Virginia is home to hundreds of lakes and thousands of miles of streams, including some of the best fishing waters in the United States. From vast upland reservoirs in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, we have the chance to catch a wide variety of fish.
This time of year brings one of our family favorites from the rods to our table. Striped bass, otherwise known by the locals as rockfish or striper, is abundant this time of year. Local fishermen say that the cooler days are perfect for catching. So when the water temperatures start dipping down, get your rods ready.
If you’re a lucky fisherman and find yourself with cooler of fresh fish, don’t miss the opportunity to cook it up like a true southerner. The most popular striped bass recipe in around here is your good ole traditional fish fry. With a fine selection of ingredients and special mix of Bay spices, Byrd Mill’s Ware River Seafood Breader is the perfect choice for deep-frying your fresh catch.
BYRD MILL’S EASY STRIPER SEASON FISH FRY:
1. Filet your fresh fish.
2. Heat oil in deep fryer to 350°F.
3. Pour Byrd Mill’s Ware River Seafood Breader into a large bowl.
4. In a separate bowl, crack 2 eggs and stir.
5. Dip fish filets in the egg mixture.
6. Shake fish around in the bowl of Seafood Breader to coat well.
7. Place the fish into the hot oil and cook until light golden brown.
8. Drain on paper towels, then serve.