Location: BUIDB: "Thats a great shot of a pier from the beach."
|And before you all go "Ewwwwww," there are links for recipes; however, here are my quickies, after cleaning the beautiful little fishies:
1) Dredge in egg or milk and dry bread crumbs or cornmeal, then pan fry in olive oil/vegetable oil w/ finely chopped garlic. You will need to flip and test for doneness w/ fork for flakiness.
2) Insert small branches of FRESH rosemary in the cavity, along w/ THINLY sliced lemons or limes. Lay some more of the rosemary and citrus on top. Steam until flesh flakes.
The jacksmelt, when cooked, is brilliant white, has a lovely texture and very flavorful. Oh yeah, remove the rosemary before consuming, and yes, there are lots of bones--but still wonderful to eat.
About those parasites? CHECK the flesh, and cooking will kill them. (Incidentally, there are parasites in other protein sources, inside and on your own body, etc.)
And if anyone has any other recipes, I sure would like to see them posted.
My Absolutely Adorable @$$!