Ideas for Bluefish?
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.
it takes really well to smoking if you want to do that on the stove top.
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 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.