8 Classic Dishes Reinvented with Fish as the Star
Buttermilk-Fried Nashville Hot Fish Sandwich
Nashville’s spiciest export—originated at Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack as a raging-hot revenge recipe turned spicy sensation—packs just as much punch with a seasoned halibut fillet. Bask in the heat from extra cayenne pepper or dial it down with a hearty dollop of our herbed cream sauce. Trust us, we won’t judge.
Flounder Piccata with Italian Salsa Verde
Quick and simple piccata—the Italian dish of thinly pounded meat dredged in flour, browned in butter, and topped with a lemony white wine sauce—gets an upgrade courtesy of flaky flounder and a flourish of Italian salsa verde.
Redfish & Dumplings with Creamy Maque Choux
Meaty redfish in place of chicken? You bet. Pillowy gnocchi in lieu of dumplings? Absolutely. And the final key to besting a comfort classic: ditching the starchy chicken soup in favor or a creamy Creole maque choux.
Kung Pao Catfish
Free your catfish from the routine (i.e. one-note battering and frying) and make it the centerpiece of a tried-and-true Chinese takeout tradition: stir-fried kung pao laden with hot chilies, peanuts, and a succulent sweet-and-spicy sauce.
- Recipe: Kung Pao Catfish
Green Pozole with Tuna and Clams
Hearty pozole, a Mexican stew typically brimming with pork and hominy (corn soaked in an alkaline solution), becomes even more arresting with the addition of seared tuna chunks, briny littlenecks, and a tomatillo-based broth.
- Recipe: Green Pozole with Tuna and Clams
Salmon-Belly BLT with Lemon-Black Pepper Mayo
A healthier BLT is a sandwich myth no more. Just substitute bacon with omega-3-packed smoked salmon belly—a cut widely considered the most flavorful part of the fish—for a richer, even more decadent sandwich (sans any greasy guilt).
Just about any protein can be pastramied. Don’t believe us? Try pan-seared salmon fillets encrusted with freshly ground coriander, caraway seeds, and peppercorns. Then make the ultimate reuben by topping with our kewpie Thousand Island dressing, which gets its zing from kimchi and Korean gochujang.
- Recipe: Salmon Reuben
Swordfish Meatballs with Middle Eastern Tomato Sauce
The warm spice of ground coriander and mildly fruity Aleppo pepper helps elevate simple marinara into a Middle Eastern masterpiece perfect for simmering our juicy swordfish meatballs.