My Mother use to do a baked Rock fish, haven't thought about that in a very very long time, sure miss her and her Mother's cooking, Them in general too.I didn't do it this year but the Thanksgiving time of year was/is always about the time you could find a 5 lb. Speck or Grey and/or a 5 - 10 lb. Rockfish, both perfect baking size. My Pop taught me how to bake them by first steaming rice with celery, onions, mushrooms and black olives in the rice. Scale the fish and remove the head because most folks don't like looking at it on the dinner table. Put the fish in a large baking dish and fill the chest cavity and surrounding area around the fish with the rice. Cover the fish with bacon, cover the dish with alum foil and bake @ 350 for 30 -45 minutes depending on size of the fish. Take the foil off and hit the broiler long enough to brown/crisp the bacon then serve.
My Pop was up from Pensacola last year for Thanksgiving and I promised him a baked Rockfish on the Thanksgiving table. Fished hard to find one the week before but like most recent years they've become hard to find until later in the year so the man at Georges Seafood in Norfolk was more than glad to sell me one. All it took was swallowing my pride and a few hard earned dollars but there was a stuffed Rockfish next to the turkey last year.
Please post that Recipe sounds awesomeEvery other year I'll make oyster casserole for Thanksgiving...sure is good!!
Thank you, Sir I'll be having a good at very soonIngredients: 2 quarts of oysters, 1 stick of real butter, 1/2 large onion chopped, 1/2 pound of sliced mushrooms, 1 bell pepper chopped, 1/4 cup of flour, 1 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper to taste & 1/2-2/3 cup of crushed saltine crackers.
Preparation: Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9x13 ovenproof dish & spray with Pam. Drain oysters and set aside. Melt 2 table spoons of butter in pot. Add onions and bell pepper and sauté till soft. Add mushrooms and oysters and sauté for about 5 mins. In another pot melt 2 tablespoons of butter, stir in flour. When smooth add the heavy cream and stir until almost boil and thick. Add half of the cheese and the spices. Combine both to casserole dish and blend in softly. Add cracker crumbs to top and add rest of butter in pats to top of crackers. Add other half of Parm. cheese to top. Bake for about 20-25 mins till you see bubbling of casserole, take out and add more Parm if want to and then put under the broiler for a few mins to brown the top.
Why dont you guys just go all "Temple of Doom" style and serve up some chilled monkey brains while you're
Had Monkey on a stick in Panama, didn't chill the brain,