Photo: joshbousel, Flickr
Here's a little "striper" trivia: these big boys can reach a weight of 100 pounds (although most never get larger than 50), and can live up to 40 years. It's actually the big girls that pull in the weight -- female striped bass pack on more pounds than the males. I'm not recommending you throw a three-stone-strong fish on the grill, but it's nice to know they're out there, taunting fishermen with their heft.
Blogger Josh at the Meatwave prepares his striped bass steaks with a spice rub, then grills them and serves the fish with a tomato salsa (get the recipe here). Without the rub, though, fresh-caught striped bass are perfect (try this recipe for grilled bass with lemon and herbs). And it's a sustainable choice -- stocks have been managed so that the population is fairly healthy.
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