Spring is right around the corner (we hope), which brings thoughts of Spring Fishing Season.
Trout & Panfish.
Panfish (Bluegill, Perch, Rock Bass) spawn in May and early June, that is when they are the most active.
My favorite fish to catch are panfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed, red ear).
I was taught at a young age how to catch, filet and cook these delicate tasty filets.
Below is a simple recipe that can be altered in many ways to your own liking and that I use throughout the year with freshwater & saltwater varieties.
Panko Crusted Panfish
1 pound filets, no bones
1 – 2 cups panko bread crumbs
1 T dried parsley
2 tsps. garlic powder
Few grinds of salt and pepper
Combine all dry ingredients in a shallow dish.
Add filets to crumb mixture, press and coat.
Add olive oil to sauté pan over medium heat.
Add coated filets, cook for 1 or 2 minutes per side.
Lay filets on paper towels to drain.
Serve as a sandwich or plate with a starch & veggies.