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Old 07-02-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Help - How to properly clean thresher shark

Does anyone know about cleaning a thresher shark? I gutted it, cut it into three pieces so they would fit in my large coolers on ice. Now I need to make steaks. anything special I need to take note of in my preperation?

BTW - Speared it today, and a report will follow...
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:35 PM   #2
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Re: Help - How to properly clean thresher shark

I am curious too.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:44 PM   #3
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Re: Help - How to properly clean thresher shark

Cut it into 1-1 1/2 inch steaks. Leave the skin on. Cut the steaks the same way you cut the shark into 3 pieces, from back to belly. Throw on the grill and enjoy.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:46 PM   #4
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Re: Help - How to properly clean thresher shark

We just got a Mako the other day. Decapitated him, bled out, unzipped his gut, pulled it out. Cut steaks that were about 2" down to the tail with skin on. On ice. Done.

Then enjoy the feast.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
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Re: Help - How to properly clean thresher shark

I don't leave the skin on. The first thing I'd do with your chunks, depending on the size of the fish, would be to fillet each chunk, leaving the backbone behind. Then slide your knife under the skin to remove it.

Now you should have 1/2 dozen nice white pieces of fish. At this point, again depending on the size, I cut into 1" steaks and grill. Don't cut the pieces you're going to freeze into steaks, just leave them in one big chunk.

If it's a really small fish, you may want to simply cut the chunks into steaks and then remove the skin, skipping the fillet thing altogether.

Another trick I learned from a sushi restaurant owner is to add 1/4 cup of non-fat milk into each ziplock before freezing. The milk forms a protective layer around the fish so that the oxygen can't cause freezer burn as easily.

Squeeze out the excess air from the bag and freeze in family size portions.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:11 PM   #6
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Re: Help - How to properly clean thresher shark

it would take too long to explain and i dont type well. Steaks are fine but you leave the cartilage layers and the red meat in that way. Good job on spearing one! Ive been trying for a while but can never find one when I am in the water
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:19 PM   #7
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Re: Help - How to properly clean thresher shark

Ok, steaks it is. I am tired, and still have the vacuum pack the WSB from yesterday sitting in bulk ziplock in the fridge.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:31 PM   #8
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Ok, steaks it is. I am tired, and still have the vacuum pack the WSB from yesterday sitting in bulk ziplock in the fridge.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:08 PM   #9
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Re: Help - How to properly clean thresher shark

Can't help you with the processing but interested in hearing your story on how you got that bad boy.

I'm picking my brain and cant say I have ever seen or heard of someone spearing a local thresher. Maybe it happens all the time, but I want to hear all about it!
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:48 PM   #10
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Ok, steaks it is. I am tired, and still have the vacuum pack the WSB from yesterday sitting in bulk ziplock in the fridge.

Thanks for the help.
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