The Choose Local F.I.S.H Initiative's mission is to is to make local fish known and accessible for all. Every month we will feature a delicious staff approved recipe using fresh local catch.
Blue Fish Burger
1.5 lbs. bluefish filet
1 lemon, to clean fish
1 teaspoon salt, to clean fish
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, minced (or 1/2 T dried)
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, picked (or 1/2 T dried)
2 tablespoons red onion, small dice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup cornmeal or breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
To clean fish, douse fillets with lemon and salt, then rinse under cold water. Place on a clean, dry side towel or layered paper towel.
To prep fish, cut flesh from remaining skin making sure to remove the dark blue/red flesh (it can carry a very strong flavor). Pick through the bones then cut the flesh into large dice-sized chunks and place in large bowl.
Add fresh herbs (or dried), onion, garlic, bread crumbs (or cornmeal), mayonnaise, egg and mix well.
Form into 4 burger patties and place on plate for storage in fridge for 30 minutes; this will ensure that burgers are firm.
Cook on grill as you would any burger.