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Kev Collins

Well known Restauranter and co-owner of Fish D'vine & The Rum Bar in Airlie Beach. When Kev's not working he's out fishing in the amazing food bowl of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park or in his tinnie in the estuaries crabbing! His blog imparts wisdom, tales and info on all things fishing and food.

Who Let The Dogs out!

News Flash! We have some “Doggies”, Dog Tooth Tuna that is. Actually a member of the Bonito family, the pictures pretty much says it all as to the name. Our main commercial fisherman is back from the reef today and called ahead to say he has 2 dog tooth on board and this is a fish we only see about 3 or 4 times a year…and we are excited. Far and away the best of all the “big tuna” this pale pink flesh is just about as good as fish gets. We will be doing sashimi and coating thick steaks with finely chopped fresh herbs and cracked pepper before searing to rare on a char grill and slicing over a bed of ratatouille. I will post some pictures of the filleting, preparation and cooking in my next post but if you are in town and thinking of going out to dinner this weekend, don’t miss this. Trevor also has a good haul of Red Throat, beautiful Coral trout, Long tail and Big Eye Tuna and some Spanish Mackerel trunks. All in all, a good weekend to eat fish and THE BOAT’S IN.

I should also acknowledge the photos I have used in this are not mine. They have been downloaded from the net. I just couldn't wait to get the word out that we have some 'doggies".