Did you know the world produces 155 million tons of seafood each year?
Much of that is now from farmed sources, which are often lower quality than their wild-caught counterparts. When you do get some delicious natural products, do you know how to make them shine?
There are a number of ways, from complex dishes to simple touches. Read on as we discuss our top recipe ideas for wild seafood.
Wild Salmon With Lemon, Feta, and Pistachio
This recipe brings a touch of Mediterranean cuisine to wild seafood. To really enhance the flavor, get the freshest lemons you can source.
- Salmon fillets with skin
- Shelled pistachios
- Seasoning to taste
Bake your pistachios in the oven for around ten minutes on high heat. Take them out, let them cool, chop roughly and put to one side.
Season the salmon and fry in a skillet on medium heat. Make sure you add the butter, giving generous amounts to the pan. Cook the fish skinless side down for around two minutes.
Once the salmon begin to crust in the butter, turn it over to the skin side and cook. Let it rest for five minutes once complete.
Place on a plate and spoon over the melted butter. Add lemon juice, and sprinkle the fillets with feta, pistachios, and parsley.
Sockeye Salmon Burgers with Cilantro Mayo
These delicious burgers are low fat and a great alternative to heavy BBQ fare this summer. The cilantro mayonnaise gives them an exoticness that can really bring a talking point to the party.
- Panko crumbs
- Red bell pepper
- One large egg
- Vegetable oil
- Lemon juice
- Fish sauce
- Sockeye salmon, mined or flaked.
Dice your red bell pepper into small pieces, then place it in a mixing bowl with a crushed glove of garlic, the salmon, and the seasoning. In a separate bowl, whip the white of the egg. When it begins to stiffen, add lemon juice and fish sauce.
Combine the liquid mixture with the salmon mixture. Gently mix the ingredients together until they begin to thicken.
Then form them into equal size burger patties and place them on a plate in the refrigerator. After 40 minutes in the refrigerator, they are ready to place on the grill.
The cilantro mayo is optional, though we would highly recommend it. Simply crush a clove of garlic and mix it into already existing mayonnaise. Chop your cilantro finely, add it to the mayo along with a dash of lemon juice and cayenne pepper.
Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna
This recipe is extremely simple and uses few ingredients. That makes it essential that you get the best quality items you can. The flavor in every piece of this dish will shine through.
- Ahi Tuna
- Black and white sesame seeds
- Sea salt
- Fish sauce
Start by removing your thawed tuna from the refrigerator. Mix your sea salt with the sesame seeds and lay in a long, flat dish. Press the tuna into the seeds so that they coat the outside of the fish.
Get a pan with the oil going to medium heat. Sear each side of the tuna and cut it into blocks. Serve with the fish sauce.
Alaskan Halibut With Kale, Butternut, and Cranberries
This dish is an explosion of fall flavors. It has the meaty taste from the halibut, along with the sweetness of the butternut and tang of the cranberries. It does take some preparation but will be more than worth it.
- Cubed butternut squash
- Alaskan halibut fillets
- Dried cranberries
- Lemon juice
Roast the squash on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle them with oil and season with salt and pepper. Make sure the squash is coated and roast it until soft and golden.
Where do the cranberries come into play?
Place the kale in a bowl with a dash of olive oil. Rub in salt until it softens and starts to gently relax.
Spread the kale over the squash. Place the Alaskan halibut fillets on top and drizzle with lemon juice. Place the whole dish bake in the oven and bake until the halibut becomes flaky.
Transfer the dish to a plate. Sprinkle it with parsley and serve.
To add even more depth to the dish, you can add a delicious pecan and honey garnish. Start by mixing pecan nuts into your favorite type of honey.
Stir in cane sugar, salt, and chili powder to your preferred level. Bake them in the oven until they begin to toast.
When you have plated up the halibut, then sprinkle the pecans over the top. You will be surprised how well the overall flavors balance against the halibut.
Sourcing Wild Seafood
In summary, wild seafood recipes are plentiful. Experiment with a range of recipes to see which is your favorite!
Your first stop should be Wild Alaska Salmon & Seafood. With everything from sablefish to shrimp, we supply the highest quality seafood.