What do I do with these?
Bait for red fish :)
I have fried some fillets that were pretty good. Hard to catch one big enough to fellet though.
If I have the rare opportunity to cook just caught fish like this, simple is best for me since it doesn't happen often enough. If this is your case, you may want to just coat your fish in well seasoned flour and fry. Serve with wedges of lemon and enjoy.
If you want something more involved, do the above but make a sauce of some sort to top it. Garlic, ginger, hot peppers and cilantro sizzled in a little oil, or butter, lemon juice, parsley, capers and a bit of dijon mustard. Pour the sizzling sauce on the fish just before serving.
In Korea, we salt them and then broil or grill them. Have the salty fish with some rice, banchan, and a light soup. Healthy and well-rounded meal.