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armored catfish for supper

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:15 pm
by newoldglory
Picatamuse, (dern, even goggle refused to spell it for me), that's not a good sign. :roll: But I am going to eat one tonight. I just got it off the grill and am waiting for it to cool. I've never eat one before but if it is made of meat, it's "food chain" to me. I've cooked it longer than normal "for me " but I can adjust for my next victim. Captain Trey, at Sawgrass Park, used my compound bow to nail this 14" dinosaur and it is my meal for tonight. Unfortunately it was gut shot and you don't want to know what came out of this animals intestines. :slap: But the meat was not damaged and I will soon know if this animal tastes as good as lobster. :scratch: Hang on, this could hurt me more than you. :dontknow:

:proud: :old_glory: :usa: :florida: :rebel:

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:22 pm
by Scarecrow
Gerald do you have a cast iron stomach? :lol: :rebel:

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:28 pm
by trailerdon
Waiting for the update on this one. That being said GAR is good to eat if you want to go through the trouble to clean one.
When in doubt, "add garlic"

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:38 pm
by blow boat
newoldglory wrote:Picatamuse, (dern, even goggle refused to spell it for me), that's not a good sign. :roll: But I am going to eat one tonight. I just got it off the grill and am waiting for it to cool. I've never eat one before but if it is made of meat, it's "food chain" to me. I've cooked it longer than normal "for me " but I can adjust for my next victim. Captain Trey, at Sawgrass Park, used my compound bow to nail this 14" dinosaur and it is my meal for tonight. Unfortunately it was gut shot and you don't want to know what came out of this animals intestines. :slap: But the meat was not damaged and I will soon know if this animal tastes as good as lobster. :scratch: Hang on, this could hurt me more than you. :dontknow:

:proud: :old_glory: :usa: :florida: :rebel:
So how did it come out ,taste like chicken :dontknow:

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:41 pm
by Prototype
Here ya go Gerald " Plecostomus " Great for freshwater aquariums and the environmental issue is still in debate? Non native and burrows into shoreline banks too breed and nest? Not like the normal native fish beds. 14 inch is ok size? We had some 2 footers float in polk after the course super approved a mole cap treatment on a rainy evening? What a mess but at least no ducks this time convulsing around a downtown apartment complex eating hot mole crickets!

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:45 pm
by newoldglory
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. I have eaten the box that Bud Lite came in and got more pleasure than I got from this dinosaur. :shock: Only a starving Indian would would eat such a disgusting food. If you had ever fallen into an open sewer tank with you're mouth open, would you know the taste. :banghead: This could have been one of Paul Harvey's " the rest of the story's". Barffffff.

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:54 pm
by newoldglory
Prototype wrote:Here ya go Gerald " Plecostomus " Great for freshwater aquariums and the environmental issue is still in debate? Non native and burrows into shoreline banks too breed and nest? Not like the normal native fish beds. 14 inch is ok size? We had some 2 footers float in polk after the course super approved a mole cap treatment on a rainy evening? What a mess but at least no ducks this time convulsing around a downtown apartment complex eating hot mole crickets!
I'm fairly tough when it comes to "uncommon meals" but this one has got my goat!!! I can't remember any thing this bad. :violent1:

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:06 pm
by blow boat
Ok, take n ur word for it . Use for impaleascale
Target only ! You remind me of my old man
Only he would sucker me in say n it taste's
Good :fishing

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:09 pm
by davemotes
You are too much :lol: :lol: you got me crying :lol: :lol: thanks dad I needed that. :thumbleft:

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:21 am
by skinnypockets
Gerald, Debbie said she remembers when she overcooked the chicken you said, "put mayonnaise on it, that'll fix anything", did you try that? :fishing

:rebel: :florida: :old_glory:

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:28 am
by PM
Anything you have to use a Sawzall to clean can't be good!

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:40 am
by newoldglory
PM wrote:Anything you have to use a Sawzall to clean can't be good!

I didn't use a sawzall, I used a machete. :cheers:

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:38 am
by AceNtheHole
Might taste better if you sit upwind of it. :dontknow:

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:35 pm
by dblj006
From the internet

Armored Catfish

Another one of those recipes that seems like more work than it's worth....

First you have to catch them. That's usually the hardest part of any meal on the marsh, unless you bring it from home in a cooler. Catch a lot of them, they're small.

Armored CatfishHere's what you do with them once you have them:

1. Cut off the head and fins and gut it.

2. Boil it. After boiling the skin will peel off.

3. Cook it up in a stew with salt, pepper and curry powder. The curry powder was stressed. Don't forget the curry powder.

Apparently they taste like crap unless you put in enough curry powder to kill the taste. I've never been ambitious enough to try them.

Someone else gave me another recipe for armored catfish that sounds much better.

1. Lay the fish on a hot grill and cook it for a short time, turning it once.

2. Peel the skin off

3. Lift the filet off each side.

Supposedly, they taste like lobster when prepared this way. I haven't tried it myself, but it sounds better than the curry recipe.

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:37 pm
by dblj006
There is a market for them.
The are a couple of guys from Orlando that catch them out of Okeechobee. They are sent to New York and then shipped to China.

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:23 pm
by BUSHHOG85
dblj006 wrote:There is a market for them.
The are a couple of guys from Orlando that catch them out of Okeechobee. They are sent to New York and then shipped to China.
Seen a dude on 60 cast netting them in a outfall ditch and that's the same thing he told me :lol:

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:31 pm
by Scarecrow
Here is my recipe-----clean fish----find a nice flat pine board(no knots preferred)--lay fileted fish on pine board ---covered with mixed veggies and add curry powder-bake in oven(350) for 25 min.---when done scrape all that crap off and eat the board----DELICIOUS :lol: :rebel:

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:35 pm
by glades cat
Favorite recipe for Cedar Plank Armored Catfish:

Heat grill on High,
Soak cedar plank at least 30 min before use,
Season armored catfish as desired,
place fish on cedar plank,
grill until fish is done and cedar plank is charred,
discard fish and eat cedar plank.

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:31 pm
by mojoe
I believe you are the wrong thing. A Guyanese guy that nets and sells them told me there are 2 kinds: Hasa and Smoke Hasa. What he calls a "smoke hasa" is a placostimus(what you ate). He doesent keep those. Hasa are smaller, lighter in color, and rounder. More like a catfish with armor, not a flattened out tank sucker. The little catfish looking ones are the ones he keeps. Supposedly delicious. I have a cracker buddy that also swears they are delicious. Apparently his Asian neighbor has him convinced.

He said the reason they call them "smoke hasa" is because if you stick a cigarette in the mouth of one it will smoke it!!

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:14 pm
by Birddog247
From what I've researched in the past an armored catfish and a placo are two different species. The placo can be found burrowing along shorelines for nesting while the armored catfish nest in wetland areas and builds a nest that resembles a floating clump of bubbles and foam with dry grass on top. I researched this one day after I stumbled along one of the armored catfish nest. When in doubt poke it with a stick right? When I did so a fish I had never seen before attacked the stick violently. I had never seen this before and had to learn more. Like mojo said above you may have eatin the wrong one. Sorry I speak loxahatchee. Lol

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:08 am
by newoldglory
This makes 2 things that I wont eat. The other is a possum. As a child, we had to cross a cow pasture to get to school. Being boys, we had to have a stick to swat at anything and every thing. One cheerful morning, we came across a dead cow. (I did not kill it), it was just laying there. Naturally, I had to whack it to see if it would jump up and scare the hell out of me. :shock: To my dismay, 3 possums ran out of the dead cows rectum. They had been eating the innerds of the cow and sleeping between meals inside of the poor defensiveless cow. The dead cow did not bother me, but the possums left a tattoo in my brain that no plastic surgery could ever erase. I'm sure that they taste good but I have other dead things to eat. :roll:

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:24 pm
by Bruce
Armored cat and plecostomus are two diff fish

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:45 am
by Whitebear
Here is a quick reference about the two similar catfishes. Seems they get called by the same names, probably a geo-location thing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plecostomus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armoured_catfish

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:37 am
by Deano
Good Morning, Whitebear. Good to see you up, out and about. I hope that means you
are feeling better and on the upswing rather than having an inability to sleep comfortably. :wink:

Re: armored catfish for supper

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:29 pm
by terrible ted
That not the one i believe they eat. I think its the one with the shell.

look more like this fish

Callicthys callicthys (from seriouslyfish.com)