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  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,722 AG
    Geneakers said:
    Flash said:
    Geneakers said:
    Ling cod is excellent.. "poor man's lobster",,, used to catch and spear alot of them when I lived in WA state.  Bake that bad boy with some garlic and butter, sprinkle with some paprika and dunk in drawn butter... making my mouth water as I type and remember.. would eat it till I almost got sick.

    It is, just not a Florida fish as the original poster wanted. I would have said Salmon if west cost was allowed

    My apologies...  lol

    And those Ling Cod are one ugly fish !!
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  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 16,246 AG
    tankered said:
    Good to hear someone specifically mention spanish mackerel, criminally underrated IMO.

    And so versatile, great from raw to smoked and everything in between. 
    that's one of my favorites.  but i have never tried it raw.   we always either fry it or make blackened tacos.  Actually last time I smoked some and the wife put the smoked fish that was SUPPOSED to be fish dip on her salad and loved it. 
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  • bigfinn35bigfinn35 Sarasota/VenicePosts: 974 Officer
    edited May 18 #34
    tankered said:
    Good to hear someone specifically mention spanish mackerel, criminally underrated IMO.

    And so versatile, great from raw to smoked and everything in between. 
    that's one of my favorites.  but i have never tried it raw.   we always either fry it or make blackened tacos.  Actually last time I smoked some and the wife put the smoked fish that was SUPPOSED to be fish dip on her salad and loved it. 
    Nothing wrong with any of those preparations, but man if you enjoy raw fish even a little bit you gotta try it with some fresh mackerel. Kill and bleed them immediately, ice them well, and use for sashimi/ceviche/poke/sushi. The softness of the meat makes it ridiculously tender to bite into when raw, plus all the oils in their flesh give them a stronger flavor than most raw fish.

    You can whip up a plate of sashimi to feed 2-3 people in 5 minutes using one large mackerel's fillets (I take out the bloodline but it isn't quite as noticeable of a taste when raw). Simple dipping sauce with equal parts soy sauce and rice vinegar, plus a dash of sesame oil and sriracha or gochujang, and you're in business.
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  • tankeredtankered Gainesvill, FlPosts: 1,177 Officer
    It truly does melt in your mouth when eaten raw, a great sashimi fish. Just a great fish. 
  • TerribleTedTerribleTed Posts: 326 Deckhand
    ok for what time of day?  Well lets start breakfast two different fish. one pan cooked cobia with eggs toast.  The next is a Fried Dolphin fillet two over easy eggs, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and mayo on a sub roll.  Now its mid day back yard bbq grilling fried catfish nuggets mixed with water dog nuggets (gator). Evening hours that's tough so many. Fried Red Fish or Fried Snapper or Grilled King Steaks Yes a slow cooked seasoned fall off the bone King Steak, Then latter while having cocktails some Smoked Mackerel fish dip.

  • shempshemp Posts: 688 Officer
    #1 = hogfish.  Distant 2nd = tied for sheeps and flounder

    Fresh...specks I suppose. Fried channel cat is 
  • grey2112grey2112 Posts: 349 Deckhand
    bigfinn35 said:
    tankered said:
    Good to hear someone specifically mention spanish mackerel, criminally underrated IMO.

    And so versatile, great from raw to smoked and everything in between. 
    that's one of my favorites.  but i have never tried it raw.   we always either fry it or make blackened tacos.  Actually last time I smoked some and the wife put the smoked fish that was SUPPOSED to be fish dip on her salad and loved it. 
    Nothing wrong with any of those preparations, but man if you enjoy raw fish even a little bit you gotta try it with some fresh mackerel. Kill and bleed them immediately, ice them well, and use for sashimi/ceviche/poke/sushi. The softness of the meat makes it ridiculously tender to bite into when raw, plus all the oils in their flesh give them a stronger flavor than most raw fish.

    You can whip up a plate of sashimi to feed 2-3 people in 5 minutes using one large mackerel's fillets (I take out the bloodline but it isn't quite as noticeable of a taste when raw). Simple dipping sauce with equal parts soy sauce and rice vingegar, plus a dash of sesame oil and sriracha or gochujang, and you're in business.

    THIS!  OMG, best sashimi/sushi grade fish we can get in our area (central west florida).
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 16,246 AG
    You can't pet a dead dog back to life 
  • smooth movesmooth move Posts: 530 Officer
    yup! i agree.
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  • mobenmoben Posts: 169 Deckhand
    Snook fried, Crappie deep fried, Bluegill  and Bass and when available Walleye.  Mahi smoked.
  • xeniaxenia Posts: 1,025 Officer
    Snowy, Black or Red-hind Grouper
    Yelloweye Snapper
    Yellow Jack - Sashimi
  • tankeredtankered Gainesvill, FlPosts: 1,177 Officer
    Yellow jacks are fantastic, I wish they came further north. .
  • Nsmith2015Nsmith2015 Ocala Posts: 21 Deckhand
    @Flash so trout and Spanish macs are similar in texture and flavor? I haven’t had either of them yet because I’m new to Florida, lived in Michigan the last 24 years and moved here last week 
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,722 AG
    @Flash so trout and Spanish macs are similar in texture and flavor? I haven’t had either of them yet because I’m new to Florida, lived in Michigan the last 24 years and moved here last week 

     They had to be fresh. My wife is Cherokee/Italian seems to have a nose and taste for these things. I fooled her that night.

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  • bowhunter4lifebowhunter4life Posts: 1,873 Captain
    Fresh water = specks, bream, shell crackers......
    saltwater = mangrove snapper , wahoo, triple tail, cobia .
  • The_Bearded_AnglerThe_Bearded_Angler Tampa native living in GaPosts: 229 Deckhand
    Freshwater- Love me some N Ga (Soquee River) Rainbow Trout on the grill (although a mess of bream/bluegill frying in a pan is a close 2nd).

    Saltwater - Red Snapper or Grouper
  • aboveboredabovebored Posts: 1,338 Officer
    I recently caught an african pompano. Excellent table fare.
  • flagoldflagold AbbevillePosts: 749 Officer


    Mrs. Mattson frying them up - speckled perch (crappie up here).
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  • gogittumgogittum SW New MexicoPosts: 2,461 Captain
    Spotted Bay Bass from Sea of Cortez.  Nothing like it.
  • mudflatmarkmudflatmark tampa, clearwater, cape san BlasPosts: 2 Greenhorn
    Wahoo, Snapper, Grouper in that order, top three.
  • cortrcortr Posts: 441 Deckhand
    Flounder,Grouper, specked trout in saltwater. Crappie(Aka Sac-A-Lait) in freshwater
  • MtgMamaMtgMama HoweyPosts: 29 Deckhand
  • TerribleTedTerribleTed Posts: 326 Deckhand
    tankered said:
    Good to hear someone specifically mention spanish mackerel, criminally underrated IMO.

    And so versatile, great from raw to smoked and everything in between. 
    that's one of my favorites.  but i have never tried it raw.   we always either fry it or make blackened tacos.  Actually last time I smoked some and the wife put the smoked fish that was SUPPOSED to be fish dip on her salad and loved it. 
      Grilled or smoke king is great on a salad. Slow grill the King Mackerel till it flakes apart.. I like it best with a jalapeno ranch dressing.  
  • RobertRRobertR Posts: 377 Deckhand
    Black Seabass, Mangrove Snapper, sheepshead... Freshwater favorites are Shellcracker, brim and speckled perch. 
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