Fish Recipes

Jake’s First Halibut

July 11, 2005 – Santa Cruz, CA Eight year old Jake Leysath landed his first halibut today, a 21-pounder, after an exhausting morning of fishing off the coast of Northern California. Using fresh anchovies and the skill of a seasoned fisherman, Jake boated the beauty after nearly 10 minutes of a hard-fought battle. Print Recipe…

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Fish Lettuce Wraps

Until lettuce wraps made a big splash on the culinary scene (thanks to P.F. Chang’s restaurants), iceberg lettuce had fallen out of favor. Oh sure, you’d still see the occasional Lettuce Wedge with Blue Cheese and Bacon salad or the ubiquitous “salad mix” at restaurants, complete with shredded carrots and red cabbage, but that’s about…

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Grilled Spiny Lobster with Tomato Basil Butter

Nothing messes up a delicious lobster more than an overpowering recipe that covers up the mild flavors of the meat. It’s imperative that you cook and eat your lobsters at their freshest, not frozenest. Once they die, the meat degenerates and bacteria grows quickly. Whack ‘em on the back of the head or place the…

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Grilled Yellowtail with Jalapeno Jelly Glaze

Here’s a recipe that’s so easy, you’ll use it over and over. Great in a pinch when you want something that’s fast and delicious. Rubbing it in olive oil and sprinkling with salt and pepper helps to enhance the flavor of the fish. Print Recipe Grilled Yellowtail with Jalapeno Jelly Glaze Ingredients4 6 – 8…

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Grilled Yellowtail with Spicy Peppercorn Oil

This Spicy Peppercorn Oil is best made a day ahead, so plan accordingly. In a pinch, you can make a fast batch and just slap it on your fish, but it’s mo’ betta after a day or two. It really brings out the flavor of the fish. Print Recipe Grilled Yellowtail with Spicy Peppercorn Oil…

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Halibut with Herb and Chive Oil

Fresh halibut is on my Top Ten list of favorite fish, especially the smaller “local” variety from California. This blended oil will complement any fish, even if you do insist on overcooking it. You can prepare the fish any way you please – grill, broil, sauté, bake or pan-sear. When not grilling the fish, I…

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Blackened Fish Sandwich

Paul Prudhomme, the legendary New Orleans chef, is generally credited with bringing blackened fish to the American culinary forefront. Although not as popular now as a when first introduced, blackened food is still a crowd pleaser. The secret is to use an extremely hot skillet, preferably well-seasoned cast iron and to cook the fish outdoors.…

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Broiled Fish with Roasted Garlic Sauce

This recipe works well with just about any type of fish, but I use it most often with striped bass and halibut. In addition to broiling, the fish can be cooked over smoky barbecue coals or in a sauté pan with some butter and white wine. The recipe calls for fillets, but smaller whole or…

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Dorado El Dorado

This low-fat dish is brilliantly colored and bursting with the assertive flavors of Baja, Mexico. The fish is a great fighter with firm, slightly sweet and moist flesh. The skin should be removed before cooking. Print Recipe Dorado El Dorado Ingredients4 6 ounce dorado filletsjuice of 1 lemonjuice of 1 lime1/4 teaspoon ground cumin1/8 teaspoon…

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