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Mosquito Lagoon Redfish on the half shell

Finally getting around to enjoying the fruits of my labor:



I thought it was a gimmick at first but now don't think there's any better way to prepare Redfish than on the "half shell." A word of advice: When serving, grab the meat and peel it up starting from the tail to the head, letting it separate from the gelatinous layer between the skin/ scales, and youtube capt vince russo's for filleting reds, minus the skinning. A little step I've added before cutting the fish is to thoroughly scrape the slime off with the back of my knife. No you won't get it all but you'll get a lot, making it easier to handle and not contaminate the meat which stores and eats better if not saturated with water by repeated rinsings.

Usually done on the grill, which I left behind when moving recently, in the oven bake on 350 for 20 min then broil for 5 to brown the top, is an acceptable substitute. Butter, salt, black pepper, minced garlic and the slightest dusting of onion powder along with steamed rice, broccoli, and a yuengling to wash it down.

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  • holymackerelholymackerel Posts: 232 Officer
    looks good,now I only needs reds
  • trousertroutmantrousertroutman Posts: 1,363 Officer
    Nice looks like a simple, tasty way to do it!
    Make the forum great again.....consolidate general fishing with for sale or business but keep reports separate!
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 16,060 AG
    I saw that on some hunting/fishing show they caught reds in the morning, then shot duck in the afternoon. or vice versa I can't remember. But they just cut the filet off leaving skin on and put that side down over some flames and covered it with a lid over some flames. Burnt the bottom almost black but the meat looked fantastic.
    You can't pet a dead dog back to life 
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,685 AG
    But you forgot the basting with hot sauce.
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  • jonesz28jonesz28 Posts: 84 Deckhand
    Flash wrote: »

    But you forgot the basting with hot sauce.

    is that the new river gorge bridge in WV? I am from there and it looks just like it. I love those good ole mountains, but I love the saltwater to.
  • FishyGirlFishyGirl Posts: 715 Officer
    Been doing reds that way on the grill for years. Very easy clean-up.
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  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,685 AG
    jonesz28 wrote: »
    is that the new river gorge bridge in WV? I am from there and it looks just like it. I love those good ole mountains, but I love the saltwater to.

    Yes, we spent a few days this last Fall around Summersville. Might go back again this year.
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    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
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