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      Sept. 12 Recipe

      GEORGE'S RECIPES FOR 9-12-2013

      NEW ORLEANS STYLE BLACKENED RED FISH

      INGREDIENTS

      Cajun Seasoning (available at The Fish Market)

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      1 tbsp. sweet paprika2 1/2 tsp. salt1 tsp. onion powder1 tsp. garlic powder1 tsp. cayenne 3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 3/4 tsp. freshly ground white pepper 1/2 tsp. dried thyme 1/2 tsp. dried oregano12 oz. butter, melted

      6 1/2"-thick 8-oz. skinless, boneless red red fish fillet

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      INSTRUCTIONS

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      BUFFALO FISH BITES

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      INGREDIENTS:

      1 1/2 lbs. red fish, cut into 2" or finger size chunks (our fish market can do this for you)

      1 C panko bread crumbs

      1 C your Louisiana {}fish fry

      Coarse Salt & Pepper to taste

      1/2 cup flour

      2-3 eggs, whisked

      Oil for frying

      Buffalo Sauce (you can use store bought or mix equal parts melted butter and your favorite hot sauce)

      2 C Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing

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      INSTRUCTIONS:

      1. Heat oil to 350
      2. Combine panko, fish fry, salt and pepper
      3. Toss fish in flour to coat
      4. Coat each piece in egg and then back into breading mixture
      5. Toss fish in panko/fish fry mixture
      6. Fry fish bites until golden and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes
      7. Have your hot sauce in a metal or glass bowl
      8. Drain fish, then toss in hot sauce and serve with dressing of your choice and celery

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