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Jun 21, 2009 01:55 PM

So, I've got this Cod's head...

on a recent deep sea trip another fisherman pulled in a 46pound whopper of a cod. as i was watching the deck hand filet out the day's catch and toss the frames and innards to the waiting gulls i thought "what can i do with that giant cod head?"

so, now i have the head in my freezer. it weighs about 15 pounds and the cheeks are still intact.

does anyone have a good recipe for fish head soup? i'm thinking something with Asian flair but any advice is welcome.

thanks in advance!

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      crap! thanks for those links.
      i'm actually embarrassed as i'm the one who usually touts the search-the-board thing.

      1. re: ScubaSteve

        it's ok, even i did it once a couple of months ago, and i still cringe when i think about it ;)

        oh, and for the record, you are one lucky hound. cod cheeks...yum!

    2. Ohhhhhhh that sounds like fun- leave it right out front, standing up & send unsuspecting people into your freezer for 'ice'.

      (I have nothing of value to add, I would play with it but probably not deal well with the boiling of it and the eyes.... I've watched Batali do stuff with cheeks before-he'd have good recipes if you like Italian.)

      1. I'd kill for the brain! Could you sort of describe the size of the brain mass when you're done? I'm curious and not a little jealous.

        I haven't looked through all the links goodhealthgourmet provided, but just to say that the Chinese Clay Pot Fishhead usually involves browning the fish head like you would with meat.

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        1. re: HLing

          if i can i'll post some pics this weekend.

          here's the head before freezing:

        2. I'd cut and split down the center and broil with just some salt added. Eat using chopsticks; serve with hot rice and a spicy dipping sauce. Use the bones for stock.

          1. i have to admit...
            i just love the title of this thread!!! (c;

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            1. re: raygunclan

              i was half expecting someone to ask where i bought my hats.