Perch

Fish Recipes

White Perch (Morone americana)

Perch is a small fish, common in Florida waters. It has a tough lower jaw area and there is a limited amount of space between the vent and jaw for gutting. The easiest approach is to cut off the head and then to gut the fish.

Perch

Perch.

Smoked Perch

Scale the fish. Cut off the head, split the belly from the vent until the hard bony structure of the jaw. Remove the entrails.
Wash the cavity and the fish.
Brine for 5 minutes in 80° brine. (Add 2.2 lbs of salt to 1 gallon of water. This makes 80 degrees brine). Wash and drain.
Dry the fish for 60 minutes in a preheated to 100° F (38° C) smokehouse.
Smoke for 60 minutes at 185° F (85° C). Switch off the heat and smoke for 30 minutes more.

Perch

Perch.

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