MEDIUM BRINY FLAVOR. DELICATE WHITE MEAT.
AVAILABLE November through March
LANDED AT Wanchese, NC
CATCH METHOD Drop net
A GREAT SOURCE OF omega-3s
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The name of this fish, Atlantic croaker, makes sense as soon as you hear one. By vibrating the muscles around their swim bladder croaker can literally croak. Their close relatives red drum, black drum, and speckled sea trout can do this as well.
Eating croaker is a hands on experience. Because of their small size, they are most often cooked whole. The meat has delicate flakes and a moderate, briny flavor. It is a bony fish – so not the best for first dates. Grab your good friends, a handful of napkins and dig in.
Bake, Deep-fry, Sautée
Whole fish freeze well