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    Default Redfish!

    Neither me nor my photo, but this was on the Pensacola Fishing Pier's FB page this morning and it's too good not to share:


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    It's considered bad luck to call the salmon by name, so it's often referred to as the redfish.
    I wondered why you were talking about salmon !
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    What salmon?
    Looks like a drum to me. Good eating, better than salmon....

    ( I hate eating salmon)

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    Redfish could well be no more than a local name for a very prized catch.
    Need to teach that guy how to case that fish in clay and cook it in a good bed of coals.

    Sure as hello not one of our Salmonidae. Not a fan of salmon, over rated (after 60 years of eating them.)
    I really like fish and shellfish to eat. Best in the Pacific has to be halibut.

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    Here, some Americanos call Red Snapper 'redfish' but in Florida they call one species of Drum 'redfish'.

    That is no snapper. I catch the all the time. Like the Black Snapper best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robson Valley View Post
    Redfish could well be no more than a local name for a very prized catch.
    Need to teach that guy how to case that fish in clay and cook it in a good bed of coals.

    Sure as hello not one of our Salmonidae. Not a fan of salmon, over rated (after 60 years of eating them.)
    I really like fish and shellfish to eat. Best in the Pacific has to be halibut.
    Nope. There are lots of good ways to cook Redfish: 1) Fried, 2) On the half shell (on a charcoal/wood grill with the scale side down) 3) A la Veracruzano. BUT!!! The very best way (and the most traditional way) is blackened!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Here, some Americanos call Red Snapper 'redfish' but in Florida they call one species of Drum 'redfish'.

    That is no snapper. I catch the all the time. Like the Black Snapper best.
    Yep. it's a particular species of Drum and a shallow water fish (called Redfish throughout the upper Gulf of Mexico from Florida through Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, to Texas) and are caught in bays and beach surf.

    Red Snapper like this are a deepwater reef species:


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    Quote Originally Posted by santaman2000 View Post
    Neither me nor my photo, but this was on the Pensacola Fishing Pier's FB page this morning and it's too good not to share:

    Quote Originally Posted by santaman2000 View Post
    Yep. it's a particular species of Drum and a shallow water fish (called Redfish throughout the upper Gulf of Mexico from Florida through Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, to Texas) and are caught in bays and beach surf.

    Red Snapper like this are a deepwater reef species:



    So, that'll be you in the second pic? Nice fish you got there Walt.
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    That is a fantastic Red Snapper!
    Dinner fantastic! Blackened, with a dash of home made hot sauce!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice65 View Post
    So, that'll be you in the second pic? Nice fish you got there Walt.
    No. That photo was also lifted. I'm having trouble finding the ones I posted on Facebook (and here) a few years ago when Barbara, James, and I took an employee Red Snapper fishing trip with Barbara's company. Our limit was 2 fish each and the open fishing season is only less than a week.

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    Ah!!! They've rematerialized! Here are some of our fish (the 3 of us and the rest of the boat) being cleaned by the boat crew at the pier back in 2013. We had a total of 29 pounds of fillets between me, Barbara, and James. We ate Snapper for months.





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    How do you cook them?

    Which is your favourite?
    Locally they cut them in pieces, flour (+spices) and deep fry them. Lots of cut up bones.

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    The red Snapper? We fried some (dredged in corn meal) wrapped some in foil (covered with butter, seasonings and herbs) and baked them. I've since cooked some A la Veracruzana. The last is my favorite for red Snapper so far.

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    Will look that receipe up!

    Thanks!

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