๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Scorpion Fish, also known as Grandfather Hapuku from New Zealand by Mark Totzke
Scorpion Fish, also known as Grandfather Hapuku from New Zealand

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1 week ago by dazzling79
A beautiful fish in a beautiful scenery ๐Ÿ‘
1 week ago by itsaboat
Great catch:)...Here in the real world of Australia, we call them Red Rock Cod. Yes, the spines have poison. They are or were also known as poor mans lobster. In the old days, like 1700's - 1800's - early 1900's lobster was given to convicts and slaves. Lobster was poor mans food. When lobster started to decline in numbers from over fishing a new food source was needed to feed the convicts and slaves. Red rock cod when cooked is very much like lobster. So the red rock cod became the new convict and slave food. Hence the name poor mans lobster. Today lobster is rich mans food and heavily regulated with size and catch limits. Due to the sheer number of convicts and slaves the red rock cod is now also regulated. Don't worry. That one is perfectly legal and a great eating size. They are often are found in groups so where you found this one there will be more.
1 week ago by sallad61
looks like a grand-dad too LOL, hangon it`s not me!.๐Ÿ˜ƒ
1 week ago by Mark Totzke
Interesting piece of history :) I must try and cook it like lobster - just boil in water then? I was gonna try some fried and some steamed maybe. It fits to me I'm a poor man and I love lobster so I guess that my signature fish then, LOL
1 week ago by sallad61
never seen em as big as that guy`s,maybe 6inches is max!.
1 week ago by itsaboat
Some times fishing does reveal links to history...But that wont change the fact that you are a poor man haha :) .... I guess you can cook it like lobster, but I wouldn't. Lobster has a shell like crab so boil works. I would treat it like any other fish and keep the cooking simple. A gentle fry in some butter or olive oil.
1 week ago by itsaboat
Hey sallad61....Don't worry "that guy" brags and boasts about all sorts of things....Truth is he does not even go fishing. It is all PhotoShopped....haha
1 week ago by dazzling79
I wondered why the photo looks so good(By photoshop^.*)
1 week ago by itsaboat
Yeah...It is true...Just look at that guy's fish !! Check out the look on that poor fishes face --- Oh no, I have been Photo Shopped !! haha :)
1 week ago by Mark Totzke
Well half of that photoshopped fish went into the frying pan last night. Can see why it's called poor man's lobster. The meat is really chewy. You could probably also call it 'a rich Man's Leatherjacket' LOL. Taste is alright, bit like a watered down chicken. I'll try a steam the other half tonight, see if it makes it less chewy.
1 week ago by sallad61
Hey mark what do you do at a red light?, STOP!lol, ah u in Nz that`s rite u don`t have traffic lights, rounda bouts & sheep aye mate๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ˜ก that`s why we dont eat`em,man bet snapper was lookin good after 1st mouthful๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
1 week ago by itsaboat
Don't panic Sallad...I have this under control....This "mark" guy has been pushing the limits for quite some time. What with his Photoshopped pics and dodggy vids...Leave this with me and I will sort this out !!
1 week ago by Mark Totzke
Hahaha, well we had the other half steamed Chinese style tonight and that was actually pretty good. I bet with the right spices and a bit of marinating it could probably pass as a crayfish. If I ever catch another one I will try that and serve it to some unknowing suspects as crayfish. Maybe to itsaboat and sallad ๐Ÿ˜† We were just discussing which one to go for if we had a choice between snapper and scorpion fish. Couldn't make up our minds.
1 week ago by sallad61
if you come here here you gotta quarantine for2 wks!,in that time fish either way would be pretty ripe๐Ÿ˜ท
1 week ago by Mark Totzke
I though I'd just invite you guys over for dinner one night, LOL.

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