Saturday, January 14, 2012

Whiting - yes, that's a fish

Living in Florida now, we are having lots of new experiences.  
Like fishing in the ocean. 
Today we headed to the pier and spent some time angling - and my daughter and husband caught the only catch of the day (for us).  They came up with a fish called a Whiting.  
It was big enough to take home. 
We learned a couple of things first off. 
#1 - You can't debone or fillet a whiting like a trout.
#2 - We have no idea how to fillet a whiting (or anything other than a trout). We are going to need to find some help with that. 

I found a great recipe online and we cooked it up for dinner.  This was a really mild fish, and this recipe was Oh So Good! - Probably not the healthiest, but my husband (who doesn't like fish) really enjoyed it, and my daughter and I loved it, and I'll definitely use it again.  Next time I'll hope to have a few more fish! 

• 4 whiting fillets
• 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
• ½ cup parmesan cheese
• ¼ cup softened butter (unsalted)
• 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
• 3 tablespoons of chopped onion
• 1 teaspoon of hot sauce (use more or less to your liking)
• A pinch of salt
Spray a non-stick baking pan with a butter flavored cooking spray. Place the fillets in the pan and brush them with the lemon juice. Pop them into the broiler for six minutes. While the fish is broiling, mix the remaining ingredients thoroughly. Once the timer goes off, spread the mixture onto the fish and broil for an additional three minutes until they are lightly browned.

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