One of my favorite places to get some relax time is Mosquito Lagoon in Florida. Today we’ve making some beer-battered redfish and spotted trout that we caught on a trip to Mosquito Lagoon. Along with this cook we are making some homemade tarter sauce, cocktail sauce, hush puppies and fried potatoes.
Captain Clancy turned us on to some really nice spotted trout and we also caught a few redfish. I took my buddy Dallas who hadn't been fishing in 15 years and he had a blast. I had more fun watching him than catching my own fish.
We caught and released a lot of fish, but did keeep a few for dinner, so let's get into today's cook and I will show you my favorite fried fish recipe!
Beer-Battered Fish Ingredients
Fresh redfish and trout filets
1 cup flour
½ cup corn meal
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons dried and ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
12 oz cold beer
2 tablespoons Riff Lord Hot Sauce (or your favorite Hot Sauce)
Hush Puppy Ingredients
½ cup sugar
1 onion, chopped
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup self-rising cornmeal
2 green onions, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp Dill weed
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 tsp minced Garlic
3 tbsp Mayonnaise
Mild Cocktail Sauce
½ cup Ketchup
1 tbsp horseradish
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
OPTIONAL: To spice it up, add 1 tsp chili sauce, ½ tsp red pepper flakes, double Worcestershire sauce, and triple the horseradish
For the hushpuppies, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, then using a teaspoon spoon drop balls of batter into grease preheated to 350 degrees F.
Cook the hushpuppies until golden brown on all sides.
For the fish, simply whisk all of the beer-battered fish ingredients together in a large dish.
After the fish ingredients are mixed together, dredge the fish filets and deep fry in oil heated to 350 degrees F until the filets turn a beautiful red color.
While the fish is cooking, simply mix the tartar sauce and cocktail sauce ingredients together.
Check out our video to see some great fishing and the details of the recipe.