Smoked Tomato Drum

Posted on July 15, 2015 by Anne Milneck | 4 comments

As beautiful and it is delicious, this smoked tomato drum recipe is sure to impress your family and friends. The Smoked Tomato Blend creates a rich smoky flavor that combines zesty tomato, aromatic onion and garlic to create a completely unique combination of flavors.


4-4oz Drum Filets


2 tsp Roasted Garlic Granules

4 Tbl Smoked Tomato Blend

Mushroom & Sage Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 medium tomato, diced

1/2 bell pepper, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup white wine

1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock

2 Tbl cold butter cut into 5 pieces


Season the drum filets on both sides with salt, Roasted Garlic Granules and Smoked Tomato Blend. Heat the Mushroom & Sage Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Saute the drum filets until the flesh around the edges begins to turn white and the fish begins to feel firm to the touch--about 4 minutes. Turn and reduce the heat to low.  Continue cooking until the fish is completely cooked through--about 4 minutes.

Move the fish to a plate. Increase the heat to medium and add the tomatoes, bell pepper and garlic and saute until they begin to soften--about 2 minutes. Add the white wine and stock. Bring to a simmer and reduce just a bit. Add a bit of butter and swirl the pan to melt. Continue adding the bits of butter until they're all incorporated. Taste the sauce and adjust with salt and pepper. Ladle the sauce into shallow soup bowls and place a filet of fish on top. Serve with crusty bread for soaking up the sauce.

What's your favorite way to season and cook Drum? Let us know in the comments!



4 Responses


April 05, 2016

Glad to hear it turned out well. It’s one of my favorites! Good to hear from you!

Sherryl Thompson
Sherryl Thompson

April 01, 2016

I tried this receipt on some drum my husband caught. WOW what a great meal it was. Thank you so much Ann for posting this receipt. I will try it on redfish and speckle trout as well. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Anne Milneck
Anne Milneck

February 21, 2016

I find it regularly at Calandro’s and Tony’s Seafood. I do call first, but rarely is it out of stock. Hope this helps!

Lori Layman
Lori Layman

February 19, 2016

Where do you find drum in BR? I always see it on menus in restaurants, but never see it in grocery store seafood markets for purchase.

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