cooking with fish

Posts: 0
My husband brought home some fish that a man he works with caught. He had quite a bit of black bass. I opened up one of the zip bags today and found a very large fish. It had no head, tail, scales, or guts, but other than that, it was whole. I was having a difficult time cutting it up because my knives aren't that sharp, so I ended up skinning it and attempting to fillet it. I got a couple of descent fillets and some chunks. I grew up frying fish, but of course, I want to be healthy so I came up with something that turned out really good.



I sprinkled some sea salt, garlic powder, basil, and about a tablespoon of olive oil on the fish in a bowl and added a bunch of chopped green onions along with about 15 graped tomatoes finely chopped. I tossed it together and let it set a while then put it in an electric skillet coated with a little olive oil. I turned it a couple of times while it cooked, but mostly just let it cook. I wasn't sure how good it would be, but it was great. My husband who is a country boy really likes it too. I severed it with home made butternut squash soup. All very yummy and healthy.



Since I have so much fish, I think I am going to attempt ceviche next. It is usually made with snapper, but why not try bass. I love the idea of using lemon juice to cook the fish instead of heat. I've been watching the food channel a lot this summer and have been very inspired.
Posted about 11 years ago
Posts: 0
That sounds really good, Donna. I definitely want to try that recipe soon!

I LOVE CEVICHE! I first had it in Costa Rica (I lived there for 5 months for a study abroad program when I was in college). Anyway, I'm going back in August to visit for the first time since I left over 2 years ago and cannot wait to have their ceviche again! I'm not sure which type of white fish they use (perhaps sea bass?) but they also have shrimp and octopus. And lots of cilantro! All of the Central/South American countries have their different variations of ceviche.

Let us know how that goes...I've never made it myself! Maybe this post will inspire me to be a bit adventurous!
Posted about 11 years ago