Great Bluefish recipes?
- steinpilz Jan 7, 2008 03:27 PM
I've got a bluefish filet to cook, my goto recipe for bluefish has been to bake the filets with a mayo-mustard sauce on top -- but I've done this for years and want to try something different. I'd greatly appreciate hearing any good bluefish recipes that you 'hounds might have. Thanks.
Totally agree. Great recipe. A variation on the same theme from James Peterson is to place the fillets on top of partially baked potatoes and scatter coarsely chopped peeled, seeded tomatoes and pitted and coarsely chopped brine-cured olives around the fish. Whole meal in a dish. I often make this with striped bass and red snapper as well.
Our family tradition is to bake it with rough cut tomatoes, bacon, and lots of parsley. A bit of lemon at the end brings it together, Just smear the fillet with the bacon mixture and by the time the fish is done, the bacon is too and it all blends together. My great grandfather made it this way.
I rub them with this spice rub which is actually my pork rib spice rub:
4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon toasted and ground cumin
Then I turn my grill into a smoker and cook for several hours. As others said, poaching or steaming brings out the strong oily taste so bluefish is best when cooked as dry as possible.