Mar 11, 2009

Oh yeah. Regarding that "Stingray Shuffle" question:

Paul, in the comments below, informs that the answer can be found at Ugly Overload (a website name that sounds like a working title for The Bailout.)

Yep. Seen 'em that big off the coast of Florida. When they breach the surface, you think you've seen a whale. Ya'll be careful out there.


8 comments:

mushroom said...

He's ugly, all right. It must be a mighty interesting to have one of those on the end of a line.

PeggyU said...

Can you eat them? I'm assuming so, but I don't think I've ever read about anybody eating one.

Edward said...

I remember seeing a "squadron" of these fellows swim by while fishing from the end of a pier. It was an awesome and very beautiful sight.

Paul said...

Peggy, you can indeed eat them, although you're much more likely to find the closely related skate in your fishmonger's cooler. The 'wings' are nearly all muscle and so make for good eating. Although I can't say I've had skate wing in a long while, I don't remember it being particularly notable, flavor-wise.

Also, it turns out that a group of stingrays is referred to as a 'fever'

GUYK said...

Rays are of the shark family...and yeah, they ain't bad eating. I used to fillet out the wings of rays and skates and cut the flesh into nuggets about the size of bay scallops and then saute them in garlic butter. Not bad..especially if you saute some onion and green bell peppers with them and serve them on a bed of rice.

They also are good curried...

Jim - PRS said...

To me, they look like swimming ginders.

Zombyboy said...

Holy damn!

Never seen one that big.

(Gratuitous: "That's what she said...")

Sam said...

I've eaten 'em as well. Take a cookie puncher and punch 'em out and you've got fake scallops. Not bad.