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redfish substitute

Postby danger831 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:29 am

going to do a redfish on the half shell but need a substitute for redfish also looking for suggestions for sides? Thanks
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Re: redfish substitute

Postby DATsBBQ » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:29 pm

Red Snapper comes to mind.
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Re: redfish substitute

Postby Gator » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:45 pm

Where is EH when you need him?

Ditto on Snapper...
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Re: redfish substitute

Postby danger831 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:22 am

thanks guys I have tried snapper in the past and didn't like the outcome although I do like snapper it just didn't have the same light flavor or flaky delicate texture of red fish.
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Re: redfish substitute

Postby Gator » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:02 am

We use a lot of Tilapia...
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Re: redfish substitute

Postby egghead » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:59 am

Drum will work - in fact a redfish is really a red drum. You will not be able to tell the difference between a red drum and black drum in taste and texture.

Don't use a huge drum (otherwise known as a big nasty).

Any lean fish will work - bass, tilapia, catfish

I would stay away from an oily fish like macheral (sp).
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redfish substitute

Postby atcNick » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:25 am

What's available where you're located?

Speckled trout and whiting is worth a shot.


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Re: redfish substitute

Postby tex_toby » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:33 pm

I live on a lake where striper fishing is king. We cook at eat striper on the half-shell often with excellent results. :)
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Re: redfish substitute

Postby egghead » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:20 pm

TT - do you ever blacken the stripers?

I prefer blackened over on the half shell
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Re: redfish substitute

Postby tex_toby » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:55 pm

I haven't myself, but have eaten it blackened. I like it both ways.

Here is some I did on the half-shell a while back...

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Re: redfish substitute

Postby egghead » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:51 pm

Nice
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Re: redfish substitute

Postby danger831 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:51 am

thanks guys I was able to find some nice redfish so went with that. It turned out pretty good 2nd in cooks choice

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