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Old 02-09-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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Well, the kids (son is 12 and daughter is 10) and I caught our first Sturgeon today! We fished the St Johns area and hooked up on a keeper. It was 42.5 inches (we had to measure it at least five times to make sure)! Good thing I went to the "how to fillet a sturgeon" seminar at the sportsman show on Wednesday; so I managed to clean it up pretty good. Anyway, now I need to know how to cook it? What's your favorite method? Thanks for the help, I'm gettin hungry!

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Old 02-09-2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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Bee so long since I caught one, I wouldn't know...but if memory serves.

Cornmeal and a oiled up frying pan, plain and simple, very tasty. Add little homemade tartar sauce and it's freshwater fish and chips.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:35 PM   #3
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My buddy made me some the other night and it was delicious!!!!

He took some steaks and wrapped them with one layer of Prociuttio(thin bacon stuff from italy) and then sprinkled a pretty fair amount of kosher salt(the big flake kind in the blue box) on the wrapped fish and then fried it in very hot olive oil on all four sides for about two minutes on each side.

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Old 02-09-2008, 07:43 PM   #4
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One of the easiest ways to do it is. To rub it with canola oil and sprinkle some sea salt on it. Add a little white pepper.Than barbeque till its done. Pull off and add a little johnnys. Simple and really good.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:47 PM   #5
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In a big pot boil a 2 liter of sprite. Cut your fish into 1" cubes. Once the sprite is boiling drop the pieces of sturg in and boil. They are done once they float to the surface. Should only take a few minutes. Outa this world stuff. Just dip in cocktail sauce or melted butter.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:48 PM   #6
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Hard to go wrong, it's the "chicken" of the sea, moreso than tuna. I like to fry it in a batter.

Make sure to cut all fatty/dark meat off of it. That area contains the contaminants, pesticides.

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Old 02-09-2008, 07:57 PM   #7
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When I caught my sturgen, we fried it up it was really good.
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There is a great recipe that I found here on ifish for blackened cajun sturgeon. It was great! Just make sure you have great ventilation, I smoked the whole house up.
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:11 PM   #9
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shish kabobs with pineapple, onion, peppers and sturgeon cooked on the bbq, Nothing better
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:25 PM   #10
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Cut up into 1 inch squares, then dip them into Pride of the West batter. I mix the batter with beer, although water will work! Then deep fry them in oil heated to 350 degrees until golden brown. Tell the youngins that is chicken nuggets and they will gobble them up too! You can find the batter mix usually near the seafood display at all major stores. Comes in a small yellow bag, kinda like pancake mix.

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Cut up into 1 inch squares, then dip them into Pride of the West batter. I mix the batter with beer, although water will work! Then deep fry them in oil heated to 350 degrees until golden brown. Tell the youngins that is chicken nuggets and they will gobble them up too! You can find the batter mix usually near the seafood display at all major stores. Comes in a small yellow bag, kinda like pancake mix.

Hope you enjoy!!!

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Ditto! it comes out awesome this way! we also make a casarole with sturgeon. very yummy!
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:55 AM   #12
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We made it last night.......Panko Sturgeon

fillet, and cut the fillet into 4" long slabs then cut slabs lengthwise into 1/2" wide strips like fishsticks.

get the pride of the west batter mix as described above, and some "panko" this is asian bread crumbs usually used for Tempura frying to give it a crunchy crust.


make the batter on the thin side....just thin enough to put a light film on strips, then immediatly roll in the panko covering all sides evenly, and set aside.


Take a large heavy cast iron skillet, and bring 1/2" of oil to temp "med HIGH"

pan fry 2 to 3 minutes a side turning once, move around as needed to brown evenly.

Liberally season with salt sprinkled once removed from pan to drain on paper towels.
Serve with coleslaw, and deepfried mushrooms using the same steps above.
today we are having panko sturgeon hoagies with the leftovers....
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:00 AM   #13
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1. Take 2 nice sized fillets and add layer of butter
2. Sprinkle lemon juice down each
3. Add layer of ranch dressing
4. Add a nice layer of minced garlic
5. Sprinkle pepper
6. Wrap in foil and throw on the grill


Beer batter/deep fried is my all time favorite though....
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:05 AM   #14
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We made it last night.......Panko Sturgeon

fillet, and cut the fillet into 4" long slabs then cut slabs lengthwise into 1/2" wide strips like fishsticks.

get the pride of the west batter mix as described above, and some "panko" this is asian bread crumbs usually used for Tempura frying to give it a crunchy crust.


make the batter on the thin side....just thin enough to put a light film on strips, then immediatly roll in the panko covering all sides evenly, and set aside.


Take a large heavy cast iron skillet, and bring 1/2" of oil to temp "med HIGH"

pan fry 2 to 3 minutes a side turning once, move around as needed to brown evenly.

Liberally season with salt sprinkled once removed from pan to drain on paper towels.
Serve with coleslaw, and deepfried mushrooms using the same steps above.
today we are having panko sturgeon hoagies with the leftovers....

I second this method I did it like this last night also but less oil and it is great
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:09 AM   #15
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I second this method I did it like this last night also but less oil and it is great
Ya, I too used probably 1/4" of oil...sure is some good eats!!!
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:45 AM   #16
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:54 AM   #17
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First, let it age for a day or two. You would never butcher a deer or cow and eat it the same day.

Second, trim off all the fat

Third, soak any pieces you will eat in whole milk for 24 hours. Do not soak fish you will smoke. This will tenderize it. Lots of people soak all their white seafood in milk.

WHen I use pride of the west I never make a batter. Cut fish in pieces, roll in dry potw, then dip in a beaten egg, then roll in panko. Let sit for 30 min min, this lets the egg/flower/panko set up.

Pan fry or deep fry.


OR............ lightly coat with seasoned flower and pan fry, fast and hot.


IF youi want something really incredalbe. light brine and quick pan or two of smoke and then can. Incredable.........
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:35 AM   #19
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flower, eggs then roll in cracker crumbs then fry. home made tarter sauce is a grate addition.
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:36 AM   #20
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I split the filets so they are about a half inch think. If they are really thick, you'll have to fry them so long the sturgeon will get rubbery. I'll second fishbait's advice to soak in milk overnight. Ditto with taking off the red/dark meat.

I mail order House Autry seafood breader from NC, the stuff can be bought online. A bit of trouble but I usually get some chicken breader and some hushpuppy mix at the same time. Wonderful stuff.

Pan fry it...nothing better...

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Old 02-10-2008, 09:16 AM   #21
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Cut strips of sturgeon into the size of a snickers bar. Wrap each strip with a slice of Oscar Mayer thin slice bacon (this brand of bacon stretches nice around the strips). Then use a couple of toothpicks to hold it together. They should be wrapped in a spiral, like a barber pole. Sprinkle with lemon pepper, Lawry's or Johnnie's, or whatever floats your boat. Then lay on the bbque grill. The bacon doesn't have too much fat, but just enough to keep the fish tender and moist when grilling. You can also throw some wood chips on your coals, or a smoker box on your gas burner if you want that extra Northwestern flavor. Turn strips over a couple of times until you think they are done. When the meat turns white, then the time is right! You can even splash some teryaki or bbque sauce on them before serving. compliment with a side of grilled veggies and a pot of steamed rice. Don't forget your favorite bottle of red to go with!
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Pride of the west, then deep fry. Easy, delicious.
Never added the beer... I'm sure I'll try that next time.
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In a big pot boil a 2 liter of sprite. Cut your fish into 1" cubes. Once the sprite is boiling drop the pieces of sturg in and boil. They are done once they float to the surface. Should only take a few minutes. Outa this world stuff. Just dip in cocktail sauce or melted butter.
Very good and easy but try garlic butter!



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Old 02-10-2008, 10:01 AM   #24
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try making some chowder, just use a clam chowder recipe but add lots of 1inch chunks of sturgeon and bacon instead of clams. wife and kids love it.
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Pride of the west! Used the beer in the batter....great! For a little extra kick, sprinkle some cayenne on the chunks when they come out of the oil. Keep some of that beer handy to wash it all down.
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Just my use amber beer in the batter for fish, it makes a world of difference.
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Smoke It!!!!
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:24 PM   #28
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All of those recipies sound good! I agree also that smoked sturg is excellent, soy sauce mainate, brown sugar, and garlic, white wine, water, let soak overnight, pat dry and smoke 8-10 hrs. emmmm!!!
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Just follow the instructions from FSHKLR & FISHBAIT above. Pride Of The West is hard to beat, but for lighter batter you should try Zatarain's New Orleans Fish Fry it's a dry mix that lightly coats the fish. You can get it a little thicker by dipping the fish in a milk and egg mixture prior to coating it.
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Ahhh Heck,

Just bring it over and Janey & I will show you just how to prepare it.

Wed can do .......... like 3-4 different recipies and do a tast comparison.

Who knows, I might even make my balsomic spinich brown sugar sauce......... Ummm
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Well, the kids (son is 12 and daughter is 10) and I caught our first Sturgeon today! We fished the St Johns area and hooked up on a keeper. It was 42.5 inches (we had to measure it at least five times to make sure)! Good thing I went to the "how to fillet a sturgeon" seminar at the sportsman show on Wednesday; so I managed to clean it up pretty good. Anyway, now I need to know how to cook it? What's your favorite method? Thanks for the help, I'm gettin hungry!
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Large pan
2 quarts water
1 cup salt
2 cups sugar

Stir the salt and sugar into the water as it comes to a boil.Dissolving as much of the salt and sugar as possible.

Cut sturgeon into 1/4 inch thick strips 2 to 3 inches long.1 inch or so wide.

Dump the sturgeon into the boiling water only long enough for it to float to the top.About a minute.

Remove sturgeon from water and drain.

Dip in Garlic butter

Enjoy!!!


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I cut sturgeon into 1/2 inch thick strips.Flour.Fry hot and fast in butter.Season with Johnnies and pepper.Simple,fast,Delicious

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When I use Pride of the west I also use it dry but I add season salt till the flower is a light rusty color and just rince it off with water and roll in flower and set in the oil. Not a big fan of heave batter so this is just right.
Caution: make more then you need it's hard to get it all to the table.
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Lay the sturgeon fillet on a sheet of tin foil, on top add some sliced lemons, 2 table spoons of garlic butter, then sprinkle some Traeger salmon shake and wrap it up very well. Throw into the dishwasher and wall la! Red potatoes, and french bread. Serve with Deschutes Cascade Ale!
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OK Heres another of my favorites

Take a sturgeon fillet.Big enough to feed the crew.

Slice it length ways like a Hot dog bun.
Smother in sour creme.
Set on a peice of tin foil large enough to fully enclose the fillet
Open it up like you would the bun.
Lay in a bunch of crab meat.Sprinkle in some cheese,close the bun.
Top with shredded Monteray Jack and cheddar cheese.
Top that with smashed Ritz crackers.
Wrap the fillet in the tin foil.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Uncover and bake for 15 more minutes or until done.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:07 PM   #36
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Thanks to all for the great recipes! The response has been overwealming! I plan to try most of them as we catch more! Anyway, it seems that the majority was to fry, so that is what we did. We aren't a big fans of all that fat in a deep fryer so we did it in a pan; about 1/4" of Smart Balance oil. I cut the chunks into squares and trimmed them up real good to get rid of the fat. I used some Louisana brand seasoned fish fry to coat it before frying. WOW was it GOOD!!!!!
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take fillet and put into tin foil. cover with italian dressing. cover in tin foil. put on bbq for 10-12 min. also can go in the oven 400 deg. 10-12 min. cooking time may very do to elevation or how thick it is.

Also easy way to do those slimy salmon or steelhead. once a year is enough for me.

As i was told.........italian dressing has all the needed spices right in the jar.
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