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Offline Van_Cleaver

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Why I love gills
« on: January 14, 2014, 10:32:42 PM »
There are a number of reasons; like they are easily accessible in lots of lakes, some times are simple to fool, but usually more of a challenge; especially the large ones. Good fighters for there size, and oh yeah there's this:


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Why I love gills
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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 11:41:52 PM »
I agree!! I have a family of 5, 3 girls my wife and I!! We go thru 30 fillets per sitting. 15 gills make a great family dinner. ;)
Men and Fish are alike.... They both get in trouble when they open there mouths......


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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 12:41:19 AM »
Nice fillets, is that some spuds on the side?

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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 12:59:03 AM »
Actually it's tartar sauce, but I have to go to the store tomorrow so we'll see. I find eight large gills makes two good meals for my wife and me, so rarely take many more than that. Usually I make fish tacos the second night. :D

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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 01:01:28 AM »
what's your recipe for the gill tacos?  still breaded or no?

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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 08:21:31 AM »
WHATS YOUR TARTER SAUSE RECIPE?
WHEN THE BEERS GONE WE'RE GONE


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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 12:43:25 PM »
I'm a little embarrassed to admit I usually buy the tartar sauce, but I think I'll look into that. Do you have a good recipe chez? PM me if it's double secret. ;) Fish Tacos:
I usually use soft spinach wraps for the shells
lay a base of spinach or lettuce,
breaded fillets (the left overs from the night before)
garlic hummas
medium salsa
grated sharp cheddar

You can tweak it to taste but if you go too hot with the salsa or add blazing hot taco sauce it tends to detract too much from the fish IMO.
Red Peppers, and onions are another easy option to stretch it a little.

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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 12:52:23 PM »
No recipe for the TARTER SAUSE VAN CLEVER i was hoping you had one.LOL.Gill TACOS sound good for sure.Will try.
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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 06:34:29 PM »
Easy Tartar Sauce..... Mix a cup of Mayonnaise with a half cup of pickle relish!! Tweak to your liking. :)
Men and Fish are alike.... They both get in trouble when they open there mouths......


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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 06:40:59 PM »
 I do now chez; my wife printed out two and I used the first one but borrowed from the second. Came out good and that was before it sat in the fridge. I'll be giving it the real test in a bit at dinner. ;)
Try this:
1 cup mayo or Miracle Whip
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon minced onion
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
Mix well in a small bowl and let stand in the fridge for at least and hour.

I used a little more relish and Worcestershire than called for. You can also dice up a small dill pickle instead of relish. I liked the fact that it took about five min. to make. :)


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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 06:44:05 PM »
Thx crappieman you beat me to it; but since I already had it typed out....

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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2014, 06:52:00 PM »
Thx crappieman you beat me to it; but since I already had it typed out....
That's OK, I'll have to try your recipe, Thanks.  :)
Men and Fish are alike.... They both get in trouble when they open there mouths......


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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 08:35:01 PM »
No problem; just taste tested it and both the wife and I agreed it was much better than the store bought. I actually used fat free Miracle Whip since we had it on hand but it was still good none the less. No doubt real mayo would be a mite tastier. The most important ingredient is fresh blue gill fillets!  Put in on the shopping list so you can say,"excuse me dear I have to run out to the lake for some fresh blue gill fillets." :o

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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2014, 09:11:33 AM »
Cleaver, that's pretty much the recipe I use but I use dill relish instead of sweat. Sometimes we'll put in some horse radish too... just fer fun ;)
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Re: Why I love gills
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2014, 11:14:51 AM »
The second recipe I pulled called for finely chopped dill pickle instead of the sweet relish. Also, I think I used at least 1/4 tablespoon of Worcestershire  instead of the 1/4 TSP they called for. Worked for me. Horseradish would be good too; though I'm always concerned with too much heat detracting from the taste of fresh gills. A little dab'l do you . Anyone that gets that is at least as old as me. ;)

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