Another Fresh Seafood Idea
Often called rockfish in the South, striped bass have sweet, white meat with firm flakes. Those under 36 inches in length are best for eating. The texture of larger ones is coarse and they can contain high levels of heavy metals.
Striped bass are delicious prepared in just about any way you like. You can simply brush with oil or butter, add salt and pepper, and cook on the grill. Or use them in any favorite white fish recipe.
A 3 ½ ounce serving contains 96 calories, almost 18 grams of protein and 80 mg. of cholesterol. They are a good source of selenium. (Source: USDA)
Also available are hybrid striped bass, discussed in the accompanying entry by David Green.
This recipe, from Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas, can be used for either striped bass or hybrid striped bass.
- 2 pounds striped bass fillets
- ½ cup margarine or butter, softened
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced green onion, including tops
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
In small bowl, combine margarine, salt, paprika, pepper, green onions, parsley, tarragon and lemon juice. Spread over fish. Broil about 4 inches from heat, basting once or twice with pan juices, until fish is done, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to serving dish and pour pan juices over fish. Serves 6 to 8.
Contributed by Joyce Taylor.