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Boiling fish in Sprite or 7up?
10-12-2012, 08:38 PM
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Boiling fish in Sprite or 7up?
Hi Everyone and Anyone,

I'm down to the last of the sturgeon that I caught back in May and I've cooked it a number of different ways but I've heard that some folks like to boil fish (especially sturgeon) in Sprite or 7up. I tried doing some Google searches on this and turned up surprisingly little. This suggests to me that A) very few people are aware of it and/or B) it's a waste of some perfectly good cuts of sturgeon. Thoughts? Recipes? Suggestions?

Thanks a bunch!
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10-12-2012, 09:34 PM
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RE: Boiling fish in Sprite or 7up?
(10-12-2012 08:38 PM)VStarRider Wrote:  Hi Everyone and Anyone,

I'm down to the last of the sturgeon that I caught back in May and I've cooked it a number of different ways but I've heard that some folks like to boil fish (especially sturgeon) in Sprite or 7up. I tried doing some Google searches on this and turned up surprisingly little. This suggests to me that A) very few people are aware of it and/or B) it's a waste of some perfectly good cuts of sturgeon. Thoughts? Recipes? Suggestions?

Thanks a bunch!
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10-13-2012, 05:27 AM
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And I found 25 Ways to Cook Sturgeon....

Poaching, as opposed to hard-boiling, is a great way to cook fish in general, although I'm not entirely sure about doing it with straight soda. That being said, I do often add a bit of tonic water to my chicken and pork marinades, especially when slow-cooking or using the BBQ.

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10-13-2012, 11:45 AM (This post was last modified: 10-13-2012 11:46 AM by Sunset.)
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RE: Boiling fish in Sprite or 7up?
OP...I've heard of brining in soda pop, but never poaching/boiling. Maybe, carve a small piece of sturgeon and test it out? Keeping a glass of fluid handy to dilute if necessary..



(10-13-2012 05:27 AM)knitterbookbinder Wrote:  That being said, I do often add a bit of tonic water to my chicken and pork marinades, especially when slow-cooking or using the BBQ.

Interesting...

Like gin&tonic schwepps type tonic? What benefit do you see? Flavor from the sugar or quinine? Something else?

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10-13-2012, 05:16 PM (This post was last modified: 10-13-2012 05:18 PM by knitterbookbinder.)
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Sunset Wrote:
(10-13-2012 05:27 AM)knitterbookbinder Wrote:  That being said, I do often add a bit of tonic water to my chicken and pork marinades, especially when slow-cooking or using the BBQ.

Interesting...

Like gin&tonic schwepps type tonic? What benefit do you see? Flavor from the sugar or quinine? Something else?

Yup, the very same stuff. I find it does a great job on tenderizing ribs, for example, and one of those I don`t know what you used but there`s a secret ingredient in your marinade moments for my guests. It`s got to be the quinine, I suppose, and I can`t remember where I picked that tip up from, but it sure is good.... Big Grin

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10-14-2012, 09:50 AM
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RE: Boiling fish in Sprite or 7up?
I ended up trying what I'm told is "poor man's lobster." I took one of the sturgeon steaks and cut it into 1" cubes and boiled it in the 7up until the pieces floated. I dipped the pieces in melted butter and enjoyed it as an appetizer. Not bad. The other steak went on the grill as the main course.

Thanks for the responses!

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