RE: NANFA-- sturgeon for lunch

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 1 May 2002 20:06:34 -0700

> fish. I
> am not aware of this fish being served today (except that caviar is
> supposed to come from it). Was sturgeon a common food in
> 1930/40/50? Was it any good? Does anyone know more?

Sturgeon have a firm white flesh with more flavor than freshwater fish.
Rather than being eaten in fillets it's generally eaten as steaks. There's
a huge sport fishery and limited commercial fishery for white sturgeon here
on the north Pacific coast, especially in the Columbia River. A few years
back when Chris and Stephanie were visiting I took them to a cannery on the
coast, and they happened to be working up the day's sturgeon catch. There
was a 55-gallon bucket of sturgeon heads and I grabbed one and made it into
a sturgeon puppet, but Chris was not amused.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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