Galley Proof - Mmm ... Fish Tacos
Stripers Make Super Fish Tacos
October 1, 2015
Stripers make for great fish tacos because of their mild, flaky, white meat, and medium texture. Also, the average-sized striper (10-12 inches) naturally fits into taco shells. If anything were meant to be -
And here's why: Once an angler fillets a striper, he or she should cut out the blood line along the center. With average Stripers, that leaves two strips tailor-made to relax in those crunchy or soft, curved-corn delicacies.
Here's one way to prepare them: Dip the fillets in an egg wash and roll 'em in a bed of white corn meal and either Panko bread crumbs or your favorite spices (I used a creole seasoning).
Heat vegetable oil (enough in the pan so the fillets float) to the point that a pinch of corn meal flicked into the oil will sizzle. Fry for 3-5 minutes, depending on the size of the fillets.
Fish tacos can be as simple as adding your favorite salsa and greens - simple can be delicious.
As head we deeper into fall, expect successful striper techniques to involve jigs and swimbaits. Also, the Arizona Striper Fishing Facebook page has a helpful article on jigging for Stripers.
In the end, whether you're catching Stripers or "strippers," the result is the same: lots of action, unlimited bag limits, local, organic fish, and - a delicious meal.