Both the Red Drum Fish & Black Drum Fish have similar flavors, but Red Drum has a finer texture and more tender flesh than the Black Drum. The smaller fish of both species tend to be sweeter and flakier.
Stock Footage of CU following black and red fish in kelp.
How it’s Prepared: In the 1980’s, Red Drum were a big catalyst in the rise of the blackened fish craze, and that’s still a popular preparation. Just make sure you’ve got all the proper equipment for blackening (and don’t forget to open your windows and turn on your ventilation system).
Redfish | Black And White Stripe Legging | HauteLook
What is it: You’ll hear most locals call this species “Redfish” thanks to its rusty tint, and the black spot on its tail is hard to miss. But the real treasure is on the inside. This cousin of the Black Drum is a firm, succulent fish with a mild, sweet flavor that’s ideal for blackening.
Black & Red Fish Dress - Camille and Company
Place the red fish onto the skillet meat side down to start and cook for 5 minutes. Carefully turn over fillet and continue to blacken until the fish is fully cooked.Fish were the single most important protein source for the coastal inhabitants of Texas from the Early Archaic to the Late Prehistoric periods. The freshwater rivers and brackish marshlands and bays provided a rich assortment, including catfish, redfish, or red drum, black drum, and Atlantic croaker. Fish were hunted using several strategies. Larger fish were harpooned with spears or shot with bows and arrows, and smaller fish were corralled into weirs or caught with nets made from fibrous plants. Evidence of fishing technologies have been found in a number of coastal archeological sites, including fishing hooks made from bone, net plummets made of stone, and net weights made of heavy oyster shells.