What I do is start out with a Red donated by my freind Benny;
Clean the fish and keep on ice. I use this recipe for the seasoning but comertial seasonings will work;
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne
Melt butter and place in dish. dredge cold fish in melted butter and place on wax paper. The butter will gel. Sprinkle the fish with seasonings liberally.
next ya need to heat an iron skillet on a burner outside. The smoke generated from this method prevents ya from cooking inside. Heat the skillet till it turns white.
Place the fish into skillet and cook on both sides for a few minutes. This burnes the spices and flavors the meat with smoke while searing the outside trapping the juices inside.
I finish the dish off with a butter sauce;
Sliced green oinions
Tonight I fried some green tomatos and steamed some asparagus.
I've also used this method on rockfish, catfish, and black drum. ENJOY......................