An Idea is Born: In the skyline of Manhattan, lies one of the best fisheries in the world. Capt. Frank Crescitelli is a self-made fishing kingpin and New York native. As a successful shop owner, lure designer, charter captain, tournament fisherman, and philanthropist Frank works a never ending schedule to make a living chasing fish.As an owner of 4 fishing related businesses, a family, and the next bite around the corner Frank puts it all on the line to do the unthinkable……to chase world records. Capt. Frank has spent the last 15 years guiding anglers to the amazing fishery in NYC and surrounding waters. Now it's time for he and his "crew" to "put it all on the line, tap every resource, use very connection, to chase World Records"! See if the crew has what it takes to "measure up" against the best crews in the world, by breaking world records and winning tournaments, fishing the way they want! Capt. Frank Crescitelli and the Fin Chasers Crew try to break a World Record or win a tournament in every episode.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Fin Chasers - Crayfish as food - Netflix
Crayfish are eaten all over the world. Like other edible crustaceans, only a small portion of the body of a crayfish is edible. In most prepared dishes, such as soups, bisques and étouffées, only the tail portion is served. At crawfish boils or other meals where the entire body of the crayfish is presented, other portions, such as the claw meat, may be eaten. Claws of larger boiled specimens are often pulled apart to access the meat inside. Another favourite is to suck the head of the crayfish, as seasoning and flavour can collect in the fat of the boiled interior. A common myth is that a crayfish with a straight tail died before it was boiled and is not safe to eat. In reality, crayfish that died before boiling can have curled tails as well as straight, as can those that were alive, and may very well be fine to eat. Boiled crawfish which died before boiling are safe to eat if they were kept chilled before boiling and were not dead for a long time. (This does not mean that a sack of crawfish that are all dead should be boiled.) A much better test than the straight tail as to the edibility of any crawfish is the tail meat itself; if it is mushy, it is usually an indication that it should be avoided. Like all crustaceans, crawfish are not kosher because they are aquatic animals that do not have both fins and scales. They are therefore not eaten by observant Jews. During the Middle Ages in Scandinavia, “crayfish were counted among the insects, and that sort of animal nobody would put away in the mouth”.
Fin Chasers - Russia and Ukraine - Netflix
In Russia and Ukraine, crayfish (раки, sing. рак) are a traditional seasonal appetizer that is used as an accompaniment to beer and liquor. Although native varieties tend to be larger (usually, Astacus astacus), rampant freshwater pollution and years of overfishing largely limit availability to imports—most from Armenia, Kazakhstan and China. Prior to cooking, the crustaceans are soaked in water or milk, then boiled live for 7–15 minutes in rapidly boiling salted water with additional ingredients, such as carrots, onion, dill, parsley, bay leaf, peppercorns. More extravagant preparations include such ingredients as white wine, beer, sour cream, cloves, caraway seed, coriander seed, chili peppers, stinging nettle, etc. Russians rarely incorporate crayfish into complex dishes and, unlike other cultures, they usually consume the entire crayfish, short of the shell and the antennae. Russian and Ukrainian fascination with crayfish goes back quite far and generates considerable lore. An old proverb: “When there is no fish, even crayfish is a fish.” There are as many myth associated with picking the freshest live crayfish as there are for picking ripe watermelons. Russians and Ukrainians, generally, will not cook fresh crayfish if the crustaceans are dead or perceptibly lethargic. (But pre-boiled frozen specimens are acceptable.)
Fin Chasers - References - Netflix