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Old 06-05-2004, 04:59 PM
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Question Recipe for menhaden

Hello all

I was going through some paper's in my closet and came
across a pamphlet titled Finfish of Jamaica By.In it is a list of
species and survey's of fish traweled,gil neted and seined.
there is also a survey of fish eating from the shore's and bridges
of Jamaica Bay.Out of 304 people asked what speices they eat.
One said menhanden (bunker) I couldn't believe it bunker??
Who has a recipe for bunker they would like to share. LoL
Preferably barbequed bunker for the summer. Thanx



Oats I'm expecting a good goof from you
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Old 06-06-2004, 11:20 AM
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Nigiri Bunker

I'm always in a hurry, so I stretch out kitchen foil, shiny side up, and spread rice in a thin layer all over it. Then slice your fish. Have a bowl of water with a liberal amount of vinegar in it to regularly wet your hands. Dip your (left or right) hand into the water and leave it wet. Take a small palm full of rice and squeeze it firmly until it sticks firmly together. Put it down on a flat clean surface. Repeat as necessary. Then using two thumbs and two forefingers, neatly shape the rice into 'cigar' shapes. Then lay the fish over the top of the rice, gently shaping it over the top of the rice.
Serve at room temperature. NEVER SERVE BUNKER FROM THE REFRIGERATOR! It destroys the texture and flavor
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Old 06-06-2004, 02:47 PM
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Old 06-06-2004, 03:18 PM
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recipe for menhaden

Well live and learn,no one I ever talked to told me they ever ate bunker.Fish caked bergaul's,baked or fried searobin yes.
but bunker I always looked at as a bait fish only because of its nasty smell and heavy oil cocentrate.The rice recipe sounds great
but still will be hesitant to try it. (I hope your not yankin my chain) Thanx




I guess my grangmother was right when she told me
everything is eatable from the sea

Spider crab in the sauce?
Don't tell me. LoL
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Old 06-08-2004, 05:10 PM
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Re: recipe for menhaden

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Old 06-08-2004, 08:46 PM
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RECIPE FOR BUNKER?

lOl he he he ha ha ha

Yeah .meaning... Leading me on

Anyway I'm sticking to fishcake bergall's and fried sea robin..

Good Fishing Kingfiher
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Old 06-10-2004, 05:58 AM
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Sorry Joe I can't help you out with a recipe for bunker. This winter I read two books on old time commercial fishermen. One book dealt with crabbers in the Maryland area, the other the first fishing families that settled the north and south forks of L.I. Strange thing was in both groups the older fishermen preferred a bunker over a striper as table fare! Go figure -- one man's bait is another man's supper.
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Old 06-10-2004, 08:45 AM
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2 Great bunker reciepes, 1 from New England 1 from the Chesapeake Bay area, works great for bluefish also:

New England receipe: Soak a board in water until board is fully saturated. In the meanwhile start a barbeque ( a real barbeque with charcoal not a suburban gas burner). When coals are greyed over and fully ashed, secure bunker or bluefish to the board. Put the fish and board into the barbeque, cook until meat is flakey (careful not to over cook). When it's done remove from heat, let sit a few minutes, remove fish from the board, throw fish in the trash and eat the board.

Chesapeake Bay Receipe: Carefully fillet and skin the bunker or bluefish. Put fillets in the fridge, you can marinate them in your favorite marinade if you want, but it's really not needed. Take the head and the rack from the filleted bunker/bluefish and put it in a crab trap. Wait a few hours and haul the trap. When you've got some crabs, simply boil or steam the crabs in Old Bay seasoning until done. Spread newspaper on a picnic table, let the crabs cool off just a little bit. Go get a couple of cold beers from the fridge, while your in there get the fillets. Open a cold beer, throw the bunker/bluefish fillets in the trash and eat the crabs.

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Old 06-10-2004, 06:11 PM
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Thumbs up bunker recipe?

Who can figure that out. I'll stick with bunker for bait only or for oil in a lamp LoL. Thanx Bronk


You had me on the floor laughing my a__ off (lmao)
when I read the New England recipe

As for your Chesapeake recipe well i'm going to have a beer now.

Thanx sevelly they were great recipe's
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