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Crispy Fish Salad
2 pounds Florida mullet fillets
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon tarragon leaves
1/4 cup Florida lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons paprika
oil for frying salad vegetables

Cut fish into 4- to 5-inch strips; set aside. Combine vinegar, tarragon and lime juice in a flat-bottom container with a lid. Place fish strips in vinegar marinade. Close lid tightly and chill for 30 minutes. Combine salt, pepper, flour, cornmeal and paprika; mix well. Remove fish from marinade and dredge in flour mixture. Deep fry fish in hot oil at 375 degrees F for approximately 4-5 minutes or until fish is golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Place salad vegetables on plate and arrange fish on top. Serve with favorite dressing.

Yield: 6 servings

Per serving: calories 312, calories from fat 153, total fat 17g, saturated fat 4g, cholesterol 75mg, total carbohydrate 17g, protein 25g.

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