Easy Fish Recipes
featured here are from fishermen for fishermen with common
ingredients found in most peoples homes, not fancy fish recipes with stuff
you don't have on hand, requiring a lengthy trip to the market to buy.
Capt. John's Potato & Cheese Fish Nuggets
an easy and non-messy way to prepare boneless fish in small pieces with
a light crispy coating that works with all fish that you plan on
frying. This is a delightful way to prepare your favorite type of
fish and works wonders on Steelhead, Salmon, Walleyes, Perch and all
kinds of pan fish.
This recipe is
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I fish in the Gulf of Mexico, salt water fish have a fair amount of oil content. Grilling fish has been my method of dealing with fish oil. I marinate the fish in a zip-lock bag for 4 to 6 hrs.
The marinade: consist of a cup and a half Italian salad dressing, 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 2 finely chopped Jalapeno peppers. Remove the fish from the marinade and dust it with Old Bay seasoning and grill till fish flakes.
My favorite way to cook flounder (which would be similar to perch) is on the smoker. Slow cooking in foil pouches, lay fillet on foil, cover fillet with onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to taste. Fold foil in to pouch with a pat of butter to top off the fillet, and cook on the smoker for about 45 to 60 minutes.
Boiled fish: Cut several pieces of fish about the size of an ice cube, boil about 6 to 8 min in crab boil ( I recommend Zatarain's ) drain and serve with thousand island salad dressing as a dip. I add fish roe, bell pepper, and onion to my hushpuppy batter for a richer full flavor. These recipes have worked for me many years. If they sound a little of the wall they probably did to me the first time.
Grilling footnote: If you have a large fish that when you remove the tenderloin it is about 2" or larger in diameter cut crossways about the thickness of a strip of bacon, wrap the fish with bacon and place on skewer and cook bacon side down until bacon is almost done then cook flat long enough to make grill marks. I usually top with a tomato salad dressing to add a little sweetness. These are my favorites for Mackerel, snapper, ling, speckled trout, and flounder.
These recipes are from:
Oysters (opened in shell)
you say walleyes? What a great fish to simply fillet and deep fry
in a puff batter. Few people get to enjoy them ... can't wait
until they are running again!
Salt fillet with
table salt or seasoned salt, brush or sprinkle
1 can (7 3/4 oz) salmon 1 pack (8
oz) cream cheese softened
Cut up salmon into
small 1 inch or smaller chunks
Use 1 cup Kosher salt
First thing is to purchase a fish cooker to make this work properly, after that there is nothing to it. Make sure the pot is 36 to 46 quarts. The basket come with the pot. Your best bet is to purchase one is in the Cabela's book or from a sporting goods store in your area.
1. Fill the pot with water leave about 6 to 8 inches from the top. Make sure when your burner is on it's on high it should sound like a cutting torch. After the water is boiling go on to the next step.
2. Add redskin potatoes to your liking let them boil for around 15 to 20 minutes check with a fork (amount depends on cooker). Don't remove potatoes.
3. Add your small yellow onions also to your liking let them boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Don't remove the onions. You may also add beer to this recipe at any time (amount depends on how much you like onions).
4. After the onions have been cooking for about 10 minutes, add about 2 to 3 pounds of fresh filleted, skinless Salmon, Trout or mix them. Add about a half cup of table salt or a maybe little more. The salt varies with the amount of fish you use.
5. Turn off the burner pull out the basket and empty it into a deep cake pan after a thorough draining. Make sure you have melted butter to put over the top of every thing. Be careful of the bones.
6. Enjoy, what can be called the "Poor Man's Lobster."
Let me know what you think or if you have any questions E-mail me at Proteam@webtv.net or call evenings (231) 723-8032 Enjoy!!!
Capt. Mark Pefley "Sunrise
Sport Fishing Team"
Hi Captain John!!
Many thanks for another memorable afternoon of fishing. Your website is everything you said and more!!!! Great job; very informative! Keep up the good work--we'll visit the site often.
Photos are super! Great added touch!
Quick recipe for salmon copied from Canadian Showcase at Epcot Center in Disney World.
Take one skinned salmon filet that has been marinated with one-half cup bourbon and one/half cup real maple syrup for 10 minutes. Either bake on a cedar plank (get one at a Home Improvement Store like Home Depot) that has been oiled with salad oil or barbeque at medium heat on a grill. If you bake on a cedar plank, heat the plank in the oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. It is best to put the plank on a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Bake for about 20 minutes. Baste frequently with bourbon/maple syrup sauce from marinade. Delicious!