I was an angler before I was a hunter, and I’ve been cooking fish and seafood, and developing my own fish recipes since I was a teenager. Seafood is my first culinary obsession.
For a time I worked professionally as a line cook in a seafood restaurant and spent a while earning my rent as a commercial clammer and salmon fisherman.
Below you will find my favorite fish recipes, as well as seafood recipes, some from “easy” fish, such as salmon, striped bass and trout — I call these “easy” because they are not a stretch for most cooks. I specialize in the weird, however (I am sure this shocks you) so you’ll also find more esoteric fish recipes here, too.
Fish for Beginners
Some baseline techniques you will find useful as you come across various fish and seafood. Many of these apply to so many different kinds of seafood it’s worth compiling them here.
And here is my video on How to Sear Fish.
Here is an article I wrote about pairing fish and seafood with beer for Hop Culture.
Fish Recipes By Category
Crabs, Shrimp and Other Seafood
This is where you’ll find it if it doesn’t have fins. I do a lot of clamming and crabbing, and I eat a lot of shrimp, octopus and squid. You’ll also find mussel recipes, too.