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Baked Croaker with Cracked Peanuts

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“A friend gave me a croaker he caught in the Chesapeake Bay on his vacation. Never had the pleasure of eating croaker before. I've learned it's a sweet tasting bottom-feeder fish (from up north!) Other than cleaning it, the recipe is soooo simple and awesome tasting! The fish flakes right away from the bone, doesn't have a strong fish taste, and tastes incredible! Makes me want to go fishing up north so I can get "a whole mess of 'em"!!”

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  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Place a baking pan in the oven large enough for the amount of fish you are going to bake.
  3. Clean the croaker leaving in the center bone strip.
  4. Coat fish with oil.
  5. Finely chop peanuts and toast to make bread crumbs.
  6. Roll the oiled fish in the bread crumb/peanut mixture, sprinkle with pepper.
  7. Put fish on pan and cook at the high temperature for only 10 minutes.

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