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Mariner's Menu

Mariner's Menu

August 11, 2022 | Vanda Lewis

another fresh seafood idea

In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt and pepper. In another dish, combine egg, milk and garlic. Dredge fish in flour mixture, shaking off excess. Dip the top sides of the fish in egg mixture, then coat it with pistachios. To adhere, press nuts gently. Place in pan and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add butter and allow to heat up. Sauté fish, nut sides down, until just golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Be careful not to burn nuts. Flip over and repeat. Remember that cooking times are an estimate. Always check before the recommended time is up.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor  MM2

Triggerfish get their name from the action of the spines in their dorsal fin. The secondspine “triggers” the first spine to relax. Triggerfish are shaped like a flattened football and have rough, sandpaper like skin.  They enjoy feeding on barnacles, crabs and other marine invertebrates.  Check out this Hook, Line & Science post about triggerfish response to hurricanes.

Erika Young, Coastal and Marine Education Specialist

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