Several years ago, I was getting ready to fry up a batch of sunfish, and it occurred to me that the only way I ever cooked the fish I caught was by frying it. At the time, I had only ever fished in Minnesota, and all the fish I had caught over my lifetime had been either rolled in a cracker crumb breading or (on really special occasions) beer batter. I love fried fish, but I felt like I needed to branch out a little bit. One of the first things I tried on my own was a walleye curry with tropical fried rice, that has subce become one of my favorite recipes. It didn't take long before I was using local Minnesota fish in all sorts of different ways. I am always looking for a new approach to using freshwater fish, and have been adapting a lot of ocean fish recipes to work with our local Minnesota freshwater fish.