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My brother-in-law just brought me 8 pounds of fish he just caught on a fishing trip in Louisiana. I believe it is Red fish and trout. What am I to do? Any recipe suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I should mention that the fish is already filleted.

asked by Robin O'D about 6 years ago

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JanetFL
added about 6 years ago

Since it's summer, I would grill both the redfish and trout fillets. Rub the fillets with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper or other seasonings you like. Grill, covered, over medium heat until the fish flakes with a fork. You can also put the fillets in foil packets for a quick clean-up.

I'm envious - Louisiana redfish is delicious!

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saragrad
added about 6 years ago

You can make fishcakes and freeze any extra patties that have yet to be fried for a future dinner. I like this recipe and although it calls for salmon, I think trout will work just fine:

http://www.foodnetwork...

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Chef Lisa
added about 6 years ago

If those are speckled or white trout, grilling will probably not work, since both are extremely delicate. For those, I'd dust in flour and pan fry with some type of Lemmon-butter pan sauce. Most popular for red fish is blackening. Makes me homesick!

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pierino
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added about 6 years ago

Paul Prudhomme invented the idea of "blackening" red fish which almost led to the destruction of the fishery because it became so popular---and extended to the things which should never be blackened, like salmon.

This is best done in a cast iron skillet---preferably outdoors over screaming hot heat. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, salt.

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Patti in Mississippi
added about 6 years ago

Grill the red fish with lemon pepper and italian salad dressing and it will be great. Pan fry the trout with seasoned corn flour/meal fish fry. they should use some creole seasoning in it. then brown some butter, add some sliced almonds and serve up trout almondine! Deliciousl.

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la domestique
added about 6 years ago

I think this idea from Martha Stewart for hot-smoking trout fillets sounds fun
http://www.marthastewart...

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