Must-Have Triggerfish Recipes: Top 3 Triggerfish Recipes

Fried Triggerfish

Want to know more about triggerfish recipes? Here are some of my best recipes. Before I share my recipes with you, you need to first understand what triggerfish is. Triggerfish are small-sized species of fish mostly found in tropical areas near coral reefs. They are thin, light fillets with a trifling flavor ideal for frying, broiling or baking. If you cook them properly, you can end up with a wonderfully delicious fish. Here we go:

Triggerfish Recipe 1: Fried

Ingredients include:

  • 6 triggerfish fillets
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • And 4 cups of vegetable oil.

Take a dish and crack eggs into it, use pepper and salt to season them and then use a wire whisk to mix them. Ensure the flour is in another separate dish. Cut triggerfish fillets into tiny pieces (2-inch square pieces). Dip each piece in the dish with eggs and then in that with the flour. Repeat the process to get an extra-thick coating. In the deep skillet, heat 4 cups of vegetable oil until the oil temperatures reaches 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Add a few pieces of triggerfish at a time and cook them for 10 minutes. Periodically turn the pieces to ensure they are evenly cooked. Finally, remove the triggerfish pieces using a skimmer and put them on a plate.

Triggerfish Recipe 2: Broiled

Broiled Triggerfish light

Ingredients include

  • 6 triggerfish fillets
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • And 1/2 teaspoon table salt.

Preheat the broiler. Then use olive oil to moisten the triggerfish and broiler pan with a light coating, and then put the triggerfish in the pan. Sprinkle lime or lemon juice over it and add salt and pepper to taste. Then place the pan in an oven to broil the fillets for 2 minutes. If the triggerfish looks dry, turn and moisten it with extra lemon juice. Put the fillets back in the oven and broil them for additional two minutes. To avoid over cooking, watch the triggerfish closely. When the fillets become flaky and opaque, the dish is now ready. Take the fish out of the oven and serve while still hot.

Triggerfish Recipe 3: Bake

Bake Triggerfish over top of spinach

Ingredients include

  • 6 triggerfish fillets
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • And 1/2 teaspoon table salt.

Ensure the oven temperatures are 350 degrees Fahrenheit after preheating. Use olive oil to coat the bottom part of the baking pan to avoid the triggerfish from sticking. Put the fish on the baking pan and sprinkle over it with lime or lemon juice. Use pepper and salt to season the triggerfish to taste. Put the pan in the oven to bake triggerfish for 8 minutes. After turning the fillets, bake them for 8 more minutes. Since the fillets are thin, they will cook fast. So, monitor them closely to ensure they don’t overcook. When the fillets become flaky and opaque, the dish is now ready. Take the fish out of the oven and serve while still hot.

Author Biography:

Jade Evans guest author bioHi friend, I’m Jade Evans, a person passionate about cooking and all things food-related. So I decided to create the MarvelousChef to share easy ways to cook, useful tips, healthy recipes, and to curate fantastic and hearty dishes for you.

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