Pan Fried Lake Trout Recipe

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Fresh from the lake into the frying pan -This is a moist and delicious trout recipe.

The fishing was good here on Keweenaw Bay this week, producing a nice Lake Trout catch, so I decided to post this Pan Fried Lake Trout recipe. This fish coating browns nicely, has a nice crunch, and complements the fish flavor very well.

This recipe works well for either Lake Trout or Salmon.

If you want a little bit of a change from your regular fish coating recipe give this one a try. Enjoy

Pan Fried Lake Trout Recipe
 
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  • 4 -6 Lake trout fillets (depending on size)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup saltine crackers (crushed – about ½ package)
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • ½ cup milk
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Lemon wedges (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a shallow bowl (I like to use a pie dish)whisk together the Parmesan cheese, crackers, garlic salt, cornmeal, and black pepper. In a medium size bowl mix together the eggs and milk until well combined.
  2. Pat fish dry with paper toweling, dip fish in the milk mixture, and then roll them in the dry mixture pressing lightly to coat.
  3. Cook fish in a large skillet using the oil over medium high heat until fish is nicely browned on both sides and separates easily with a fork (about 5-7 minutes per side).
  4. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

 

Cajun Fried Pan fish Fillets Recipe

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For whatever the reason, it has been another really good fishing year for me here in upper Michigan. The pan fish have been biting really well and each trip has produced a good number of fish. This has given me the chance to try a number of fish coating recipes. I think this Cajun Fried Pan fish Fillets Recipe is one of the better ones. The combination of seasoning is just right, and doesn’t over power the taste of the fish.
For this recipe I used crappie fillets, but perch, or bluegills, will work just as well. This is a simple and quick recipe to put together, and doesn’t require a lot of prep time. I deep fried the fish with oil in a cast iron pan but you could also use a deep fryer.
The next time you have some pan fish on hand give this Cajun Fried Pan fish Fillets Recipe a try; it’s really good.

Cajun Fried Pan fish Fillets Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound pan fish fillets
  • ⅓ cup yellow corn meal
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Rinse fish fillets and pat dry with paper toweling (remove skin – optional)
  2. Place ½ cup flour in a shallow dish such as a pie plate. In another shallow dish whisk together the corn meal, 1 cup flour, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, parsley flakes, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the milk and egg.
  4. Roll each fillet in the flour, dip in the egg mixture, and then in the cornmeal mixture to finish coating; set aside on a plate.
  5. Cook fish in batches - deep fryer at 375F, or in a large skillet over medium high heat until golden brown on both sides. (My favorite is a cast iron skillet for this)
  6. Place fillets on a plate lined with paper toweling to catch any excess oil.

Adapted from allfishingbuy.com

Fish Veracruz Recipe

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In an attempt to keep things on the healthy side I decided to put this Fish Veracruz Recipe on the supper menu for Friday. This recipe is high on protein and low on saturated fat.

This recipe surprised me; it was a lot better tasting then I thought it was going to be. I used mild salsa in this recipe because I though the spicier salsa would over power the fish. For the fish I decided to use Tilapia, because of its mild flavor and usually low price, which worked out really well. Most of the seasoning for the recipe comes from the salsa which will have a major impact on how the dish is seasoned. (I used Chi Chi mild chunky style salsa) Use your favorite brand of chunky style salsa, and it should work out fine. The salsa also goes real good over baked potatoes which make an ideal side to serve with this dish. I listed the lime slices and cilantro as optional because my wife and I thought the dish was really good without these 2 ingredients that are added at the end of the recipe.

If you are looking for a health conscious dish to put on the supper table give this Fish Veracruz Recipe a try; it’s really good. Enjoy

Fish Veracruz Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 pound white fish fillets (Tilapia, halibut, cod, Pollock)
  • ¼ cup lime juice (I used 2 large limes one for the juice and 1 for the slices)
  • 1 medium lime (sliced into 8 pieces – optional)
  • ½ tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 small green bell pepper (seeded and cut into strips)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (seeds removed and diced)
  • 2 cups chunky salsa
  • ½ cup no salt added tomato sauce
  • ½ cup black olives (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 4 tablespoon fresh cilantro (chopped - optional)
Instructions
  1. Arrange the fish in a 13 x 9 casserole dish lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Pour the lime juice over the fish and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 425f.
  3. While the fish is marinating heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook the onion, green pepper, and jalapeno until crisp tender. Stir in the tomato sauce, black olives, and capers. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for an additional 1 minute. Spoon the mixture over the top of the fish and bake for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. (Instant read thermometer should read 145F.)
  4. If using - garnish dishes with cilantro serving with the lime wedges on the side.

Adapted from Mayo Clinic

Crunchy Deep-fried Fish Recipe

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curncy deep fried fish recipe

It seems like coming up with new recipes for lent can be a challenge. The market I usually shop at was running cod fillets on sale so I decided to put this Crunchy Deep-fried Fish Recipe on the menu.

The fish has a nice crunch to it and is spiced up really well. My wife thought it was a little too hot, but I thought it was just right. You can control the heat by adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper you use in the coating. If you don’t have a deep fryer, heat the oil in a Dutch oven.

Crunchy Deep-fried Fish Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound good quality white fish fillets (I used cod in this recipe)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • oil in deep fryer for frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice – let rest 15 minutes before using. This is a substitute for buttermilk which works out especially well with the fish.
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat deep fryer 375F.
  2. In a wide dish such as a pie dish whisk together the flour, cornmeal, salt, black pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  3. In a medium size bowl mix together the milk mixture and ½ cup cornstarch.
  4. Pat fish fillets dry. Roll each piece of fish in the flour mixture, dip in the milk mixture, and then roll them again in the flour mixture.
  5. Deep fry in 2 batches until fish is golden brown.
  6. Drain on paper toweling and serve.

 

Oven Baked Panko Crusted Salmon

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oven baked panko crusted salmon recipe

From the stove top to the oven this Oven Roasted Panko Crusted Salmon is a great recipe to prepare during Lent. The salmon is rich in omega 3’s and protein. This is a quick recipe with only a few ingredients. You can have this dish on the table in less than 30 minutes.

If you like salmon next Friday give this Oven Roasted Panko Crusted Salmon a try; it’s really good.

Oven Baked Panko Crusted Salmon
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (grated)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 4 salmon fillets (about 1 pound - skin on)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Lemon wedges
Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl whisk together the panko bread crumbs, lemon zest, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, and parsley. Drizzle the olive oil over the top and mix to coat the breadcrumb mixture. Set aside.
  2. Rinse the salmon fillets and pat them dry with paper toweling; place them on a platter skin side down. Using a pastry brush, generously brush the salmon with the Dijon mustard. Top the salmon with the panko mixture, gently pressing it into the mustard to help secure the coating.
  3. Add the vegetable oil to a large oven proof skillet. (Cast iron is great for this) heat the oil over medium high heat until very hot. Place the salmon in the skillet skin side down and cook until skin is crispy.
  4. Move the skillet to the oven to finish cooking the fish. Bake until fish flakes easily with a fork and bread crumbs are browned. (I used an instant read thermometer to an internal temperature of 145F.) About 10 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

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Deep Fried Parmesan Fish with Lemon Sauce

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Fishing has been really good this summer here in upper Michigan, which has encouraged me to have fish on the menu at least once a week for supper. One of my favorite deep fried fish recipes is for Deep Fried Parmesan fish. This recipe creates a nice coating with a little bit of heat created by using the cayenne pepper which you can adjust easily to taste. When I first tried this recipe, my son, who owns Blogchef.net, prepared it to post on his Blog. My first thought was that the Parmesan cheese would overwhelm the recipe; it did not, and the end result was a delicious fish fry.      

For fish I used Crappies in this recipe because that is what we caught on the last fishing trip, but any kind of white fish would work out fine – needless to say the fresher the better.

I think it’s hard to beat Shore Lunch for a fresh fish coating, but my wife likes this Deep Fried Parmesan fish every bit as well, and according to her, maybe even better.

 

Deep Fried Parmesan Fish with Lemon Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: makes 6-8
Ingredients
  • 6-8 medium fish fillets
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • ½ cup white flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil (for frying)
  • Lemon Sauce ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon basil
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix together the lemon sauce ingredients; set aside in the refrigerator to chill giving time for the flavors to blend.
  2. Preheat deep fry to 350F.
  3. In a wide shallow dish mix together the bread crumbs, Cayenne pepper, and parmesan cheese. (I use a pie dish for this)
  4. Place the flour in another shallow dish and salt and pepper it to taste.
  5. In a small bowl whisk or beat the eggs until well beaten. (Not frothy but well combined)
  6. To coat the fillets, roll them in the flour to lightly coat, and then dip them in the beaten eggs; then roll them in the bread crumb mixture pressing lightly to coat.
  7. Deep fry each fillet until golden brown, drain on paper towels and serve with the lemon sauce.

Pan Fried Smallmouth Bass Recipe

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Lake Superior still has ice chunks floating in it, but the inland lakes are starting to warm up. Bass season opened this past weekend so when temps hit the high 80’s on Memorial Day I decided to give it a try; the fishing was spectacular.

I always look forward to the 1st fresh fish fry of the season, because it’s hard to beat the taste of fresh caught fish, especially when the water is still on the cold side.

This Smallmouth Bass Recipe is a simple pan-fried fish recipe that is simple and good. Serve the fish with fries and your favorite vegetable – it doesn’t get much better. Enjoy

 


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Pan Fried Smallmouth Bass Recipe
 
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Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 large egg whites (lightly beaten)
  • ½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 pound bass fillets (skinned)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 lemon (cut into wedges)
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a 1 gallon food grade plastic disposable bag.
  2. In a wide dish mix together the seasoned bread crumbs and cornmeal.
  3. in a medium size bowl whisk together the egg whites and water.
  4. Shake fillets one at a time in the flour mixture, and then roll them in the bread crumbs.
  5. Place the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook the fish until golden brown on both sides and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Serve with lemon wedges

 

Shrimp and Bacon Pizza Recipe

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Shrimp and Bacon Pizza Recipe

 Bacon seems to go good in almost anything and this Shrimp and Bacon Pizza is no exception. I took a short cut with this one and used store bought refrigerated pizza dough. This is not your traditional style of pizza with the pizza sauce, which did make me a little uneasy while preparing it. For some reason omitting the sauce just didn’t seem right – but don’t let this fool you, this Shrimp and Bacon Pizza has a delicious combination of flavors and is real simple to put together. The next time you put pizza on the supper menu give this Shrimp and Bacon Pizza Recipe a try; it’s delicious. Adapted From Cooks Country Magazine

Shrimp and Bacon Pizza Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 12 inch pizza
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces of medium shrimp fresh or frozen (thawed if frozen) peeled and deveined with tail removed and cut in half crosswise
  • 4 slices bacon (cut into ½ inch pieces)
  • 1 medium red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package refrigerated pizza dough
  • 6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 500F.
  2. Cook bacon over medium high heat until about half cooked. Bacon will finish cooking on the pizza in the oven. Remove and drain on paper toweling.
  3. Pat shrimp dry with paper toweling and then in a medium size bowl mix together the shrimp with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic powder, onion, salt and pepper.
  4. Grease a 12-inch pizza pan and spread the crust over the pan, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly over the top, and then spread the shrimp mixture over the top of the cheese followed by the bacon.
  5. Bake for 12 – 13 minutes, until the crust is browned, and the shrimp is done.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes and serve hot.

Greek Style Baked Fish Recipe

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Greek Style Baked Fish RecipeFat Tuesday today, Ash Wednesday this Wednesday the 13th, and with an early Easter this year Lent is here already. This should be a sign the winter is going by fast, but for me, it is not. I can’t wait to get this winter over with. My heart goes out to the people in the North East. How bad can it get? They started the year recovering from Hurricane Sandy and are now in the process of recovering from a record snow storm. I wish them the best and hope things come around for them for the rest of 2013.

This Greek Style Baked Fish Recipe caught my eye because it was a little different then the baked fish recipes I usually make. Instead of the fish fillets being rolled, or dipped in bread crumbs they are laid on them, and then more breadcrumbs are sprinkled over the top after the sauce and spices have been spooned over the fillets. When you look at the cooking time for this recipe you might think 40 minutes is a long time for fish; but it is not. Let the fish cook until the breadcrumbs brown nicely, and it should be perfect. This Greek Style Baked Fish Recipe is a simple recipe that doesn’t require much prep time and we really enjoyed it. If you’re looking for a good fish recipe to kick of the Easter season give this one a try. Enjoy.

Greek Style Baked Fish Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup olive oil (divided)
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs (divided)
  • 2 pounds fish fillets (I used tilapia; any kind of white fish would be good such as cod or haddock)
  • 2 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Pour ¼ cup olive oil into the bottom of a 13 x 9 baking dish (tilt the dish around to evenly distribute the oil). Sprinkle ½ cup of the bread crumbs over the bottom.
  3. Distribute the fillets in a single layer on top of the bread crumbs and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt. Spoon the lemon juice over the top of the fish.
  4. In a medium size bowl mix together ½ cup olive oil, tomato sauce, parsley, wine, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and the pepper. Spoon the mixture evenly over the fillets and top with the remaining bread crumbs.
  5. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Note: Instead of a 13 x 9 baking dish I divided the recipe up into 9 inch glass pie dishes.

 

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Deep Fried Tilapia Recipe

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Deep Fried Tilapia Recipe

We have had a mild start to the winter here in Upper Michigan and the bay refuses to freeze, and because of the warmer weather, the inland lakes are even questionable. As a result I didn’t have much in the line of fresh fish on hand so I decided to give this Deep Fried Tilapia Recipe a try.

I really like pan fish, and for me, Tilapia is about the closest you can get in store bought fish to pan fish. It is probably not quite as healthy as Salmon, but there is absolutely no fishy taste.

This is a basic recipe that coats the fish really nice, resulting in a nice crispy, golden brown texture. I prepared the recipe as written and my wife and I really enjoyed it; but I’m sure you could spice it up a bit if you wanted to by adding some Cajun seasoning, or Old Bay.

With Lent a couple months away this Deep Fried Tilapia Recipe will go on my favorites list; it’s an excellent Deep Fried Fish Recipe.

Ingredients

2 Tilapia fillets

1/2 c. flour

Salt and pepper to taste

2 eggs

1/2 to 1 c. milk

Plain bread crumbs

Vegetable oil for deep frying

Directions

1. Rinse the Tilapia fillets in cold water and drain thoroughly; pat dry with paper towels. Cut the fillets into 2 inch pieces. (I cut each fillet into 4 pieces depending on the size of the fillet)

2. On a plate salt and pepper the flour to taste. Pour some breadcrumbs on another plate for coating.

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3. In a bowl whisk together the 2 eggs with enough milk to equal 1 1/2 cups of liquid.

4. Roll the fish pieces in the flour, dip in the egg milk mixture, then roll to coat in the bread crumbs. Set aside to dry a little bit while the deep fryer is heating.

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5. Deep fry at 350F until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Serves 4

Deep Fried Tilapia