Fish Recipes

Crappie Tostada

This festive dish has plenty of flavor and texture. Teamed with a Cuervo Gold margarita (shaken, not blended) or a frosty-cold Mexican beer, this is a great warm weather meal. The choice of fish is entirely up to you, but I’m a crappie fan.

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Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salsa for Fish

You grill the corn, not the black beans. This recipe is perfect for grilled firm-fleshed fish. It’s best prepared during the summer when local sweet corn is fresh and, if you can get some, homegrown tomatoes have been vine-ripened. This is also great as a side dish!

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Poached Trout with Green Chili Grits

If you watched the episode, “the New South” on Sportsman Channel, you would have seen me actually eat this dish in the episode – and I never do that – but the grits are THAT good. Catch full-length episodes of many of my past shows on my YouTube channel and subscribe!  

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Beer Poached Halibut with Parmesan Cream Sauce

Poaching is a great way to keep cooked fish moist and flavorful. Food is gently cooked in liquid just below the boiling point. You can poach fish in a covered pan on the stovetop or in the oven as in this recipe. I’ve used this recipe with whole dressed fish and fillets of halibut and…

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Miguel Valdez makes Brown Butter for Fish

Learn How to Make Brown Butter – Perfect for Fish!

One of San Diego’s top chefs, Miguel Valdez, shows how to make brown butter, a perfect accompaniment for just-cooked fish from Catalina Offshore Products on The Sporting Chef TV show.

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Honey Orange Stir-Fried Fish

Needless to say, you have to be a little careful when you stir-fry fish, especially the flaky varieties. How you cut your fish prior to stir-frying depends on the fish. If you plan on using light, flaky fish like halibut or sea bass, use larger pieces. Chances are good that they’re going to break up…

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Smoked Salmon Mac ‘N Cheese

When the air starts to turn chilly, we seek out comfort foods – and nothing says “comfort” quite like Mac & Cheese. My version includes a little more ‘good for you food’ with the salmon addition – all baked in a Camp Chef cast iron skillet.

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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (Coctel de Camarones)

From the “Bottom Feeders” episode on Sportsman Channel. Try this spicy cocktail to wow your family or guests at your next shin-dig. Visit the Hispanic section of your local grocer to find the sauces and orange soda used in this recipe.

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fillet fish

How to Fillet a Fish

I’m filleting a 30-kb Yellowtail from Catalina Offshore Products. A sharp knife is imperative! Check out Work Sharp’s line of sharpeners for a variety of tools to keep your knives sharp. Oh, and if you are filleting the fish and it smells bad, don’t eat it. [youtube width=”600″ height=”400″ video_id=”hEajLTDO5CU”]

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