8 Hogfish Recipes For The Ultimate Pescatarian

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Hogfish has a mild flavor and sweet undertones that are usually enhanced by a mix of herbs, lime juice, and seasoning. The fish is rarely shipped frozen, so hogfish recipes are even tastier than other fish recipes due to freshness. It can reach up to 3 feet in size, so there’s enough meat for the whole family to enjoy!

The meat itself is tender so it will be melting once you put it in your mouth. There’s also a lot of moisture in the meat so you can use less oil when cooking. Keep on reading to find out how to cook hogfish in 8 delicious ways! 

Delicious Hogfish Recipes 

1. Adriatic Hogfish

Ingredients

  • 4.5 oz portions fresh hogfish
  • ½ cup of fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • ½ cup of fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup of fresh basil leaf
  •  Tablespoons of fire cider
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step by step instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients except hogfish in a food processor. Let the food processor puree the food, just taste it occasionally to adjust seasoning. Keep adding oil if you think the sauce is too thick. Serve the paste as a dipping. You can save it up for a week if you leave it in a fridge. 
  2. This is one of the hogfish recipes that can be cooked either in a pan or on a grill, but we recommend grilling it. Preheat your grill to medium-high. Season the fish with salt and pepper to taste and brush it with olive oil. Lay the fish on the grill and cook the fish thoroughly (for about 4-5 minutes) on each side. It should still be moist and tender when cooked well. Depending on the way you choose how to cook hogfish the seasoning and oil will vary. 

2. Ginger Lime Butter Hogfish

Ingredients 

  • 2 hogfish fillets
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 zest lime
  • 1 zest lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
  • ½ cup fresh mango
  • 2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup cucumber
  • ¼ cup scallions 
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

Step by step instructions

  1. Mix butter, ginger, zest lime and lemon, parsley, and a bit of seasoning in a bowl to get a butter compound. Stir well until you get a smooth paste. Leave it in a fridge until you need to serve it. 
  2. In a separate bowl mix mango, cucumber, scallions, red bell pepper, lime juice, honey, and seasoning to make mango-cucumber salsa. Put it in a fridge for about an hour before serving. 
  3. Heat your pan to a high-medium temperature and add a bit of butter and olive oil. Put previously seasoned fillets in the pan. It will only take you a few minutes to cook the fish since fillets are usually really thin. Refer to a fish cookbook for serving ideas, but don’t forget to top it with the butter compound.

3. Old Bay Grilled Hogfish

Ingredients 

  • 4 hogfish fillets
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay

Step by step instructions

  1. If you’re looking for one of the easier hogfish recipes this one is ideal for you. Start by preheating your grill to medium-high. Make a butter compound while the grill is heating up by mixing Old Bay, lemon zest and lemon juice, and butter stick. Stir it until it smoothens and form a paste. 
  2. Lay the fillets onto a foil tray. Sprinkle the fillets with a bit of butter before putting them on a grill. Grill for about 5-6 minutes each side until the fish flakes easily. For a winning meal serve with Charleston Coleslaw and some white wine! 

4. Hogfish with Tomatoes

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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pound of hogfish fillets
  • ¼ cups of butter
  • 1 lemon for juice
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped chives
  • ½ cup of sliced shallots
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon mango puree
  • ¼ cup of white wine
  • Salt and pepper

Step by step instructions

  1. Heat your skillet over medium-high and put ¼ cup butter in it. Lay the fish fillets in it and cook for about 5 minutes. Place the fillets on a plate after taking them out of the pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste, lemon juice, and chopped chives. Keep it warm by covering it with a foil. 
  2. Add the remaining butter in the same skillet. Add shallots and garlic. Cook for about a minute. Pour the wine and keep cooking for another minute. Add tomatoes and cook until the liquid is mixed well. Lastly, put mango puree in and stir in with salt and pepper. 
  3. Serve each fillet on a separate plate and top with the sauce. This recipe is an ideal one if you’re wondering how to cook hogfish for a tasty, but fast dinner! Use a fillet knife to make fillets if you have whole pieces at home. 

5. Hogfish With Veggies 

Ingredients 

  • 4 portions of fresh hogfish
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 summer squash
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

Step by step instructions

  1. Heat your oven to medium-high. Cut the carrot, yellow squash, and zucchini into cubes and add onto a baking tray with some salt, pepper, and a tablespoon of olive oil. Roast them for about 30 minutes ensuring you roast them evenly. 
  2. In a separate bowl, add cherry tomatoes, fresh cilantro, oregano, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir the mixture well and set aside. 
  3. Let the veggies cool slightly once they’re done. Put a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and let it heat up. Sprinkle some seasoning on top of the fish and lay it in the pan to fry for about 2 minutes each side. 
  4. Mix the cherry tomatoes bowl with roasted veggies and stir well. Lastly, just squeeze some lemon juice over the fillets and enjoy one of the tastiest hogfish recipes!

6. Piccata Hogfish

Ingredients

  • 4 hogfish fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Step by step instructions

  1. Put olive oil in a pan and heat to medium-high. Season the fish evenly with salt and pepper. Lay it to the pan and cook for about 4 minutes each side. Keep them warm when they’re done. 
  2. Add lime juice and wine to the pan and let them boil for a bit. Reduce to low and let it simmer for 2 more minutes. Stir in parsley and capers and mix the sauce before spooning it over fillets. Serve with parsley-buttered pasta. This is one of the easiest

7. Corn Hogfish 

Ingredients

  • Two 3oz hogfish fillets
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons corn kernels

Step by step instructions

  1. An ideal recipe if you’re looking for a way how to cook hogfish very quickly. Put the oil in a pan and preheat to high heat. Season the fish with salt evenly. Cook until it gets colored a bit then add the butter. Once the butter turns brown add shallots and corn. 
  2. After cooking for another two minutes baste the fillets with shallot and butter mixture and turn off the heat. Spoon the corn over when serving to get the tastiest result! 

8. Smokey Hogfish

Ingredients

  • 4 hogfish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ fennel
  • ½ yellow pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fennel fronds
  • ½ green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 vine ripe tomato
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine 
  • Salt and pepper 

Step by step instructions

  1. Add a quarter of a cup of olive oil to a pan and heat to medium-low. Add the fennel and red onion and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook for about 4 minutes before you add the peppers. Keep cooking for another 5 minutes then add tomatoes, liquid smoke, and wine and keep simmering for another minute. Add fennel fronds and white wine vinegar once you take the pan off the heat. 
  2. Dredge the fish in flour after seasoning it evenly with salt and pepper on both sides. Make sure to shake off any excess flour if needed. Leave the fish to cool a bit and serve each fillet on different plating and you will have one of the most delicious hogfish recipes served!

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If you’re wondering how to cook hogfish properly you shouldn’t have a hard time. Just follow any of the recipes on our list and we are sure you are going to enjoy eating this delicious fish. Cooking time takes about 15-20 minutes usually, so these recipes are ideal even for those who are busy all the time!

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