WAR EAGLE
Hello Guest


What's For Dinner? And Other Random Musings.
Started by Snaggletiger
50 Replies    7499 Views
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
WiregrassTiger
  • Alumni President
  • ****
  • Don't touch Tappy, he's a service tiger.
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    10157
Re: What's For Dinner? And Other Random Musings.
Dothan has about 300 restaurants. Probably 280 of those are some sort of franchise.  Bottom line, it's hard to find a real chef in this town.  There are; however, 2-3 go-to places where you can guarantee yourself a serious culinary experience.  This weekend, Snagette and I hit one of them and I ordered something I've only tried one other time in my life, Redfish.  Surprising as much as I love seafood, but I guess it's just not a common menu item, especially not around here.  But this place had blackened Redfish so I ordered that with smashed garlic potatoes and sautéed spinach.  GAWT.....DAMN!!!  Jizz-worthy to say the least.

I don't recall much about the first time I tried it but that piece of Redfish was good enough for Jehovah. A little drier, flakier fish.  Anyone had much of teh Redfishes?
My youngest caught a couple about 2 weeks ago. Actually, in the river. I just gutted, cleaned and grilled with lemon juice and some Tony’s. Slow on a stone in the Poor folks egg. It was fine stuff.

surprised you haven’t had it more often. 
Like my posts on www.tigersx.com


Snaggletiger
  • Brother X
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • My Fighting Pearls
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    39427
Re: What's For Dinner? And Other Random Musings.
My youngest caught a couple about 2 weeks ago. Actually, in the river. I just gutted, cleaned and grilled with lemon juice and some Tony’s. Slow on a stone in the Poor folks egg. It was fine stuff.

surprised you haven’t had it more often.
Sounds mighty fine.  I've just never come across it on a menu and as many times as I've been salt water fishing, I've never caught a red.  Only went once where we targeted reds but only filled the cooler with Sheepshead.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


wesfau2
  • Officer
  • Alumni President
  • ***
  • I love it when you call me Big Poppa
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    11501
Re: What's For Dinner? And Other Random Musings.
Dothan has about 300 restaurants. Probably 280 of those are some sort of franchise.  Bottom line, it's hard to find a real chef in this town.  There are; however, 2-3 go-to places where you can guarantee yourself a serious culinary experience.  This weekend, Snagette and I hit one of them and I ordered something I've only tried one other time in my life, Redfish.  Surprising as much as I love seafood, but I guess it's just not a common menu item, especially not around here.  But this place had blackened Redfish so I ordered that with smashed garlic potatoes and sautéed spinach.  GAWT.....DAMN!!!  Jizz-worthy to say the least.

I don't recall much about the first time I tried it but that piece of Redfish was good enough for Jehovah. A little drier, flakier fish.  Anyone had much of teh Redfishes?
It's tough to find because (in FL at least) it's a true line-caught fish with a very strict min/max size.

Was first made famous in NO by Paul K and his blackened redfish promptly became the gold standard.

It's delish, you just got really lucky finding it in a restaurant these days. 

If you wanna come catch 'em yo-own-damn-self I have a buddy down toward your fave stretch of the beach that will (in an wholly unlicensed and wink-wink-nudge-nudge charter) run your ass all around the bay chasing 'em.  He's also very likely to get you knee-walking drunk on scotch in the process.  If that's your thing.
You can keep a wooden stake in your trunk
On the off-chance that the fairy tales ain't bunk
And Imma keep a bottle of that funk
To get motel parking lot, balcony crunk.


Snaggletiger
  • Brother X
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • My Fighting Pearls
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    39427
Re: What's For Dinner? And Other Random Musings.
It's tough to find because (in FL at least) it's a true line-caught fish with a very strict min/max size.

Was first made famous in NO by Paul K and his blackened redfish promptly became the gold standard.

It's delish, you just got really lucky finding it in a restaurant these days. 

If you wanna come catch 'em yo-own-damn-self I have a buddy down toward your fave stretch of the beach that will (in an wholly unlicensed and wink-wink-nudge-nudge charter) run your ass all around the bay chasing 'em.  He's also very likely to get you knee-walking drunk on scotch in the process.  If that's your thing.
This...is one of the more solid culinary and overall posts ever submitted on this site.  I'm on it.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


GH2001
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • Hot. Very hot.
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    21048
Re: What's For Dinner? And Other Random Musings.
Dothan has about 300 restaurants. Probably 280 of those are some sort of franchise.  Bottom line, it's hard to find a real chef in this town.  There are; however, 2-3 go-to places where you can guarantee yourself a serious culinary experience.  This weekend, Snagette and I hit one of them and I ordered something I've only tried one other time in my life, Redfish.  Surprising as much as I love seafood, but I guess it's just not a common menu item, especially not around here.  But this place had blackened Redfish so I ordered that with smashed garlic potatoes and sautéed spinach.  GAWT.....DAMN!!!  Jizz-worthy to say the least.

I don't recall much about the first time I tried it but that piece of Redfish was good enough for Jehovah. A little drier, flakier fish.  Anyone had much of teh Redfishes?
And I'm proud that one of those 3 is the Chow King. Top notch Guatemalans back there on that on demand hibachi grill. 
WDE


GH2001
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • Hot. Very hot.
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    21048
Re: What's For Dinner? And Other Random Musings.
It's tough to find because (in FL at least) it's a true line-caught fish with a very strict min/max size.

Was first made famous in NO by Paul K and his blackened redfish promptly became the gold standard.

It's delish, you just got really lucky finding it in a restaurant these days. 

If you wanna come catch 'em yo-own-damn-self I have a buddy down toward your fave stretch of the beach that will (in an wholly unlicensed and wink-wink-nudge-nudge charter) run your ass all around the bay chasing 'em.  He's also very likely to get you knee-walking drunk on scotch in the process.  If that's your thing.
Caught a shoot load of them last time out on the bay. They are very good. Still have some in the freezer. I know I know cardinal sin freezing em. 
WDE


chityeah
  • Senior
  • ****
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    614
Re: What's For Dinner? And Other Random Musings.
My favorite pub and eats place here on Pensacola Beach serves it when grouper is gone. They do all the regular cooking. My favorite is the red fish bites. Lightly breaded and fried with a basket of tater tots covered in cheese, bacon bits and jalepenos. Washes down great with fine burbunz. Minus the dcp.


Snaggletiger
  • Brother X
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • My Fighting Pearls
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    39427
Re: What's For Dinner? And Other Random Musings.
My favorite pub and eats place here on Pensacola Beach serves it when grouper is gone. They do all the regular cooking. My favorite is the red fish bites. Lightly breaded and fried with a basket of tater tots covered in cheese, bacon bits and jalepenos. Washes down great with fine burbunz. Minus the dcp.
I read your post slowly, getting lathered up with each successive culinary description.  I was worked up to the edge of mind blowing food orgasm....then your last 3 words translated into, "I'm on my period."

Damn your teasing ways.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


chityeah
  • Senior
  • ****
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    614
Re: What's For Dinner? And Other Random Musings.
I read your post slowly, getting lathered up with each successive culinary description.  I was worked up to the edge of mind blowing food orgasm....then your last 3 words translated into, "I'm on my period."

Damn your teasing ways.
Ummmm....fudge georgia?


Snaggletiger
  • Brother X
  • Board of Trustees
  • *
  • My Fighting Pearls
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    39427
Re: What's For Dinner? And Other Random Musings.
Ummmm....fudge georgia?
Okay, all is forgiven.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


chityeah
  • Senior
  • ****
  • Status:
    Offline
    Posts:
    614
Re: What's For Dinner? And Other Random Musings.
Okay, all is forgiven.
But I did fudge Georgia. She was the first ex wife... Okay I didn't fudge her. Everybody else did tho.