Ling Cod - pin bones and recipes

Discussion in 'Recipes, Storage and Preparation of Seafood' started by Pursuit, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. Pursuit

    Pursuit Active Member

    So how do I get the pin bones out of Ling Cod fillets?! I started with tweezers and ended up with needle nose pliers and found it virtually impossible to get them out. They are like tough plastic spears. What am I doing wrong? And then how about sharing a favourite recipe. At this point I'm thinking of boiling the meat off and
    making a chowder.
  2. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    You shouldn't be filleting them the same as a salmon. Not a lot of meat behind the bones. You just work your way around them. I still take the rib section and cook it separately but bones in. Don't forget the cheeks.
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  3. Reeltime

    Reeltime Well-Known Member

    Cast iron pan
    olive oil and a touch of butter
    3/4 heat
    light sea salt
    place in pan don't play with it let it sear to a nice golden brown
    flip till done, then remove fish onto a plate
    squeeze bit of lemon in the pan and pour pan juices over fish

    Has a weird bone structure, theres a centre sideways bone on each side, i glide off of top and bottom loin or fillet, trying not to cut off that centre bone, that way it's boneless fillets
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  4. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    You should end up with something that looks like a pork chop after you've filleted it.
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    CIVANO Well-Known Member

    This is a neat video for lings. We can't transport with skin off but a neat way to remove those bones

  6. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    God dammit Chris there's a tray!
  7. tinboatrobb

    tinboatrobb Well-Known Member

    Genius. I will try that. Thanks
  8. Pursuit

    Pursuit Active Member

    Fantastic. The Ling fillets [ya, I did'em like salmon :) ] I have left in the freezer are skin on so I'll give this the video try along with "Reeltimes' " recipe. Thank y'all! What a great site!
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  9. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    Trim them out
  10. G-Auto

    G-Auto Active Member

    That video is trick!
  11. pennel

    pennel Active Member

    Neat way of doing it.
    What you can also do is run your finger down the bones to get the line and then cut on either side along this line -has same result .
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  12. adanac

    adanac Well-Known Member

    Flour , egg , cornflake crumb, shallow fry in 3/4 peanut oil, 1/4 butter , hit with salt as soon as it comes out .


    Chopped dill pickle
    Chopped caper
    Fresh dill
    Grated white onion
    Half clove of garlic
    Grainy mustard
    Salt and pepper

    Simple but the best way to eat ling imo
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  13. Ian wagner

    Ian wagner Active Member

    Salt and pepper then Rene's ceasar dressing top with crushed cheddar sun chips bake or Bbq on tinfoil big hit with my friends making some tonight
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  14. Islandgirl

    Islandgirl Well-Known Member

    Excellent video. I have always deboned them with a knife that looks faster and easier.
  15. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    I tried it three times now. Doesn't seem to work for me at all.
  16. G-Auto

    G-Auto Active Member

    I tried it right after I saw the video and it works. The fish was fresh though. I tried it with a previously frozen fish and it did not work.
  17. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Mine were fresh. I don't get it, maybe I'm skinning it too far down and getting into the bones?
  18. G-Auto

    G-Auto Active Member

    That is possible, if you even cut the first little bone it messes the whole thing up.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2020
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  19. Islandgirl

    Islandgirl Well-Known Member

    I tried it also with a 20 lb ling that was fresh. The first side did not work that good, however on the second side I did not skin as far down.. worked way better. I will definitely give it another go or 2.
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