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Old 12-29-2019, 12:01 PM
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Default Best way to clean pompano?

Got a 2 person limit. Skin on or off? Cook whole?
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Skin off, fillets are delicious.
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Sounds good! Cleaning then now. Going leave one whole.
Old 12-29-2019, 12:20 PM
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Someone tell me how to cook these, I tried em before and had the taste of kings or or Spanish macs
Old 12-29-2019, 12:21 PM
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Hmm , if you leave skin on Snook they taste like soap . All the Pomp I have has been clean fillets and they are good . Some of those guys make good money fishing them .
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they are very easy to fillet

do them like you would a trout if you want to skin them (leave fillet attached at the caudal peduncle)

they are great on the half shell

one of the best eating fish in the gulf
Old 12-29-2019, 01:06 PM
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At one time they were considered the best fish in the gulf. Back when trigger were thrown in the garden for fertilizer...

Are there sand fleas at the public beach across from the ABC store in OB? I have a rake I have never used. Also a slurp gun for ghost shrimp I made. I my get into more inshore fishing. We caught these on 1 cup of frozen shrimp and a gallon of gas. No sheepshead though.
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Score the sides, leave skin on and cook whole on the grill. Rub with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and then squeeze some lemon once you take them off the grill. The secret flavor is found in the skin. I've had them every way and this is by far the tastiest in my opinion.
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I filet mine and pan sear them in canola oil with blackening seasoning. Then a little garlic butter on top and into the oven for 3 min. They are really good. At Sabine Pass they love the little small crabs.
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Our limit was 6. I gutted one and scored it as recommended above and seasoned. Put it on the grill and it was great. Electric grill due to code for condo. The other 5 were filleted and it would be hard to screw them up baked, grilled or fried. Mild, semi firm white meat.
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I just gut them, season them and straight to the grill! Don't miss that sweet meat on the forehead!!
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Originally Posted by Rundeep View Post
Someone tell me how to cook these, I tried em before and had the taste of kings or or Spanish macs
It sounds like you were eating a jack crevalle. Fillet, skillet, butter, light season. Add a squeeze of lemon. Nothing better.
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With a Knife???
Hard to beat
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I cut the red line out .It can have a strong taste.Grilled my favorite fish.

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