A fisherman documented cooking a fish with naturally occurring bright blue flesh that he caught off the coast of Homer, Alaska, in late August.
Chmeleck also documented how the fish’s flesh turns from blue to white as it is cooked.
“We caught the fish in 40 feet of water while rock fishing,” he said. “When we are rock fishing, about 1 in 40 are these blue fish. They taste like a trout.”
According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the fish are “always blue or blue green in color, but when cooked the meat will turn white.”
“Mother nature is incredible,” Chmeleck wrote on Facebook. Credit: Lodgeottercove.com via Storyful
JOE CHMELECK: So here's our blue fish. So we put it in oil, put little seasonings on it. So it's starting to saute a little bit. I'm gonna keep pausing so you can see it turn white.
Could see the edges starting to turn white a little bit. OK. Now I'm gonna flip it over. And you could see how all the blue goes away. Really cool, delicious fish-- rock greenling.