Sunday, November 15, 2009

NZ Whitebait

Whitebait.
These are Whitebait, fresh from the river still with little leaves among them. These leaves must all be picked out and the whitebait washed before you cook them.
These little native fish will grow to be big fish if they manage to avoid being caught by fisher men.

15 comments:

Cloudia said...

Wow! Bounty.


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rainfield61 said...

They look like Ikan Bilis ocer here where they are sold as dried fish.

Delicious.

Gillian said...

don't think i'd eat those little critters.

wenn said...

should be crispy when fried..

Nessa said...

Very cool picture.

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Sakura said...

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Stephanie V said...

That looks like a good catch! Do you also eat them when they are big?

Marja said...

oh i've never seen them before Interesting I've eaten them ones in a kind of cake, was nice

Marja said...

oh i've never seen them before Interesting I've eaten them ones in a kind of cake, was nice

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I don't think I would eat whitebait. The fish remind me too much of worms!

Amrita said...

Never seen his fish before. Their bomes must be quite tiny, are they hard to clean?

claude said...

Hi Glennis !
When I was little firl I lived in Paris and we went on vacation in the countryside.
My oncle and my cousins fish some whitebait and my grand grand ma served us friend fish. Yummy !
My Grand grand had the pleasure every time to gut it.

SandyCarlson said...

I have never seen these before. What a catch.

roughterrain crane said...

What a fine photo !

Ann said...

Looks like you were successful and caught a lot of white bait this time.

I ate a white bait fritter at a festival at a stall. There was hardly any fish. quite disappointed really.