt water, including trout, salmon, bass, walleye, perch, catfish, northern pike, bluefish, redfish, striped bass, and many others.
This handbook covers the skills needed for gutting, scaling, skinning, steaking, and filleting all popular gamefish, as well as the knives, tools, and other equipment needed, and illustrates basic cooking methods. Burch also describes the best techniques for preserving fish, including freezing, drying, pickling, canning, and smoking. Then he shares many of his favorite recipes for frying, baking, poaching, and broiling your fish. Cleaning and Preparing Gamefish is a book all anglers will want to keep close at hand and refer to often. Its usefulness will last a lifetime.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493059416
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2021
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 1,173,802
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

MONTE BURCH has been an outdoor writer for more than four decades and has written more than fifty books, including Field Dressing and Butchering Big Game, The Ultimate Guide to Making Outdoor Gear and Accessories, The Ultimate Guide to Calling and Decoying Waterfowl, and Country Crafts and Skills, as well as hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles. He lives in Humansville, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Catch and Release or Catch and Keep 1

Chapter 2 Nutrition and Safety 21

Chapter 3 Tools 33

Chapter 4 Dressing Freshwater Fish 53

Chapter 5 Dressing Saltwater Fish and Shellfish 93

Chapter 6 Dressing Turtles, Frogs, Eels, Crawfish, Freshwater Shellfish, and Alligators 107

Chapter 7 Preserving Fish 115

Chapter 8 Cooking Fish 133

Chapter 9 Recipes 153

Sources 177

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