Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | March 25, 2013

Sturgeon-A Fish of the Past

Pacific Sturgeon

Pacific Sturgeon

The Atlantic sturgeon was plentiful in the Delaware River in the 18th century.  Today it is a scarce and protected fish which is why I am working with a Pacific sturgeon.   An anadromous, bottom-feeder, the sturgeon has no scales, no bones and are seven to twelve feet in length.  Their skeletons are cartilage instead of bone and have bony plates called scutes along the sides.  For my sturgeon pie, I cut the flesh into the size of walnuts to place in the coffin.

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