Skipjack Question

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Zed

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Mar 22, 2004
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True true!!
Is WHITE skipjack. Aku in Hawaiian. Black skipjack are an inshore fish like a bonito w no market. Theres a big difference between white and black skippies. Just like the difference between yellowtail and jack crevalle. One is delicious and one the dog might not eat.
 
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surfgoose

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    I agree with Zed, the white skipjack are much better to eat than the black skipjack in most people's tastes, and are the "light tuna" of canned tuna. But the extra flavor of the black skipjack makes them an excellent fish when smoked. Cut thin, basted with teriyaki or other flavoring as you wish, smoked at a low temp for about three hours then finished with an hour at about 165 degrees, you will have some pretty popular eats!

    I've tried covering the thin fillets with brown sugar, honey, bbq sauce and a bunch of other things, and various combinations. What a fun thing to do, experimenting with your fish! The only things that didn't work for my taste was soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce, but there were some people who liked those flavors, so you never know.

    Bleed them, keep them cold, cut the fillets thin.
     
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    Hugh Mann
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    skippies are good.. I fry hard for a minute skin side down, flip over in the pan, then add half a beer.. when cooked, make into the best tuna melts/salad/casserole you've ever had.. add whatever seasoning you like when beer braising, bonito or skippies will accept it no problem..
     
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    flyhigh123

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    i've had bonito sashimi and honestly, it was amazing... flavorful, soft.... those who say skipjack sucks most likely has not had it prepared properly.
     
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    soskunked

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    I canned my black skipjack in pint jars and pressure cooked them for 100 minutes. It doesn't turn white like you'd expect but it lightens up a lot. I just filled the jar with fish, put a jalepeno in there and added water 3/4 from the top. Best tuna sandwich or salad ever!
     
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    wildbunch

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    #1 bait for my lobsters. They love the blood and oil, I prefer BLUEFIN for sashimi and AHI for seared blackend tuna.
     
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