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Bluegill recipes
« on: Dec 18, 2007, 11:12 AM »
  Hard to beat  a hot pan and butter -BUT-  sometimes a guy needs some variety (the fishing has been good,  so I need the variety!).  I know I can find some recipes by searching old posts, but this site grows in membership all the time, so there are many new members who may want to contribute also.  Lets hear them everyone!
   One I would like to try is boiling and dipping in butter (or cocktail sauce which I don't really like).  Anyone do that with fillets? -or do you need to boil the whole fish for some reason?

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #1 on: Dec 18, 2007, 11:50 AM »
Bass Pro has a book called Fish Done Rite that has a lot of great recipes .

A good way to cook them is fry the fillet the usual method once they are half cooked add just enough cream to go half way up the fillet add a few shallots and just enough Worcestershire sauce to color the cream , ENJOY !

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #2 on: Dec 18, 2007, 12:12 PM »
"Poor Man's Shrimp"
- Perch or panfish fillets rinsed and cut into pieces (about 2" square)
- place fillets a few at a time in a strainer and blanch them until white in a 2 quart saucepan of slow boiling water. (Don't over cook)
- place prepared pieces in a large bowl of ice water to cool
- remove cooled pieces to a platter and keep cold till served.

I like to season the boiling water with Old Bay, salt and pepper.

Serve with drawn butter or cocktail sauce.

YUM!
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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #3 on: Dec 18, 2007, 12:21 PM »
Panfish Souffle:
butter the bottom of a lasagna pan.
fry enough of any white fish in a pan with oil, cover bottom of the lasagna pan with fish.
whip stiff 4 egg whites, add 2 cups of mayo, 2 oz of heavy cream, 8 oz Cheddar shredded, blend.
pour over fish, bake at 325-350 till it fluff's up and gets golden on top.
It's rich and tends to burn if you rush it, eating that is. Reheats well.
Check your cholesterol if you must. Enjoy.  ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D 

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #4 on: Dec 18, 2007, 12:23 PM »
Always make fishcakes from white flakey fish such as perch or bluegills when I donít bread and deep fry them.  
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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #5 on: Dec 18, 2007, 12:26 PM »
I'll always go with a good old standard beer batter in hot oil as my favorite.  It's just flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and beer.  Battered crappie fillets turn out very light and somewhat flaky - even kids will eat them when cooked like that.

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #6 on: Dec 18, 2007, 12:32 PM »
This is making me hungry ! lol

I think it's time for a Recipe thread all to itself !!

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #7 on: Dec 18, 2007, 12:36 PM »
"Poor Man's Shrimp"
- Perch or panfish fillets rinsed and cut into pieces (about 2" square)
- place fillets a few at a time in a strainer and blanch them until white in a 2 quart saucepan of slow boiling water. (Don't over cook)
- place prepared pieces in a large bowl of ice water to cool
- remove cooled pieces to a platter and keep cold till served.

I like to season the boiling water with Old Bay, salt and pepper.

Serve with drawn butter or cocktail sauce.

YUM!
RG

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 Sounds good, what is "drawn butter"?

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #8 on: Dec 18, 2007, 12:51 PM »
Sounds good, what is "drawn butter"?

Also known as clarified butter. Unsalted butter which has been melted and skimmed of milk solids.

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #9 on: Dec 18, 2007, 01:15 PM »
I'm in the middle of pickling some fillets right now.  I'll have to let you know how it goes.


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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #10 on: Dec 18, 2007, 01:32 PM »
Complete Pancake mix will also work great for fish, if you check ingredients its very close to the self made,and its easy and very,very easy and good.
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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #11 on: Dec 18, 2007, 03:03 PM »
Gill and Perch are good this way .
Place the filet's in an oven safe dish cover with cream of mushroom soup , sprinkle with sharp cheddar and pop it in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes on 350 , very simple yet tasty .

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #12 on: Dec 18, 2007, 03:12 PM »
I just pat the fillets dry with a paper towel. Then dip them in scrambled egg. Next coat them with Italian seasoned bread crumbs and deep fry till golden brown. I mix dill relish with mayonnaise for a dipping sauce.  sometimes I will cut them into shrimp size strips and coat them with plain bread crumbs, deep fry and serve with my favorite cocktail sauce and enjoy them like breaded shrimp. I'm hitting the lake tomorrow and I'm planning to cook up a pile of fillets.
 

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #13 on: Dec 18, 2007, 03:21 PM »
crushed crackers,some flour,salt,pepper.  Put a couple eggs in a pie pan stir in a little honey. Roll fish in egg then into cracker and flour mix. Fry till golden then top fillets with a little honey before serving. This is a walleye recipe but i use it on all fish, my kids love it.

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #14 on: Dec 18, 2007, 05:43 PM »
Drawn Butter is cooled melted butter.
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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #15 on: Dec 18, 2007, 06:48 PM »
Also known as clarified butter. Unsalted butter which has been melted and skimmed of milk solids.

Verry good...Mr Niceguy... you must have a copy of the Food Lovers Companion :)

One of my favorite "not fried" recipes. Feeds normal family of four or one of us "Glutoness Slobs" ;D

*Boneless filets from 12 nice 'Gills.
*1/2 stick Unsalted Butter in Clarified state (melted to liquid)
*1/2 lb. Pancetta or (Apple Smoked Bacon) chopped
*1 lb. Fresh Spinach
*1/4 lb. Pecorino Romano (Parmesan) Cheese grated
*2 cup Panko Crumbs or (any FRESH Bread Crumbs)
*2 lbs. Par-Boiled Red Skin Potatoes thinly sliced
* Salt & Freshly GroundPepper to prefrence

Put 1/2 of the clarified butter into medium mixing bowl. Put the potatoes in and toss with salt and pepper. Place in caserole dish big enough to overlap slightly. Put another 1/2 cup clarified into bowl and toss in the 'Gill Filets. Place the fish evenly over the potatoes. Place in Fridge... or you can multi task the other step ;)

Cook off the Pancetta in another pan until almost done. Toss in the Fresh Spinach, Herbs, Bread Crumbs and Cheese. Cook for another 3-5 minutes until everything is incorporated (make sure crumbs are moist) Cover the Fish & Potatoes with this evenly.

Bake in oven on 425 deg. for 20 minute or fish and potatoes are at desired tenderness
Can you say "can I have another Helpin' ma" :P

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #16 on: Dec 19, 2007, 08:18 AM »
I mix cracker meal (found in Wegmans or other stores) with some grated Romano cheese, lemon pepper. and a dash of salt in a zip lock bag.  Dredge the fillets in milk and toss into the bag and shake well.  Pan fry with a little veg oil until golden brown on each side.  Remove from pan and place on plate lined with paper towels.  If doing a lot of fish, put into oven on WARM until all the fillets are done.  This is great for all fish.

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #17 on: Dec 19, 2007, 08:23 AM »
I mix dill relish with mayonnaise for a dipping sauce.

I make a similar sauce, using Miracle Whip (gotta have that tangy zip!), relish (sweet or dill is good) and a dash of Worcestershire.


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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #18 on: Dec 19, 2007, 08:39 AM »
Verry good...Mr Niceguy... you must have a copy of the Food Lovers Companion :)

One of my favorite "not fried" recipes. Feeds normal family of four or one of us "Glutoness Slobs" ;D

*Boneless filets from 12 nice 'Gills.
*1/2 stick Unsalted Butter in Clarified state (melted to liquid)
*1/2 lb. Pancetta or (Apple Smoked Bacon) chopped
*1 lb. Fresh Spinach
*1/4 lb. Pecorino Romano (Parmesan) Cheese grated
*2 cup Panko Crumbs or (any FRESH Bread Crumbs)
*2 lbs. Par-Boiled Red Skin Potatoes thinly sliced
* Salt & Freshly GroundPepper to prefrence

Put 1/2 of the clarified butter into medium mixing bowl. Put the potatoes in and toss with salt and pepper. Place in caserole dish big enough to overlap slightly. Put another 1/2 cup clarified into bowl and toss in the 'Gill Filets. Place the fish evenly over the potatoes. Place in Fridge... or you can multi task the other step ;)

Cook off the Pancetta in another pan until almost done. Toss in the Fresh Spinach, Herbs, Bread Crumbs and Cheese. Cook for another 3-5 minutes until everything is incorporated (make sure crumbs are moist) Cover the Fish & Potatoes with this evenly.

Bake in oven on 425 deg. for 20 minute or fish and potatoes are at desired tenderness
Can you say "can I have another Helpin' ma" :P


 Now that does sound good.  Gonna try that one for sure!  Lots of good ideas so far.  Thanks to all.

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Re: Bluegill recipes
« Reply #19 on: Dec 19, 2007, 10:28 AM »
those all sound good. how does bluegill rate as far as freshwater fish for taste?

 

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