Best Drum Fish Recipes

If you want to spice up a basic fish dinner, try creating delicious drum fish recipes. Drum fish is such a delicacy that some Texas restaurants serve this fish exclusively. As a meal, this fish can be great on the plate or food for the cat, depending on the way it is handled from hook to pan.

Drum fish is excellent when caught and cleaned correctly, a technique most commercial fishermen have down pat. One good rule of thumb when fishing for or eating drum fish is to keep size in mind. Large drum fish are not the tastiest of the bunch. For the perfect drum fish meal, choose drum fish that are five pounds or less, have had their skin-not just scales-removed and are rolled in cornmeal and pan fried.

Drum Fish Recipes
To make great drum fish, you must keep a few things in mind. Never overcook the fish or it will dry out. If frying drum, most people tend to brush the fish with lemon first and then brush with melted butter. After cooking-whether that's boiling or frying-always toss the dark pieces of fish to the cat.

Drum Fish Stew Recipe

Ingredients You Will Need:
1 pound fresh drum fish, cubed
4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
½ pound salt pork, cut into one-inch pieces and fried
1 large onion, chopped
½ cup celery, chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Fry the salt pork until crispy. Add the onions and cook for another few minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, cover and set aside.

Cook the celery in one cup of water until tender. Add two cups of water and the cubed fish. When the fish is cooked through, drain the pot and set it aside. Put the potatoes into a second pot and add water until just covered. Boil until tender. Season the potatoes with chives and salt and pepper.

Add the fish and celery to the potatoes and mash with a potato masher until the potatoes have been turned to mush, but the fish is still holding its shape. Put one large scoop of fish and potatoes into each bowl and top with a generous helping of hot salt pork. Spoon a little grease over the stew. Serve with thick slices of sourdough bread or biscuits.

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