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Four Star Fried Kingfish “Balls”

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Everone love to catch kingfish but with it strong flavor only a few people actually enjoy eating it.  This recipe will reignite your love for the King Mackerel.

Start with 2-3lbs skinless Kingfish fillets then cut the fillet into 1 inch cubes “Balls”. 

Prepair marinade:

1 cup buttermilk

1-3 tsp Habinero Tabasco (Go hotter than you would typically think as the buttermilk significantly mellows the heat)

Marinade the Kingfish balls in a coveed glass or plastic bowl for at least 1 hour in the fridge.

Prepare “Breading”:

1 cup bisquick biscuit mix

1-2 tbsp Tony Chachere’s seasoning

Bread the fish:

Fry in  oil at 375 degrees (use peanut oil if available or vegitable oil)

King Mackerel Warning from Texas parks and wildlife:

  • King mackerel greater than 43 inches in total length should not be consumed.
  • For king mackerel 37 to 43 inches in total length:
    • Adults should limit consumption to no more than one, 8-ounce meal per week.
    • Women of child-bearing age and children should limit consumption to not more than one, 8-ounce meal per month.
  • King mackerel less than 37 inches in total length are safe for unrestricted consumption.
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