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Old 08-16-2015, 03:35 PM   #1
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Recently me and some friends caught a 10 inch croaker. Well I know that usually people either throw them back or use them for bait but I had the idea to cook him up and eat him. To be honest if we didnt soak in lemon juice for 8 hrs it would have been deliouces. Does anyone else have experience eating croaker or fish not normally thought of as table fare.
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:38 PM   #2
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Eat them when I catch them. There one of my favorite fish out there
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Soaking any fish in lemon juice that long will ruin it. The acid cooks the fish. If you would have fileted it and fried it up it would have been good eating.
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Soaking any fish in lemon juice that long will ruin it. The acid cooks the fish. If you would have fileted it and fried it up it would have been good eating.
Yeah I realize that now we grilled him in tinfoil since we didn't have a fryer
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I'll sell you some fat pinfish.
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Just about like eating a Redfish just smaller unless you find some big Bulls
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Soaking any fish in lemon juice that long will ruin it. The acid cooks the fish. If you would have fileted it and fried it up it would have been good eating.
True. That's how ceviche is made. 30 mins in lemon/lime oil and it's cooked.
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I'd be happy to bring home a few croaker and/or sail cats, seeing how I completely suck at fishing. The ones I filleted and fried were good.
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All you need is some hot grease and Zatarans. Croaker, whiting, or ground mullet fry up great. Especially if their still twitching when they hit the grease! Dang it now I'm hungry.
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Yeah I realize that now we grilled him in tinfoil since we didn't have a fryer
Like said before they are just like redfish. Your mistake was the grill. no sea food should be baked or grilled. you ruin it. . I also know their is those that will disagree.
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