- Jan 15, 2009
- in a van down by the river....
Whats the best way to clean and prepare a sturgeon???
I've only cleaned one using instructions that I got off the net.
Using a razor blade I scored 2" wide strips just under the skin from the head to the tail, pulled the skin off the meat with pliers then used a fillet knife to cut the meat off the carcass. I removed all the red meat off once filleted. I've read that some people take the spine out and all the stuff, but why bother, this way was less messy. BTW I skinned and filleted it on my truck's tailgate.
Then a small portion for two, I cut into 1" cube, put them in a sauce pan then poured a couple of cans of 7-up in. I boiled until they floated. They tasted just like lobster.
well if you didn't know sturgeon doesn't really have any bones so filleting it is not really that necessary but i do remove the cord because i heard that the stuff inside of it can be poisonous, well thats what i was told, and i remove the thorns or whatever they are called, then gut it and your all done
Bleed them by cutting the throat? I hear all this stuff how the sturg body fluids ruin the meat. I just dont want to waste a fish if/when I finnally get a keeper. Thanks.