Anglers can start the 2014 fishing season off on a delicious note by trying a new recipe for preparing the fish they catch. DNR's new Healthy Dishes with Wisconsin Fishes cookbook is now available online for downloading.
The cookbook illustrates the wide variety of Wisconsin fish species that can be eaten - gar on the half-shell, anyone? - and features recipes submitted by Wisconsin anglers and chefs. The cookbook also highlights species and recipes that maximize health benefits while reducing health risks of eating fish, and passes along helpful tips for fileting northern pike, suckers and redhorse to remove the "Y" bones.
"We hope the cookbook gives people some new recipes for their fish dishes and provides a fun, interactive way to learn about the health benefits of eating fish and about Wisconsin's fish consumption advisories," Williams says.