Among the amazing fishing adventures the club members were involved in recently, the one in Texas was, hands down, the one worth writing home about. With so many places ideal for fishing, everyone was happy to try their hand at catching something and they were not disappointed. Besides the fish they got in their hooks, club members also came home with some delicious fish recipes that are very popular in Texas. Here are two that proved to be everyone’s absolute favorites and you can also try making next time you go fishing in Texas, or anywhere else, where you can catch this type of fish.
Pecan crusted red snapper
Red snapper is one of the many fish you can catch in Texas, and the best part about it is its light mild taste that makes it a hit even with people who do not normally indulge in eating fish because they simply do not like it. Here is a way of making it even more delicious.
You will need 6 fillets of red snapper, boned and cut to be about half an inch thick. For the coating, you will need 2 eggs, one cup of milk, one of flour and canola oil. Separately, you will have to cook the pecan crust.
For the pecan crust, use one cup of breadcrumbs, two cups of pecan pieces and various spices like thyme, basil, oregano and granulated onion and garlic. Mix them on pulse in a blender and place the result on a flat dish.
When you are cooking the fish, dust it first in flour, then in the beaten eggs, and then in the pecan crust. Sauté the fillets until they turn brown and serve with a lemon herb sauce.
Redfish fried 3 way
If you want to fry your fish like a real Texan, try the following recipe. It is called this way, because you use different types of batter for fish fillets.
The first choice is beer batter. Mix one cup of beer with two cups of flour to make the batter and dip your fillets in it, before frying them in oil.
The second choice is mustard batter. Besides the beer and the flour from the previous recipe, use mustard (any kind you like), and one egg. This batter should be refrigerated before usage. After dipping the fillets in it, drag them through some breadcrumbs and fry them. The taste is heavenly.
The last combination is the classic mix of ground cornmeal with egg and milk. Dip your fillets into the cornmeal, then in the beaten eggs mixed with the milk, and then back in cornmeal. The crusty fish will melt in your mouth.