Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We're having a Fish Fry!



My Significant Other goes fishing at least 3 times a month.
We live in Miami, fishing is just something the Men here do, Alot!
I have learned that when he goes fishing, I wait for the call before making dinner plans.
Lately we have had bounties of Kingfish. Not my favorite, but still fresh fish is fresh fish. Kingfish is of the mackerel family.
According to the FDA, "Kingfish is among one of the 4 types of fish, pregnant women and children should avoid due to the high mercury concentration." Aside from that it can be quite a tasty fish. It is high in fat, in that, it's a high Omega 3 source.
So for Adults (non-pregnant) great fish for a fish fry!

By the time I get the fish, it is cleaned and cut into "steaks". The center of the steak has a circular bone with small spines. Easily seen and "pickable". If you'd like to avoid this, the fish can be cut into fillets.
Our favorite way to prepare Kingfish is frying. Thus, A Fish Fry:

Fried Kingfish

Ingredients:

4 -6 Kingfish Steaks
2-3 Lemons
Complete Seasoning (red or green top)
Black Pepper
2 cups All Purpose Flour

Instructions:

Lay each Steak out flat on a paper towel.
Dry each steak.
Lay on a platter.
Zest 2 Lemons, set aside.

In a bowl, combine 3 Tbsp Complete Seasoning, 1 Tbsp Black Pepper, Lemon zest and Flour.

Squeeze Lemon juice over both sides of steaks.
Dredge lemon soaked fish into flour mixture.
Set aside, for 2 hours.

When ready to fry:


Bring a minimum of 2 inches of Vegetable oil to 350° f.
Fry fish for approx 3 minutes each side or until golden
Remove fish from heat, set on paper towel to drain, salt and pepper to taste.

Squeeze remaining lemon juice over fish just before serving.

I served the fish with white rice, sauteed greens and plaintain chips.

The Plaintain Chips are simply "green" plantains sliced very thinly, and fried in vegetable oil just like you would, potato chips. I fried the plantains while the fish was marinating and let them stay warm in a 200 degree oven while I fried the fish.