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by Kim H » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:24 pm

Ok, I'll start a new topic. My dad always asked me about spoon fish, something native to KY. I researched it a while back, and it seemed to be a sort of catfish, but I'm not sure. What is it, and when is the season? Does anyone recommend trying it?
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by Doogy R » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:53 pm

Neat article from National Geographic. They even mention Shuckmann's, a locally owned place.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... aviar.html
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Re: Spoon Fish

by Robin Garr » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:56 pm

Kim H wrote:Ok, I'll start a new topic. My dad always asked me about spoon fish, something native to KY. I researched it a while back, and it seemed to be a sort of catfish, but I'm not sure. What is it, and when is the season? Does anyone recommend trying it?


Spoonfish is indeed a bottom-feeding fish akin to catfish, Kim. Its primary use in aquaculture is as a source of caviar ... Shuckmann's, in Louisville, has built an international reputation for its product.

I don't know that there's anyplace in town serving spoonfish as a dinner dish, though. I don't think it would be distinguishable from catfish.

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