Ideas for Bluefish?
- loratliff Jun 21, 2011 05:48 PM
I did a search and didn't find too much...
Anyway, bluefish is ridiculously cheap here right now so I told the boyfriend that he better get used to eating it! (Luckily for us, we both love fish—even the "fishy" ones.)
Does anyone have any creative ways for cooking it? I don't have a grill, so I'm basically limited to oven and stove top. Perhaps a fishcake of some kind?
The other night I wrapped it in bacon with a bit of thyme and broiled it and it was excellent, but I'd love to mix up the flavors some.
I would guess that a smoked bluefish dip would be as tasty as the dips with smoked mullet and amberjack I learned to like in Florida, with the similar oily, dark flesh? I was young, 30, when I left New England, but I always enjoyed the summer bluefish. Should be running about 3-4 pounds the first day of summer? Perfect eatin' size.
It's my favorite fish. I bake bluefish fillets on a bed of rice and/or seafood stuffing. Before baking, I top it with julienned vegetables mixed with teriyaki or soy sauce. The vegetables are usually onion/scallion, zucchini, red bell pepper, carrot, and yellow summer squash, but I have also done it with coleslaw (drained, then mixed with soy sauce).
I mix equal parts of mayonnaise and dijon mustard, slather on the top and bake it in a hot oven. Yum.
I love bluefish and I am glad it is so cheap so don't tell too many people. I made a really simple recipe tonight that worked really well. I rubbed two pieces with berbere, an Ethiopian spice mixture. I then seared them skin side down in ghee/oil mixture in a cast iron pan on medium high, flipped them and cooked until done (with a little help from a lid). Make sure the skin is fully crisp before flipping.
To serve I topped with a salsa verde I make a lot with cilantro, parsley, garlic, jalapeno, and lime juice.
Really worked well with such a strong flavored fish.