How to Cook Speckled Trout

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Speckled trouts are found in bays, estuaries and the shallows of the Gulf of Mexico. The soft-bodied fish has desirable texture and flavor. The fish can be cooked with the skin on or off. Speckled Trout are often also called Spotted Seatrout and average two to three pounds. The fish can be cooked in a variety of ways including baking, pan-frying, frying and grilling.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking dish
  • Non-stick spray
  • Knife
  • Vegetables of choice
  • Cleaned whole or filleted trout
  • Seasoning
  • Tinfoil
  • Butter
  • Olive
  • Milk
  • Bowl
  • Skillet
  • Olive oil
  • Flour
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Fish fry batter mix
  • Water
  • Vegetable or peanut oil
  • Thermometer
  • Grill
  • Grill spray

Baked Fish

  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Spray a glass-baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Chop your desired vegetables and place them in the bottom of the dish.

  • Place the fish into the baking dish; season the fish with your desired seasoning. Some seasoning that works well with fish are parsley, dill and lemon. Wrap the tail and fins in tinfoil if you are using the whole fish.

  • Bake the fish 10 minutes for each pound. Baste with melted butter if you want a crisp skin.

  • Remove the eye of the fish and replace it with and olive before serving.

Pan-frying

  • Place your cleaned skinned fish fillets in a bowl of milk. Allow them to soak for 15 minutes.

  • Melt a stick of butter in a large skillet. Add 1 tbsp. of olive oil to prevent the butter from burning.

  • Mix one cup of flour with 1 cup of breadcrumbs. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Remove the fillet from the milk and cover it with the flour mixture. Lay the fillet into the butter.

  • Fry for two to three minutes each side or until golden brown.

Frying

  • Heat 1 cup of oil in a skillet to 350 degrees Fahrenheit .

  • Mix fish fry batter according to directions.

  • Dip fish fillet cut into 2 inch strips or cubes into the batter. Fry the fish until golden brown.

Grilling

  • Heat your grill to medium heat.

  • Lay foil over the grill grate, spray with grilling spray.

  • Season the fillet with salt and pepper.

  • Lay the fish fillet, meat side down onto the grill. Cook for six to seven minutes each side.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wash your hand thoroughly after handling raw fish.

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