Originally Posted by BETH
ok what does red fish taste like? what is black drum?
Red fish is also known as a red drum. Black drum is also in the same family. Red fish has a real good flavor and firm meat. It can be cooked many different ways because of that. It can be blackened, grilled, fried or you can make a soup with it. We make what is called a red fish court bullion or coobeon like its called. years ago i posed the dish and how to make it. I will be remaking it here again since this is the season for them. I'll post it for you when i do. Black drum have black and white strips on them like a convict would wear. They are ok when they are small between 16 to 22". As they get larger we thow them back cause they get worms as they reach reproductive age. A long time ago a good 25 years ago we had a problem with red fish and worms. However today even the big bulls are usually clean. It is unlikely to find worms in red fish today.
Ok i know you now want to know about the worms. The worms are a parasite that the shrimp carry. It is passed to the fish thru the shrimp. There is one kind of marsh fish that does not get worms. It is the sheepshead. They have a natural defense aganist them. Worms are really no big deal. If you filet a fish and spot them you can cut them out or if the fish is clustered with them i simply throw it away. That is a good reason to allways filet your fish, so you can inspect the meat. You can't find worms if you gut and dehead them.