The Most Delicious Fish You’re Probably Missing Out On – Cobia Fish Recipe Ideas
Cobia is a type of whitefish that grows up to six feet in length and can weigh between 50 and 100 pounds. It has a distinct pattern of black-and-white stripes, which is why it’s sometimes called black kingfish or black salmon. Cobia is widely known as a highly prized game fish that’s hard to catch in the open sea.
But thanks to Open Blue, a cobia fish home delivery service, you don’t have to go deep-sea fishing to get the amazing taste of this delicious whitefish. We’re the leading cobia fish supplier in the US who places this delicious whitefish in restaurants across the country. We use sustainable mariculture methods to grow delicious whitefish within their own environment, which not only reduces the carbon footprint of our operation but also results in the best-tasting whitefish you’ve ever had.
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What Does Cobia Taste Like?
Cobia is a whitefish, meaning its meat has far less oil than the more common oily fish species. It has a mildly sweet and savory taste—a buttery mild flavor—making it perfect for a variety of recipes because the flavor complements other ingredients without overshadowing them.
Cobia, compared to other whitefish species, has a higher content of fat, which is why it´s one of the only whitefish certified in the United States by the American Heart Association, since most of its fat comes from healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. This is what gives the fish its mild, buttery flavor and soft texture which allows it to be prepared in a wide variety of ways. Chefs can unleash their creativity from grilling and frying to poaching and baking. This versatility keeps their raw materials costs down while offering a variety of dishes on their menus.
What’s the Texture of Cobia?
While wild-caught Cobia mostly inhabits deep waters in the wild and lives near the sea floor, Open Blue Cobia is grow at a depth of 30 feet or less, but it still consumes a varied natural diet. At Open Blue, we use mariculture techniques, a type of aquaculture, to raise cobia in the same habitat it enjoys in the wild. This gives our cobia fish a very soft and flaky texture—the same and even better as what it would be if you had caught it sport fishing.
Cobia Fish Recipe Ideas
So what can you do with cobia? Award-winning chefs across the country have added it as a mainstay to their signature seafood menus. But you don’t need a culinary degree to prepare delicious, healthy meals with this flavorful whitefish, because we deliver fillet portions, burgers and taco strips to make food preparation easy. Here are a few recipe ideas you may want to try.
Cobia Fish Burgers
Fry a cobia burger patty from Open Blue’s burger box in a pan for about 7 to 8 minutes at 145°F. Put it in the bun, layer on some lettuce, tomatoes and pickled jalapenos, add your favorite condiments, and serve. This idea is even better with melted Monterey jack cheese on top.
Season Open Blue’s cobia fish taco strips with salt and pepper and marinate with garlic, cumin, chili powder and smoked paprika for about 15 minutes. Prepare some flour or corn tortillas and serve with cilantro, shredded lettuce, cabbage or spinach. And don’t forget the salsa!
Pan Roasted Cobia
Lightly season a skinless cobia fillet portion from Open Blue portion boxes with salt and pepper. Turn on your stove and heat some olive oil in a pan till it reaches 140°F. Fry the cobia portion for about 30 minutes, and add butter and garlic and thinly sliced lemon wedges to taste.