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plb

Cobia Wed, 03/4/09 9:48 PM (permalink)
Has anyone had this?  My wife, Jane who has a very good sense of taste, raved about it after having it at a client paid for dinner.  The local French restaurant sent me an email about having it as a special for dinner.  I went there for lunch and got them to prepare it for me.  It was great.  But this restaurant could make anything taste good, so I'm wondering what others think of Cobia.
<message edited by plb on Fri, 03/6/09 9:53 AM>
 
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    RibDog

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    • Location: St. Petersburg, FL
    Re:Cobia Wed, 03/4/09 10:06 PM (permalink)
    Cobia is excellent.  We catch it occasionally here in the Gulf of Mexico.
     
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      Greymo

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      • Location: Marriottsville, MD
      Re:Cobia Thu, 03/5/09 8:00 AM (permalink)
      Cobia is one of my very favorite fish, and I am a seafood lover.  The few times that it appears on a menu, I order it quickly.

      I also had a neighbor that fished right out in front of our condo and would catch them once in awhile.  If he caught enough, he always gave me some and they were delicious.
       
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        jellybear

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        • Location: surf city, NC
        Re:Cobia Thu, 03/5/09 8:11 AM (permalink)
        Excellant Mild White flaky Fish great on the grill better sauteed with white wine ,butter and capers.We catch them off the piers here in the summer and they are one fighting fish,They will destroy the inside of your boat if you bring them in green.They look like a shark when you see them in the water and they reach up to over a hundred pounds.
         
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          jaylhorner

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          • Location: Saratoga, NY
          Re:Cobia Fri, 03/6/09 8:17 AM (permalink)
          Whenever I see cobia on the menu (usually in Florida), I go for it!
           
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            The Travelin Man

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            • Location: Central FL
            Re:Cobia Fri, 03/6/09 9:19 AM (permalink)
            Cobia is often available at (at least) one local restaurant, which I have mentioned in other topics, Bonefish Willy's in Melbourne.  It is locally (Florida) caught and they usually offered it broiled, grilled or blackened and topped with one of their signature sauces.  They once offered it with a crab meat topping, which I thought was sheer perfection in the preparation of fish.

            It is only seasonally available, and when found on the menu there, entrees run a little over $20.  For point of comparison, most of their specials are usually at the same price point, but their regular menu entrees sell mainly between $12-19 pp.
             
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              JayL

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              • Location: Charleston, SC
              Re:Cobia Fri, 03/6/09 11:20 PM (permalink)
              Awesome fish.  They don't call it "lemon fish" for nothing...no need for lemon pepper on this bad boy!  It has a natural citrusy flavor.
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:Cobia Sat, 03/7/09 12:03 AM (permalink)
                Had fresh Cobia many times while living in Pensacola FL. Outstanding!
                I rank it above Grouper and Snapper and I love them too!
                 
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                  brittneal

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                  Re:Cobia Sat, 03/7/09 1:40 AM (permalink)
                  Since its not fished comercially its a rare find at a fish monger or sea food house.  I was in Biloxi back in the early 70's.  We went out many times fishing the oil rigs.  Its a great structure to find them.  On a clear calm day we caught them til our arms got tired.  I wasnt much of a fish eater but my buddy and his friends snagged up all they could.
                   
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                    sellsfish

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                    • Joined: 7/4/2007
                    • Location: Charleston, SC
                    Re:Cobia Sun, 03/15/09 3:54 PM (permalink)
                    The Travelin Man


                    Cobia
                    ,It is only seasonally available and when found on the menu there, entrees run a little over $20.  For point of comparison, most of their specials are usually at the same price point, but their regular menu entrees sell mainly between $12-19 pp.

                     
                    not true , they are farm rasied now, and commercially available year round.

                     
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                      CajunKing

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                      Re:Cobia Sun, 03/15/09 9:51 PM (permalink)
                      Cobia have only been farm raised since 2007, they are still hard to find and usually they are a seasonal fish.

                      I love going fishing for them in the spring with my dad, if we get some we know dinner is gonna be good!
                       
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                        jellybear

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                        Re:Cobia Wed, 03/18/09 8:02 AM (permalink)
                        I find it hard to belive that they are farm raising Cobia now.Show Me the proof.
                         
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                          Davydd

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                          Re:Cobia Wed, 03/18/09 9:06 AM (permalink)
                          Just Google "farm raised Cobia" and you will get all the proof you need.

                          Never had it to my knowledge unless it is one of those unknown filler fish.
                           
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                            Sundancer7

                            Re:Cobia Wed, 03/18/09 9:23 AM (permalink)
                            Farm raised cobia:
                             
                            FYI
                             
                            http://www.snapperfarm.com/2006/aboutculebrancobia.htm
                             
                            Paul E. Smith
                            Knoxville, TN
                             
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