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Preserving fresh fish chunks #7462155
01/16/22 03:05 AM
01/16/22 03:05 AM
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Baudette MN
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I have a good source of 12" suckers right now.
I am chunking them and freezing them for use next fall for mink.
Is there a way to preserve them fresh so that they will stay fresh longer when thawed? Or thaw them and preserve them then? I was thinking SB, but I have never used it with fish.
Thanks
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Re: Preserving fresh fish chunks [Re: FriarTuck] #7462262
01/16/22 09:22 AM
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Tuck, you could chunk them into desired sizes and salt them. In a 5 gallon bucket, layers of salt, fish, salt, fish, salt, fish. Coarse salt is best this way and you can seal it up and it wonít stink. By ďwonít stink,Ē I donít mean leave it next to your bed. Lol. Maybe in a shop or garage. Thereís not much of a smell to it.


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Re: Preserving fresh fish chunks [Re: FriarTuck] #7462969
01/16/22 09:06 PM
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2x but cat will like it next to bed

Re: Preserving fresh fish chunks [Re: FriarTuck] #7463023
01/16/22 09:55 PM
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3x Next to the bed it is.

Re: Preserving fresh fish chunks [Re: FriarTuck] #7463042
01/16/22 10:19 PM
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I would be tempted to steak some into the desired size and use the same cure that is used for salmon eggs. I havenít tried it on fish but it really toughens up the salmon eggs, and thatís the biggest problem Iíve had with fish.
3 parts borax, 2 parts sugar, 1 part salt is a standard cure recipe. You can also add any scent you want right into the cure.

Re: Preserving fresh fish chunks [Re: FriarTuck] #7463575
01/17/22 01:38 PM
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Suckers are good, and I really like oily bullheads, they last longer and all canines love em.

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