Mar 18, 2015

Spring Fish Fry {Fried Lemon Garlic Fish}

I think it's safe to say...
it's Spring.

And before all you ice scraping, snow-bound peeps get jealous, know that Spring down here only lasts approximately 2 weeks and 3 days.

Then we're smacked in the face with summer for at least 7 months.
Give or take.

Spring means lots of seafood caught in waters that are warming up and lots of seafood being bought because of meatless Fridays during Lent.

A Friday fish fry is a common thing.
Fried Lemon Garlic Fish | Ms. enPlace

Now, I'll be the first in line to load up a plate of just out the fryer fish and some homemade tartar sauce.  A classic is a classic for a reason.
Fried Lemon Garlic Fish | Ms. enPlace

But sometimes a little unexpected is good too.
Fried Lemon Garlic Fish | Ms. enPlace

Like fried fish marinated and topped with a lemon garlic sauce.
Fried Lemon Garlic Fish | Ms. enPlace

Featured at:
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

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Fried Lemon Garlic Fish

1 lb white flesh fish fillets (catfish, perch, speckled trout)

1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 2 lemons
1 Tbsp chopped green onion
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Tony's Creole Seasoning

For frying:
4 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp Tony's Creole Seasoning

Make the marinade.  Hold back about 3 Tbsp in a small bowl.  Place the remaining marinade in a shallow pie plate of dish.  Add the fish fillets and turn to coat.  Cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Heat the butter and vegetable oil in a frying pan.
Combine the cornmeal, flour, and Creole seasoning in a shallow container.  Dredge the fillets in the mixture.  When the butter/olive oil is hot, add the fish and pan fry on each side for about 4 minutes, or until golden.

Place the fillets on a platter and drizzle with the reserved marinade.

More fish...
Perch Spaghetti
Pecan Crusted Trout w/ Lemon Butter Crab
Roasted Okra & Tomato Topped Blackened Catfish

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  1. Looks delicious! Michelle, I can't wait to try that lemon garlic marinade. When I was in college I stayed with a friend at her grandmother's to cram for an exam. She served us some thing very similar with lots of green onions. I mourned the fact I never got the recipe. Thanks for yours it looks amazing!

  2. Spring!! Sorry, can't help it, I am jealous :) This fish with lemon and garlic sounds delicious! Pinning to try.

    1. Hi Michelle, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!

  3. It's not me, but on our holiday's meal (coming soon) it would be perfect
    The lemon-garlic marinade sounds very tasty!

  4. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  5. This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

  6. Your Spring Fish Fry reminds me of fishing trips with my late Dad back when I was a little girl, Michelle. Your recipe sounds delicious - a bit spicier than his, but I think now I'm older I'd love your recipe :-) I quite like the idea of a 7 month summer - ours only lasts about 5 minutes in the UK ;-) Spring is nice though! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning your recipe!


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