very versatile fish. holds up well to different methods of cooking, marinated in soy sauce and grilled with a side of wasabi is an excellent dish, made into fish cakes, battered fried, boil some cubed striper with a dash of sugar in the water, dip in melted butter. the list goes on and one.
You may find that bleeding them immediately after catching and then icing them down does wonders, that goes for just about any fish really.
Striper is a nice firm meat that holds its own and does not get all stringy flaky.....if you know what I am describing. Someone mentioned Seabass and fluke as better eating, it is a matter of taste really, add to that that striper fillets are much moe substantial than either of those 2 and you will quickly start to choose striper as the fish to eat. It is very hard to beat dolphin though.
Oh also, if you do sushi, you will learn very quickly that Fluke is much fishier than Striper when raw.
Crush up some pistachio nuts...coat the striper fillets with them and some salt and pepper...fry in peanut oil on each side just until the crust is brown and finish in a 300 degree oven until the fish is completely flakey.
I also find that smaller bass are much better eating than the big boys. I usually keep slot fish only for the table
Oh and here's another one (this is great with any fish...especially striper). Bread them in finely crushed, regular potato chips instead of flour or bread crumbs and then fry them. It's a heart attack on a plate but it's out of this world.
Striper meat is very good! Thick, white, flaky meat no matter the size of the fish, it's all good! Almost tastes like crab meat grilled or broiled w/ the right spices. Make sure you slice their throats ear to ear once boated, let them bleed out and put em right on ice. Cut out the red meat and the lateral line when you fillet and enjoy!
Bake fillets in white wine, butter, fresh lemon. Season with pepper to taste, oregano, parsley, basil. Lightly coat with bread crumbs then a layer of slice tomato and a layer of thinly sliced white onion. Un-freakin-believable. I've gotten marriage proposals after making this. On second thought, maybe you shouldn't make it.