A Culinary Celebration of the South’s Favorite Fish Mulletheads unite! Grif Griffin is simply enamored of Mugil cephalus, the striped or black mullet. "A pecan with fins," he calls it. And he’s compiled here over 80 recipes to celebrate this bullet-headed silvery delicacy. Whether you prefer yours fried, baked, microcooked, broiled, grilled, or smoked, you’ll find here a mullet recipe to suit your every whim. From the traditional — Dixie Fried Mullet and Bubba’s Barbecue Mullet to the international — Mullet Italiano, Sweet & Sour Mullet to the wholly inventive — Mullet Apple Turbans, the Mysterious Magical Mullet Loaf, and the Sea Dog Sandwich Grif delights every palate with recipes that are simple, healthy, and — most importantly — do justice to this gastronomic gift from the sea. Scattered throughout are mullet-friendly sides and sauces, and there’s even a chapter on Other Great Southern Seafood, just in case the mullet aren’t jumping. In addition, you get a wealth of insight on the health benefits of mullet, on the history and economics of the mullet trade, and on where to get a good cast net to catch your own "Mr. Mugil" or what to look for if you haul in your fish at the local supermarket.