Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 32
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    Johnny's Easy Grilled Fish

    There is not much happening on the farm this time of year, and the Longprongs needed to put some space between each other, so I slipped quietly into the Land of Oz for some fishing with my mates.


  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    Wayne's magic rod

    My old buddy Wayne Kerr had kindly left his magic fishing rod at my shack, and like him, not being fond of underutilised rods, I decided to give it a run. Our target was the tasty Yellowfin Bream (Acanthopagrus australis). This fish grows to 65cm/4kg and is delicious eating.

    This is the famous Wayne Kerr magic rod, said to have killed many fish. It lives in local legend as the Excalibur of beach rods. Just looks like an ordinary fishing rod to me.

    Last edited by Johnny Longprong; 11-11-2007 at 05:06 PM.

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    Johnny's a lazy cook

    At Uthai Thani the girls do the creative cooking, but when I am solo, I cook to survive. I’ll show you one way to prepare your fish, how to cook it quickly, easily and without all the arty farty sauces, garnishes and bloody chilli. Oh, by the way, if you haven’t already got one, rush out and buy a convection microwave. These things are the lazy cook’s best friend and you’ll need one for this recipe.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    The "Hole in the Wall"

    Just up the road is a fishing spot called “The Hole in the Wall”. You drive up the beach until you see the V appear on the left of that island. My mate Gary is already on station waiting for a big one.
    Gary, a famous Australian novelist, was madly working on his next book, but when I said “fishing” he couldn’t get ready quick enough. He reckons I’ve got a part in the book as a serial killer who knocks his victims off with his poisoned Mango chutney. So he justifies today as “research”.

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    How to rig for Bream

    This is how I rig for Bream, 6kg line, ball sinker, swivel and a short leader to a 2/0 suicide hook. You may recognise the cooked Vannamie prawn I am using, it comes from Thailand. We use these, because if the fish aren’t biting, we can eat the bait.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008
    Bloody hell!! It is a magic rod. First cast and I caught this fine Bream. Those thongs are size 11, so I guess you would call that a size 15 fish.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    Scaling your fish

    Now for the messy bit - preparing your fish.
    I don’t want to bore you here, but I will go into some detail for the inexperienced fish killer.

    First, get yourself 2 knives. I use a butter knife for scaling and a serrated sharp knife for gutting the fish. The theory here is, you will not cut yourself as often when scaling with a blunt knife, and a blunt knife slides more easily across the fish when scaling.
    Scale your fish, making sure not to leave any. There is nothing worse than having to spit scales.

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    Tight as a fish's bum

    Now, stick the serrated knife into the fish’s bum. You may have some preconceptions about the tightness of a fish’s bum, but it will easily accommodate a pointy knife.

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    Gut your fish

    With a shallow action, rip the knife up towards the head. For those who weren’t told by their mothers, always cut away from yourself.
    Put your hand into the fish and pull out the gills and all other organs. Check that they are nice and red, and there is no sign of disease. If they look bad or smell like a Bangkok sewer, chuck the fish away. Wash out the gut cavity.

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    Big decision

    Decisions, decisions, will I have the big one or the small one?

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    The ingredients

    Gather the ingredients.
    Fish
    Grilling rack
    Oil for rack
    Lemon
    Limes
    Cracked pepper
    Salt
    Too easy.

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    Score your fish

    “score” the fish on both sides.

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    Place on rack

    Place on oiled rack and rub pepper, salt and lemon inside and out.

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    Cook fish

    Whack in microwave and press buttons.
    Sit back with something cold.

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008

    Eat fish

    Eat your fish.
    Yes, that’s right, just fish. Why spoil something so good with unnecessary diversions.

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat
    ceburat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Last Online
    30-08-2011 @ 09:42 AM
    Posts
    1,473
    Looking good mate. More coming I hope.

  18. #18
    RIP
    blackgang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last Online
    08-07-2010 @ 08:33 PM
    Location
    Phetchabun city
    Posts
    15,471
    Are you going to grill the other one, since you broiled that one and already ate it??

  19. #19
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008
    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Are you going to grill the other one, since you broiled that one and already ate it??

    You must have one of those old fashioned microwaves BG. This fella preheats up to about 270c for fish, and then zaps it with RF whilst cooking. In the strictest sense of the word it isn't "grilled" but so bloody close it doesn't matter. Simply press the grilled fish button and stand back.

  20. #20
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    20-10-2017 @ 05:04 AM
    Location
    Ludovico Institute
    Posts
    997
    I've had a Big Mac & fries tonight, bought from the worst McD's in the world.

    Looking at your pics on the beach, I conclude - my life sucks.

  21. #21
    RIP
    blackgang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last Online
    08-07-2010 @ 08:33 PM
    Location
    Phetchabun city
    Posts
    15,471
    Nope, got one of them new fukers with the fans and dual units.
    Mainly pulling your chain.

  22. #22
    Thailand Expat terry57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    17-06-2020 @ 11:04 AM
    Posts
    26,730
    Eh Johhny,

    My box ain't got no grilled fish button so how many minutes on high mate. ?

    Be careful of the Aussie lingo as most of these drongo's ain't got a friggin clue wot we are on about.

  23. #23
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Eh Johhny,

    My box ain't got no grilled fish button so how many minutes on high mate. ?

    Be careful of the Aussie lingo as most of these drongo's ain't got a friggin clue wot we are on about.
    Buggered if I know Teza. I am a bit of a waterburner really, and a bush cook at best. That's why I embrace technology, and let the oven do the thinking. I need as much artificial intelligence as I can get.

  24. #24
    I am in Jail
    Lily's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Online
    14-05-2014 @ 05:06 PM
    Posts
    6,815
    Which beach is that and what island?

    It looks like right at the very end of Hawks Nest beach.
    Last edited by Lily; 13-11-2007 at 02:28 PM.

  25. #25
    Thailand Expat
    Johnny Longprong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    24-06-2019 @ 08:11 PM
    Posts
    1,008
    Quote Originally Posted by Lily View Post
    Which beach is that and what island?

    It looks like right at the very end of Hawks Nest beach.
    Pretty close Lil. The island is Broughton Island. The shot was taken at the "Hole in the Wall" near Mungo Brush. 32 32 38.39S, 152 18 53.47E

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •