Don't' Drink The Water May 8, 2013 1:33 AM   Subscribe

An AskMe gone good. It was delicious.
posted by timsteil to MetaFilter-Related at 1:33 AM (51 comments total)

Funny, most of my AskMe posts end in dead fish too.
posted by item at 1:42 AM on May 8, 2013


Cannibal.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:59 AM on May 8, 2013 [9 favorites]


That's one cute little fish.
posted by HuronBob at 3:33 AM on May 8, 2013


Congrats!

Now can we discuss the AskMe gone Salamander?
posted by Grither at 4:34 AM on May 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


Fuck, that quarter is huge!
posted by cjorgensen at 4:37 AM on May 8, 2013 [26 favorites]


this is not about buttsex?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:44 AM on May 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Not without lube, you know the rules.
posted by item at 5:07 AM on May 8, 2013


item! You stole elizardbits' line and when they find out they are going to be so mad.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:47 AM on May 8, 2013


Metafilter, I am confuse.
posted by jquinby at 6:01 AM on May 8, 2013


It is a most elusive fish!
posted by drlith at 6:11 AM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I understand trout can be a royal PITA to clean (the dorsal vein needs to be scrubbed out) - how'd you cook it?
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:13 AM on May 8, 2013


Fry it with a little butter. When its cooked lift the tail fin and you can pull the whole skeleton out. Cooked nine this way on the East Carson River two weeks ago.
posted by Big_B at 6:33 AM on May 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


Who cooks fish?
posted by cjorgensen at 6:57 AM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


And it went wherever I did go.
posted by h00py at 7:27 AM on May 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


Whoa, I just made rainbow trout for dinner last night.
posted by 1000monkeys at 7:32 AM on May 8, 2013


I just made rainbow trout for dinner last night.

These people and their 3D printers. Will they stop at nothing?
posted by arcticseal at 7:36 AM on May 8, 2013 [23 favorites]


Oh man, the best memories of my entire childhood are of pulling brook trout out of the streams in the Sierras and cooking 'em fresh over a campfire, miles and miles from the nearest trailhead. That's living.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:06 AM on May 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Who cooks fish?

Americans!
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 8:17 AM on May 8, 2013


cjorgensen: "Who cooks fish?"

Anyone who's ever caught giardia from a mountain stream!
posted by Big_B at 8:22 AM on May 8, 2013 [20 favorites]


Congratulations, you have finished step one in Bearing A Bear training! Now forage for berries, run through a mountain stream, prepare for winter hibernation, and begin o love/hate relationship with the character of Max Bloom on Happy Endings.
posted by The Whelk at 8:24 AM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


In addition to giardia, anyone who doesn't want parasites from freshwater fish! Even sauteed in butter, I bet parasites taste terrible.

Fresh trout, though? Cooked? Mmmmm.
posted by rtha at 9:11 AM on May 8, 2013


"Who cooks fish?"

Fresh salt water fish is totally worth it, but at least in North America you ALWAYS cook fresh water fish if you don't want to paint the back of your toilet bowl for two days straight.
posted by Blasdelb at 9:28 AM on May 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


Two days if you're lucky. Giardia is a nasty little beast.
posted by invitapriore at 9:45 AM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well shoot now I want fresh trout. Guess I have to go fishing this weekend.
posted by Gygesringtone at 10:02 AM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Who cooks fish?

Not us, precious.
posted by zamboni at 10:18 AM on May 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


My dad caught giardia -- yep, from a mountain stream -- and lost seventeen pounds in forty-eight hours. Giardia: AVOID.
posted by KathrynT at 10:31 AM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well shoot, now I want giardia.
posted by cmoj at 10:59 AM on May 8, 2013 [19 favorites]


I bet Giardia De Laurentiis cooks a mean trout.
posted by prize bull octorok at 11:11 AM on May 8, 2013 [7 favorites]


Lightly sauté the giardia in butter, but be sure not to cook it all the way through. Season with parsley, although some may prefer dill, and serve.
posted by P.o.B. at 11:11 AM on May 8, 2013


Congratulations, you have finished step one in Bearing A Bear training!

Careful; the final exam is horrible.
posted by Etrigan at 11:15 AM on May 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


It's remarkable to read John Muir's writings on Yosemite - he would set off for long rambles with a pocketful of nuts and not even any water, because he could just drink from streams.
posted by rtha at 11:29 AM on May 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


...and a loaf of bread. He hadda take bread (I heard he took cheese, too), just stuffed it into his coat pocket and wandered up toward the Minarets to see what he could see. Which, as it turns out, is a lot. Was then, is now.

Brookies in California don't require permits. They jump onto your hook without documentation. You put a stick up the middle and roast them like a marshmallow, then lick the meat off the bones, and drop the bones into the glowing coals.

RedBud usually carried her collapsible rod & reel outfit, but she seldom unpacked it from the panniers. Most times she cruised the weeds along the streams that meandered about their respective meadows, looking for snagged lines abandoned by hapless casters. Little grasshoppers got stuck on the hooks she found....plenty of monofilament to untangle from the weeds...and a simple short twig attached to the line...don't need a pole or a reel.

Brookies don't have catch limits which is just as well, because a meal requires a half-dozen or so, along with a handful of wild onions, and maybe some of that freeze-baggery stuff, like spiced-up rices and such. Toasted brookies at sunset, round about red-ray time, while a white moon just a few days past new looks on.

The only thing better is the first cup of drip-grind in the morning while the dew gets ready to rise and the mules and horses begin to meander toward camp for the day's doings.

Jeez. Okay. Go fish off the bridge, but let your mind go where it will. Thanks for the tweak.
posted by mule98J at 11:49 AM on May 8, 2013 [10 favorites]


Cleaning a trout is pretty easy: slit the belly open, remove guts, scrape out dorsal vein and if you don't like your dinner staring at you, decapitate.

I prefer to cook in foil with salted herb butter and lemon slices in the body cavity.
posted by plinth at 11:50 AM on May 8, 2013


mule98J: "Brookies in California don't require permits."

Citation needed
posted by Big_B at 11:59 AM on May 8, 2013


The only thing better is the first cup of drip-grind in the morning

The coffee according to Hopkins
posted by timsteil at 12:02 PM on May 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


So he brought the picture back home to show us all. Now we have citation that AskMe works.
posted by infini at 12:33 PM on May 8, 2013


Careful; the final exam is horrible.

Unbearable, surely.
posted by backseatpilot at 1:05 PM on May 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


horribilis, more likely.
posted by sciencegeek at 1:56 PM on May 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


@backsetapilot?

Ahem

"Christ what an asshole."

Time!
posted by timsteil at 2:04 PM on May 8, 2013


horribilis, more likely.

Ursus? R u srs?
posted by zombieflanders at 6:40 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Brookies in California don't require permits." ... citation....

....yeah, about that....um....waffles ...waffling ...waffled....

Anyhow, I'll stand by the no limit thing.
posted by mule98J at 6:46 PM on May 8, 2013


You can't drink from creeks in the US?

Here in Aus we drink straight from creeks and rivers as a matter of course when out hiking. I've never had an issue and I don't know anyone that has. A mountain stream is the best water you are ever going to taste.

Though we don't do this in farm country obviously.
posted by deadwax at 7:36 PM on May 8, 2013


Oh you can drink from them, but the grazing of cattle and other livestock has made the chances of bad things in the water too high for me personally to. Once you've had a waterborne illness that is pretty easily avoided with a filter you take the necessary precautions.
posted by Big_B at 8:01 PM on May 8, 2013


I once cooked trout in a dishwasher. It is actually a thing and it works and the fish came out perfect. Couple of lemon slices and splash of wine/sprinkle of herbs in the belly, couple of layers of foil, boom, dinner.
posted by middleclasstool at 8:26 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


And also yes about the cow/stream thing in the US. Some Ozarks locals had a great song about that with the James River:
It gets in your skin it flows down your arms
It's the shit that you get from the county farms
It's thick in your back
It sticks in your mouth
It's the stuff you can snuff when you're headin' down south

But it ain't your fault you ain't to blame
You just run run run run on James
Dirty old James
posted by middleclasstool at 8:29 PM on May 8, 2013


The Giardia Fiamo is my favorite Italian sports car.
posted by dirigibleman at 9:07 AM on May 9, 2013


Giardia: It'll make the bottom fall out of your world and the world fall out of your bottom.
posted by dr. boludo at 9:12 AM on May 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


dr. boludo: "Giardia: It'll make the bottom fall out of your world and the world fall out of your bottom."

Good ol' Beaver Fever. Never had it; never want it. I've only heard the stories, and they were enough.
posted by jquinby at 10:01 AM on May 9, 2013


Giardia lamblia the microorganism are pretty awesome. In a oh-god-it-will-outlive-us-all kind of way. For example, Wikipedia informs me that "If the organism is split and stained, its characteristic pattern resembles the familiar "smiley face" symbol."
posted by maryr at 10:38 AM on May 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


That's one cute little fish.

That's one cute plump little fish.
posted by carter at 3:10 PM on May 9, 2013


...Oh, giardia, experience the joys of running.......at both ends.

When I was a tadpole I never worried about it (in the high country). Times changed. You still can safely drink certain water in the Sierras, but I got to where I carried a filter...cheap and easy way to be sure.

Moot now. When I go there, I'm a car-camper camper. Ice-chest commando. Tri-tip ranger. Dos Equis troubadour.

Keep your dog out my camp!
posted by mule98J at 7:01 PM on May 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


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