Mullet is one of the most underappreciated fish in the seafood industry! It is also one of the healthiest. High in Omega 3 fats that are good for your heart and circulatory system.
Most people associate mullet from seeing it sold on the side of the road out of a big black smoker. At road side stands, on your way to the island, you can get it packaged to go, rolled up in a newspaper. In fact, a local publication, the Islander has "More than just a mullet wrapper" as part of their tongue in cheek name. Smoked mullet is the familiar way people have tried this Cortez delicacy and don't get us wrong, it is delicious smoked. But we also want you to know more about Mullet. Call it our Mullet Mission if you want.
No matter if you have had mullet, always wanted to try it or have been on the fence, we encourage you to come in and try some of the best tasting fish you will ever have. We cook it several ways - smoked, of course, grilled, blackened, fried in our mullet platter with Bradley Store grits, hushpuppies and cole slaw as well as in our delicious fish dip with capers, onions, and crackers. Captain Anthony Manali has been getting us our mullet from the local gulf waters for years.
Mullet season starts in Late July as the fish fatten up in preparation for their breeding season and egg production. They stay fat until the end of the year. So take advantage of this local treasure and come in to try some. See what Ed Chiles has to say about Mullet in this video.