These small, silvery-green fish, known as smelts or rainbow smelt, are loaded with healthy nutrients and packed with flavor. We've dressed these ocean smelts for you, meaning the head, tail, and fins are removed, so they are ready to cook as soon as they arrive in your kitchen.
Smelts, if you've never tried them, are a small fish (mostly 6 inches or so in length), are a common fish in cold northern waters, and come from the Osmeridae family, which is closely related to salmon and trout. Our dressed ocean smelts are exceptionally easy to prepare and chock full of vitamins and minerals.
How do you prepare these smelts? For an easy and tasty meal, whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne in a bowl. Transfer your spiced flour to a plastic bag, shake the smelts inside the bag and flour until well coated, shake off excess and set your coated dressed ocean smelts onto a plate while heating oil in a cast iron pan and pan-fry in batches until golden and delicious.
Pan-fried is the best way to enjoy these tasty morsels of fish, bringing out their crisp, rich flavor. Our four pounds of dressed ocean smelts is an affordable option for a quick and easy seafood dinner that pairs perfectly with a fresh and cool salad of choice.
When it comes to food, whether it's traditional or unique meats and seafood, you can rely on Wholey's to have a wide array of delicious choices. For over a century, we've dedicated our passion and knowledge not only to delivering the freshest, highest-quality foods to customers around the country but to making meal time an exciting adventure of flavors once again. We're here for you when you need a mouth-watering taste you haven't had in ages or something new to try, like our dressed ocean smelts; we're here for you!
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