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Fish Recipes You’ll Love – Part III

Fish Recipes

Fish is one of those things that everyone wants to eat more of but is reluctant to cook at home.

These are easy recipes that you and your guests will love. Since fish is so popular, we’ve decided to address those swimming sources of protein in a 3 part series.

(Click HERE to see Part I)

(Click HERE to see Part II)

Florida Fish Dip

We were diving in key west a few years ago and it was absolutely beautiful, but after 4 hrs and a jellyfish sting, we were starving. We went to a tiny shack nearby the dive site and everyone ordered instantly. Sensing our ravenous condition, the hostess sent over a smoked fish dip while we waited. It was amazing. Initially, we chalked it up to the fact that we were so hungry but we’ve made it since for friends just lounging by the pool all day. It disappears in minutes every time. 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb smoked white fish
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp cream
  • 2Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp grated onion
  • 1/2 stalk celery chopped

Cooking Instructions/Preparation

  1. Use a food processor to mince the fish. Make sure that the bones have been removed. Use the pulse setting
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth
  3. Refrigerate for 2 hrs and serve.

Sautéed Asian Sea Bass

One day we were in a pinch. Out of nowhere, we had been recruited to serve a dinner for 6. We ran to the fish market and returned to stick it in the fridge before heading to the wine store. When we saw the time, we nearly flipped. No time for the super market. We threw together what we had in the house, called it a marinade, crossed our fingers and went to the liquor store. We found some Japanese rice in the pantry and decided to wing it. It was one of the best dishes ever. 

Ingredients

  • 6 Chilean sea bass fillets 6 oz each
  • About 3 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 inch piece of ginger peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced thin
  • 3 fresh chili peppers seeded and sliced thin
  • 1 bunch of scallions sliced lengthwise
  • 1-2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp honey

Cooking Instructions/Preparation

  1. Slice the skin of the fillets 3 times each
  2. Mix the other ingredients together
  3. Marinade the fish in the mixture for 1 hr
  4. Spray a skillet with oil
  5. Shake solid pieces off of the fillets and sauté about 3 min per side. Until almost cooked through. If you left the skin on sauté a little longer on the skin side so that it gets crisp
  6. Remove fish
  7. Add marinade and heat on med/ high for 2 min. Stir constantly
  8. Reduce heat to med/ low
  9. Add fish and cook through about 1-2 min
  10. Remove fish
  11. Pour sauce on top and serve with rice.

Japanese Breakfast With Salmon

We first tried this in a hotel in LA. It was served in a bento box. A combination of a few slices of a Japanese omelet, a small bowl of miso soup, salmon and a small dish of rice. There were some pickled vegetables too but we do not like those… at all. Apart from those little buggers, it was our favorite breakfast ever. 

Ingredients

  • Japanese rice
  • 2 4-5 oz salmon fillets
  • 1 inch piece ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • Miso soup- there are pretty good options available in powdered form at places like whole foods

Tamagotchi  (Japanese omelette)

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • Oil to cook

Cooking Instructions/Preparation

Japanese Rice

  1. Follow directions on the package
  2. Start this first. It takes at least 30 min

Salmon

  1. Set oven to 425
  2. And fill grill pan with water
  3. Marinate the fillets for 15 min
  4. Place the fillets on a grilling rack above the water and cook for about 5 min per side. Check to make sure they are cooked through

Tamagotchi (Japanese omelette)

  1. Beat the eggs with the sugar and soy in a bowl
  2. Heat the skillet with a small amount of oil
  3. Add the egg mixture and stir it a little until it begins to set
  4. When it’s half way cooked, like an omelet, fold it in half
  5. Fold the corners toward the center so it looks like a little package
  6. Flip it over
  7. Cook for 2 min
  8. Slice and serve

Next up… Cucumbers: the Surprise Wonder Food – a 3 Part Series. You will not believe the benefits.

Enjoy your fish!

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