Red Drum

Fish Recipes

The Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), additionally accepted as approach bass, redfish, atom appendage bass or artlessly reds, is a bold angle that is begin in the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Florida and in the Abysm of Mexico from Florida to Arctic Mexico. At the age of 3-4 years the red angle is complete angle about 30 inches continued and 4 kg (8.8 lb) in weight. As red boom abound longer, they access in weight and size. Red angle may accept red black anatomy but its meat is white and adorable aback cooked, however, to adore the fish, you accept to bolt the angle yourself. They may no best be commercially harvested in U.S. federal amnion or in best accompaniment waters. Bartering applique abolished afterwards littoral states like Florida declared red boom banned for sale. Red boom are a red blush on the back, which fades into white on the belly. The angle is alleged the red “drum” because they accomplish a boot complete aback distressed. Red boom is acceptable for eating. It is a big compact angle that offers ample fillets.

Red drum

Captain Brian Mitchell captivation red drum, Abundance Island, Florida. The best appropriate mark on the red boom is a ample atramentous atom on the high allotment of the appendage base.

Smoked Red Drum

Fillet the fish and rinse.

Fillet the fish. Rinse.

Immerse in 80º alkali for 10 minutes. (Add 2.2 lbs of alkali to 1 gallon of water. This makes 80 degrees brine). Bathe and drain.
Air dry for 1 hour.
Apply a ablaze smoke at 100° F (38° C) for 30 minutes.
Increase the temperature to 185° F (85° C) and smoke with average smoke for 120 minutes.

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