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April 4th, 2005

Spring fever? Thinking about the first camping of the season? Time to change gears again! How about some good camp food. What are you hungry for? Send your favorite recipes to us!

Favorite Ways to Cook Fish
From Capt. Gary Henderson

We fry everything in the south, so here are two of my favorite ways to cook freshwater and saltwater fish.


Mix equal amounts of flour and cornmeal in one of those zipper bags. Season with salt, pepper, a little garlic powder. Scale, gut and head panfish. Larger fish make slits in sides from dorsal to bottom of fish. Heat peanut oil to 360 degrees. Add fish to cornmeal mix and shake until coated. Deep fry and when fish float, they're ready. Drain on paper towels. Serve with hushpuppies, coleslaw and anything else that sounds good.

Saltwater fish and freshwater fish, sea trout, snook, etc.

Cut fillets into nuggets. In a glass, or non-reactive bowl, combine nuggets, fresh lemon juice, Season-all and Louisiana hot sauce. Let stand for thirty minutes. Mix cornmeal and flour in equal parts in a zip bag, and season mixture with salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little Cajun seasoning. Add fish nuggets dripping wet with the marinade to the dry mix and shake. THEN begin to heat the peanut oil to 360 or 370 degrees. Cornmeal mix will soak up the marinade and make a coating. When oil is hot, add several pieces of fish at a time. Don't over-crowd the oil. When nuggets reach a golden-brown, drain on paper towels and serve with hushpuppies, coleslaw and fries. (cook hushpuppies in the same oil as the fish, better flavor.) ~ Flats Dude

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