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Sundancer7

Croaker Wed, 08/6/08 4:48 PM (permalink)
I am in eastern NC at Greenville, NC. I saw a sign that indicated that they had fresh croaker's for sale. I assume that this is some type of fish but I had never heard of them before. What are they??

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
 
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    fattybomatty

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    RE: Croaker Wed, 08/6/08 4:53 PM (permalink)
    yeah sundancer it's a fish. never had it before, but here's a link that describes it

    http://www.ocean.udel.edu/mas/seafood/croaker.html
     
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      divefl

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      • Location: washington, DC
      RE: Croaker Wed, 08/6/08 5:08 PM (permalink)
      White meat fish, standard fish fry- fish stick taste. Eh.
       
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        DLnWPBrown

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        RE: Croaker Wed, 08/6/08 5:17 PM (permalink)
        Sundance, what are you doing in Greenville? I used to live in Kinston which is 25 miles away on Hwy 11. You are so close to the Skylite Inn, a mecca of BBQ pork. Take hwy 11 towards Kinston and get off at the stoplight for Ayden. Make a left and just ask for directions. I can not remember the name of the street they are on, but after turning left at the light, you will make only 1 right and the road takes you right to it.... they will be on your right side. Go at lunchtime if you can.


        Dennis in Cary
         
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          seafarer john

          RE: Croaker Wed, 08/6/08 6:04 PM (permalink)
          Ate Croakers many times - they're delicious fresh out of the water and pan fried.

          Cheers, John
           
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            cy_dugas

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            • Location: lafayette, LA
            RE: Croaker Wed, 08/6/08 8:09 PM (permalink)
            During our summer father/son/grandson fishing trip in Cypremort Point, south LA, we didn't do well on redfish or specks, but caught several nice croaker. I'm assuming this is the fish y'all are speaking of. I believe they are in the drum family (as are redfish and black drum, both favorites of mine.) While somewhat on the small size, the fillets are, in my opinion, just as good as redfish. I especially like them pan "bronzed" with a little worchesterchire (sp?) and garlic/butter sauce.

            cy
             
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              Texianjoe

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              RE: Croaker Thu, 08/7/08 10:37 AM (permalink)
              Croakers are very good. They are easy to catch and are everywhere in Galveston Bay. Like cy-dugas after not doing well on sport fish we go for the croakers. There is no limit so we get a chest full and have a fish fry. They are white fleshy and not to fishy tasting, they are called croakers because after they come out of the water they make a croaking sound something like a frog.

              joe
               
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                Sundancer7

                RE: Croaker Thu, 08/7/08 2:18 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by DLnWPBrown

                Sundance, what are you doing in Greenville? I used to live in Kinston which is 25 miles away on Hwy 11. You are so close to the Skylite Inn, a mecca of BBQ pork. Take hwy 11 towards Kinston and get off at the stoplight for Ayden. Make a left and just ask for directions. I can not remember the name of the street they are on, but after turning left at the light, you will make only 1 right and the road takes you right to it.... they will be on your right side. Go at lunchtime if you can.


                Dennis in Cary


                I am a consultant for a pharmaceutical firm and I find property for them to lease and buy. Greenville, NC is a very progressive city. I was impressed. I also spent quite a bit of time in Cary. I found property there but was unable to do a deal.

                Paul E. Smith
                Knoxville, TN
                 
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                  douginvirginia

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                  RE: Croaker Fri, 08/8/08 7:21 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Sundancer7

                  quote:
                  Originally posted by DLnWPBrown

                  Sundance, what are you doing in Greenville? I used to live in Kinston which is 25 miles away on Hwy 11. You are so close to the Skylite Inn, a mecca of BBQ pork. Take hwy 11 towards Kinston and get off at the stoplight for Ayden. Make a left and just ask for directions. I can not remember the name of the street they are on, but after turning left at the light, you will make only 1 right and the road takes you right to it.... they will be on your right side. Go at lunchtime if you can.


                  Dennis in Cary


                  I am a consultant for a pharmaceutical firm and I find property for them to lease and buy. Greenville, NC is a very progressive city. I was impressed. I also spent quite a bit of time in Cary. I found property there but was unable to do a deal.

                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville, TN


                  Cary is sometimes referred to (by locals) as "Containment Area for Relocted Yankees".
                   
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                    brittneal

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                    RE: Croaker Fri, 08/8/08 1:56 PM (permalink)
                    I was stationed on the gulf at Keesler AFB. The base had a boat rental on the back bay. When we went out we would catch sheeps head and croakers hand over fist. A few times we had a shore lunch and after cleaning them rosated them over an open fire on branches.
                    The flesh is best when its charred to crisp up the skin. Slightly on the fisht saide and I didnt care for it.
                     
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                      jellybear

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                      RE: Croaker Sat, 08/9/08 8:14 AM (permalink)
                      Croaker......Its better than Carp.
                       
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                        DLnWPBrown

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                        RE: Croaker Mon, 08/11/08 4:08 PM (permalink)


                        Cary is sometimes referred to (by locals) as "Containment Area for Relocted Yankees".


                        Yes, and my wife and I both hate when people say that. She was raised here and I grew up down East myself. Cary gets a bad rap about the Northerners, but Durham and Chapel hill is a lot worse.


                        Dennis in Cary
                         
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