4 Simple, Healthy and Delicious Cobia Fish Meal Preparation Ideas
You can find the naturally buttery, mild and nutritious flavor of cobia fish and enjoy it even more with some easy-to-cook and healthy recipes. Cobia can be prepared any number of ways because its firm texture holds up to every cooking method. At Open Blue, we provide you with both the fish and the recipes to keep your at-home menu exciting.
Our chefs have created some simple yet deliciously healthy cobia fish recipe ideas for you. We’re sure you’ll enjoy making and eating these dishes at home.
1. Cobia Baked with Parsley and Asparagus
If you or anyone you know isn’t a seafood fan, you can try this simple recipe. It’s both tempting and healthy. With minimal preparation, this cobia recipe can be a quick midweek dinner for the whole family.
All you need are asparagus, oil, salt, ground pepper, parsley, lemon zest and cobia fillet. Arrange the asparagus in a baking dish, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the dish in an oven preheated to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and spread the mixture onto your cobia.
Place the fillet on the asparagus, and return them to the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until the whitefish is opaque. Remove the dish from the oven and serve.
2. Blackened Cobia
If you love using your cast iron skillet and you love Cajun food, this is the dish for you. Be sure you prepare this in a well-ventilated kitchen or use your outdoor grill because there will be a lot of smoke.
You’ll need a cobia fillet and butter, salt and blackening seasoning made with black pepper, a pinch of cumin, garlic powder, lemon, oregano or thyme, and paprika. Mix all the spices together and cover your fillet with the mixture. Heat your cast iron skillet until it’s very hot, then toss your covered fillet into the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. You can add your favorite veggies on the side sautéed in butter and garlic.
3. Grilled Cobia
Yes, you can grill cobia—that’s how versatile it is. You need cobia fillets, olive oil, butter, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the lemon juice, salt, pepper and oil on each side of your whitefish while the grill is heating.
Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the vinegar and stir until blended. Cook until the sauce thickens. Place the fish on the grill and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Dab some balsamic butter sauce on the fish and cook again for 2 minutes on each side. Serve it on a plate over a bed of rice with grilled vegetables on the side.
4. Bacon-Wrapped Cobia
This can be a perfect cheat-day meal. You’ll need vanilla soy milk, premixed seafood and salmon seasoning, brown sugar (to your liking), cobia fillet, toothpicks, bacon and pancake syrup.
Combine the milk, seafood seasoning, brown sugar and syrup—using enough milk and syrup to cover the fish. Stir until the brown sugar is dissolved. Put your fish in a plastic bag and pour in the marinade. Marinate overnight.
Wrap the cobia fillet with bacon and secure with the toothpicks. Cook for approximately two-and-a-half hours at 150° F, depending on fish thickness. When it flakes easily, it’s ready to serve.
Open Blue is a leading cobia fish supplier USA. We deliver frozen cobia as fillets, burgers and strips (for tacos), which are all Fish that’s easy to cook. We ethically and sustainably grow and source cobia off the shore of Panama in harmony with the ocean’s ecosystem. Shop now to discover the delicious versatility of cobia from Open Blue.