In the Wild with Greg Wagner

CAN’T BEAT THE SUPER BOWL DRUM by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
February 3, 2010, 12:42 pm
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The Wagner family is looking forward to enjoying our Super Bowl party on Sunday in a huge way by serving up some blackened freshwater drum to our guests!  Sound good? Oh yeah.

Hey, we caught a bunch of drum this past summer in the lower Elkhorn River near Waterloo (where they are abundant), filleted them and then froze them in water.

We’re New Orleans Saints fans, so what better food to provide to our guests at the party, than Cajun blackened drum fillets, eh?

Well, I thought I’d share the recipe with you that we tried last night on a trial run. Wow, was it good, I’m tellin’ ya’! Try it this spring or summer with the freshwater drum that you catch in Nebraska waters. Here it is:


Freshwater Drum Fillets, 3/4 to 1-inch thick


1 tablespoon Paprika, 2 tablespoons Salt, 1 teaspoon Onion powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic powder, 1 teaspoon Red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon White pepper, 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon Thyme, 1/2 teaspoon Oregano, 1 tablespoon Parsley


Mix above dry ingredients in a bowl. Dip the drum fillets in melted sweet cream butter and sprinkle with the seasoning mixture, then drop into very hot cast iron skillet. Cooking time is only 3 – 4 minutes per side; thinner fillets require less time. A tablespoon of butter may be added to the skillet just before the seasoned fish to prevent sticking.

Source: Louisiana Conservationist.

See you out there, cheering on the Saints and putting freshwater drum on your stringers this spring and summer!



3 Comments so far
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Hi Greg

this sounds like a WINNER in more ways than one.

Good job…….

Comment by Mother

Hey Greg
What time is dinner?

Comment by Sue Clark

Let’s see … Dinner around kick off time about 5:30 p.m. CST (if the blackened drum lasts that long, ha!). Nice to hear from you, Sue!

“Wags” — Greg Wagner

Comment by Daryl Bauer

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