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Fishermen & Broiled Large-mouth Bass

March 22, 2012

DH loves fish, not just the gold ones in his pond or sea monster in his aquarium. He grew up fishing in lakes & ponds across Tennessee, Mississippi & Arkansas. The problem right now is lack of time. he works so many hours it’s difficult to find time to drop a line in the water.

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Enter Harry. Harry has recently discovered fishing & absolutely loves it, so now, whenever he goes out & catches a bass, as opposed to a crappie or trout, he will call to ask if DH wants it.

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(I love how Moxie was supervising this process.)

On this particular afternoon, Harry had caught a couple of nice-size bass, brought them home & kept them fresh in his backyard stream until DH came in from work. Fish are easier to clean when they are fresh.

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I didn’t photograph the cleaning process, mainly because I didn’t want scales all over my legs as DH did his expert job.

Broiled Large-mouth Bass

If the bass are large enough, DH fillets them, which makes broiling much easier. Fish is one of the easiest, quickest meals to prepare…once they’re caught, that is.

Ingredients:

  • Bass Fillets
  • Salted Water
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Sea Salt & Pepper
  • Fresh Lemon Juice

Instructions:

  1. After the fish have been cleaned place in a bowl of lightly salted water to soak in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. This removes any fishiness from the flavor. (If these were catfish I would say soak in salted milk.)
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Place drained & patted dry fish in lightly oiled glass baking dish.
  4. Place small pieces of butter over the fish.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes, then turn on broiler at 500 degrees (High) & allow time to brown, 3 to 6 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven & cool for 3 minutes.
  7. Squeeze lemon over fish & serve.
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