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Buzzbait82

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Flounder for dinner Fri, 04/23/10 4:56 PM (permalink)
I went floundering on the beach in the Biloxi Bay last weekend and me and my friend jigged a limit of flounder so I have been cooking them for the entire week.  You can't beat the taste of a fresh caught flounder.  

 
Fried flounder with hushpuppies, sweet potato fries and Asian slaw.   

 
Whole flounder stuffed with crabmeat, mushrooms, and breadcrumbs.
 
Let me know if anyone else has any good recipies I have plenty of fish left.
I think I got the picture posting figured out finally!!
<message edited by Buzzbait82 on Sat, 04/24/10 4:50 PM>
 
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    Buzzbait82

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    Re:Flounder for dinner Fri, 04/23/10 4:57 PM (permalink)
    Looks like my pictures got removed.  Maybe I do not have enought posts.
     
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      Twinwillow

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      Re:Flounder for dinner Fri, 04/23/10 5:12 PM (permalink)
      You probably didn't attach your pictures correctly. I've been here for years and I still can't figure out how to attach pictures.

      Now, about that flounder. I grew up eating flounder in NYC. My mother made it at least once a week. She used to pan fry it coated in matzoh meal. I loved it cold leftover the next day, as well. And, I often ate it out in restaurants. No limits back then in the golden olden days.

      Living in Dallas, I rarely if ever, see it now. And, I do miss it. It's always been one of my most favorite fish to eat. However, further south to the Gulf in the Houston area it's quite prevalent.
       
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        Buzzbait82

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        Re:Flounder for dinner Fri, 04/23/10 5:16 PM (permalink)
        Yeah down here on the Mississippi coast this time of year they are everywhere.  We get them by wading in about ankle deep water with a propane light and jigging them (long pole with pointed end, almost like a spear).  We got 30 last weekend which the local limit but I will be going back this weekend as now the whole family wants fish.
         
        As for the pictures, I am pretty sure I got it right but I noticed there is a note that says I have to have 30 posts before I can post links.  I guess a few more and I will try again.
         
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          Michael Hoffman

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          Re:Flounder for dinner Fri, 04/23/10 5:21 PM (permalink)
          You mean gigging them. Jigging is a technique used in hook and line fishing. I am amazed that Mississippi allows the use of gigs for sport fish.
           
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            Buzzbait82

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            Re:Flounder for dinner Fri, 04/23/10 5:24 PM (permalink)
            Gigging is actually probably the correct spelling now that you mention it.  I guess a jig would be what we were dancing after we hauled in our catch.  Yes you can recreationally gig 15 flounder per person per day.  Not too many people do it anymore but it is fun.  I can assure you there is no shortage of flounder as we could have very easily brought in 100 that night.
             
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              Buzzbait82

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              Re:Flounder for dinner Fri, 04/23/10 5:34 PM (permalink)
              Now I have 30 posts so I will try posting the pics again.
               
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                Michael Hoffman

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                Re:Flounder for dinner Fri, 04/23/10 5:34 PM (permalink)
                About 200 years ago I used to go gigging for frogs in irrigation ditches around Mendota, California with a couple of other guys. It was a nighttime thing, and it was always after the bars closed. I still have gig scars on certain portions of my anatomy from those outings.
                 
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                  Adjudicator

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                  Re:Flounder for dinner Fri, 04/23/10 6:23 PM (permalink)
                  Buzzbait82


                  Now I have 30 posts so I will try posting the pics again.

                   
                  Well?  Us Yum-Yums are waiting.  ;)

                   
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                    Adjudicator

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                    Re:Flounder for dinner Fri, 04/23/10 6:32 PM (permalink)
                    Michael Hoffman


                    About 200 years ago I used to go gigging for frogs in irrigation ditches around Mendota, California with a couple of other guys. It was a nighttime thing, and it was always after the bars closed. I still have gig scars on certain portions of my anatomy from those outings.

                     
                    Mmmm. Frog Legs, Bream, Mullet, some home fried taters, pups, slaw, and beer.  And Swamp Gravy.  Maybe some fresh 'maters also and corn on the cob.  Where is my link to the Swamp Gravy, AL?  Mike:  U are cool.  Rock ON. 

                     
                    #10
                      Foodbme

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                      Re:Flounder for dinner Fri, 04/23/10 10:08 PM (permalink)
                      When I lived in Pensacola, had a friend who had a "Gig Rig".  We'd go Giggin' in the Sound betwween P'cola Beach & the Mainland.
                      He built a float box with a 12volt headlight in it wired to a 12V battery in his flat bottom boat. Float the box and boat, gig the flounder, drink the beer, life was good!
                       
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                        chewingthefat

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                        Re:Flounder for dinner Sat, 04/24/10 1:31 PM (permalink)
                        Make a Flounder Cerviche!
                         
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                          BelleReve

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                          Re:Flounder for dinner Sat, 04/24/10 1:32 PM (permalink)
                          bb-you brought back a lot of old memories, we had a summer house in Clermont Harbor MS. where every summer my uncle would take us kids "floundering."  We'd set out with a Coleman lantern, burlap sack, and a gigging pole, and in all those years we never caught one flounder, but had a lot of fun.  I did have a girlfriend who scooped up a soft-shelled crab and put in her pocket, which endeared herself to my uncle who talked about it for years. 

                          Try this - www.nomenu.com/recipes/FishMarinade.html

                          Lightly dust the fillets with seasoned flour, pan fry in butter, when done remove, add the marinade to the pan and heat quickly, which will give you a nice, meuniere type of sauce. 
                           
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                            BelleReve

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                            Re:Flounder for dinner Sat, 04/24/10 1:44 PM (permalink)
                            Sorry about the above - 

                            Chef Andrea Apuzzo's at Andrea's Restaurant in Metairie, LA. uses this to briefly(a minute on each side) marinate his fish fillets before putting them into the pan.  This can be used with just about any type of fish.

                            Chef Andrea's Fish Marinade  

                            1/4 cup white wine
                            1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
                            1 tsp. Worcestershire
                            1 tsp. soy sauce
                            1 TBS. lemon juice
                            1/4 tsp. Tabasco

                            Mix all the above ingredients in a shallow bowl (it will not blend completely, but that's ok).  Set fillets in the marinade for a minute, turn, and marinate the other side.  Allow the marinade to drip off before seasoning fish .

                            Cook the fish in a pan (remove fish after cooking) add marinade and reduce town into a sauce.

                             
                             
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                              Buzzbait82

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                              Re:Flounder for dinner Sat, 04/24/10 1:58 PM (permalink)
                              Adjudicator


                              Buzzbait82


                              Now I have 30 posts so I will try posting the pics again.

                               
                              Well?  Us Yum-Yums are waiting.  ;)


                              I have still not been successful in posting pics.  Any tips would help.  I searched the forum to see if anyone else said how to do this.  I am currently using imageshack and pasteing the URL into the box but nothing is showing up.
                               
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                                C Turner Joy

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                                Re:Flounder for dinner Sat, 04/24/10 3:45 PM (permalink)
                                Buzzbait82


                                Adjudicator


                                Buzzbait82


                                Now I have 30 posts so I will try posting the pics again.

                                 
                                Well?  Us Yum-Yums are waiting.  ;)


                                I have still not been successful in posting pics.  Any tips would help.  I searched the forum to see if anyone else said how to do this.  I am currently using imageshack and pasteing the URL into the box but nothing is showing up.


                                http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=322596


                                 
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                                  Buzzbait82

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                                  Re:Flounder for dinner Sat, 04/24/10 4:56 PM (permalink)
                                  C Turner Joy


                                  Buzzbait82


                                  Adjudicator


                                  Buzzbait82


                                  Now I have 30 posts so I will try posting the pics again.


                                  Well?  Us Yum-Yums are waiting.  ;)


                                  I have still not been successful in posting pics.  Any tips would help.  I searched the forum to see if anyone else said how to do this.  I am currently using imageshack and pasteing the URL into the box but nothing is showing up.


                                  http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=322596





                                  Thanks I think I finally got it working.
                                   
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                                    marshrat

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                                    Re:Flounder for dinner Sat, 04/24/10 6:07 PM (permalink)
                                    A favorite way to prepare flounder here in Savannah is Crispy Scored Flounder with Apricot Shallot Sauce
                                    Take a whole headed and gutted flounder and trim the fins. Score the fish on both sides with diagonals to make a diamond pattern.
                                    Dredge in flour/cornmeal/salt/pepper mixture.
                                    Shallow fry on both sides til crispy and done through.
                                    Place on platter and drizzle with sauce made by lightly sauteing diced shallots in butter and then adding Chinese duck sauce. Simmer the sauce while the flounder is frying.
                                    The meat pulls away in diamond-shaped chunks.

                                     
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                                      agnesrob

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                                      Re:Flounder for dinner Sun, 04/25/10 8:21 AM (permalink)
                                      Your pictures came out great. Looks delicious.
                                       
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                                        Captain Morgan

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                                        Re:Flounder for dinner Sun, 04/25/10 8:41 AM (permalink)
                                        dadgum son, that plate of fried flounder looks fabulous!
                                        Everything looks done to perfection!!!!
                                         
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                                          blue heaven

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                                          Re:Flounder for dinner Sun, 04/25/10 9:52 AM (permalink)
                                          Hi buzzbait nice to meet you!  That stuffed flounder looks like a fine dining experience.  I love flounder.
                                           
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                                            Buzzbait82

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                                            Re:Flounder for dinner Sun, 04/25/10 11:09 AM (permalink)
                                            marshrat


                                            A favorite way to prepare flounder here in Savannah is Crispy Scored Flounder with Apricot Shallot Sauce
                                            Take a whole headed and gutted flounder and trim the fins. Score the fish on both sides with diagonals to make a diamond pattern.
                                            Dredge in flour/cornmeal/salt/pepper mixture.
                                            Shallow fry on both sides til crispy and done through.
                                            Place on platter and drizzle with sauce made by lightly sauteing diced shallots in butter and then adding Chinese duck sauce. Simmer the sauce while the flounder is frying.
                                            The meat pulls away in diamond-shaped chunks.

                                             
                                            Thanks sounds great.  I am going to have to try this one.

                                             
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                                              Adjudicator

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                                              Re:Flounder for dinner Tue, 05/18/10 7:48 PM (permalink)
                                              I must have missed that stuffed flounder the first time around.  Perfecto!
                                              <message edited by Adjudicator on Tue, 05/18/10 7:49 PM>
                                               
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                                                mayor al

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                                                Re:Flounder for dinner Tue, 05/25/10 9:12 AM (permalink)
                                                I look forward to finding some Flounder on our next roadtrip..If anything is alive on the Gulf Coast this Fall.

                                                HoJo's used flounder filets for their Fish Fry Special back in the days when I worked at one on the north Shore of Mass. What a great meal deal...99cents for all the Flounder, fries, and slaw you can eat. The fish was frozen, but battered and fried in our kitchen. I really like stuffed Flounder!!
                                                 
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