How to Cook Cobia For Perfect Results

By Rose | Seafood

Mar 12
Your Guide About Varied Ways On How To Cook Cobia

Cobia is a kind of fish that can be hard to catch. It can weigh up to 100 pounds and put up such a great fight, it can break lines or burst through the net.

But, if you do manage to catch one, you are in for a real treat. Why? Because there are a variety of different ways to cook cobia, whose and sweet and almost nutty flavor is incomparable.


All About Cobia

All about Cobia

Fresh Cobia fish at the market

  • Cobia lives in warm waters all over the world.
  • It has a slim body, flat head and a protruding lower jaw.
  • Its body is a dark brown color and this fish has a white belly with a dark stripe from its eye to tail.
  • It also has small scales and smooth skin.
  • Cobia can reach almost 150 pounds and 78 inches in length.
  • Its meat is a light tan color that turns to snow white once cooked.
  • It has a rich sweet flavor.

Most Common Ways to Cook Cobia

Most Common Ways to Cook Cobia

Delicious Deep Fried Cobia

The most common ways to cook cobia include grilling, broiling and sautéing.

Things Needed:

  • Broiler pan.
  • Basting brush.
  • ¼ cup of olive oil for grilling or broiling and 3 tablespoons for sautéing.
  • 2 pounds of cobia fillets.
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice.
  • Lemon wedges.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Grill spatula.
  • Skillet.
  • 2 teaspoonful of oregano.
  • 4 minced garlic cloves.
  • Spatula.

For the broiled cobia, follow these steps:

The steps for grilled cobia:

Here are the steps for sautéed cobia:

Those are the three most common ways to cook cobia. The steps are so simple, they can easily be followed. You just need the right ingredients in order to broil, sauté and grill cobia.

Other Delightful Recipes

But wait, there's still more! There are a numbers of other ways to enjoy the delightful taste of the said fish.

Some of the best recipes you can choose are the following:

1. Pan Seared Cobia with Thyme Butter

How to Cook Pan Seared Cobia with Thyme Butter

Pan Seared Cobia

  • Ingredients
  • Instructions
  • Four cobia fillets.
  • A stick of softened butter.
  • Olive oil.
  • Pepper.
  • Salt.
  • A bunch of chopped and fresh thyme.
  • A lemon.

2. Blackened Cobia

  • Ingredients
  • Instructions
  1. Combine and mix all the ingredients. Store them in a sealed container.
  2. Preheat the pan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Dredge the fish into the spice mix and place in the pan once it’s almost at smoking point.
  3. Cook every side for almost 3 minutes, then remove the fish from the pan and add a squeeze of lemon to each piece.

Watch this video on how to cook blackened cobia:

3. Parmesan Baked Cobia

Parmesan Baked Cobia Recipe


  • Ingredients
  • Instructions
  1. Rinse the fillets and pat them dry. Place the fish in the melted butter. Mix the remaining ingredients in the large bowl. Preheat the oven.
  2. Place the fillets in a bread crumb mixture one at a time. Make sure each one is well-covered. Put the breaded fish on the well-oiled baking sheet and bake for at least 20 minutes.

4. Marinated and Grilled Cobia

How to Cook Marinated and Grilled Cobia

Grilled Cobia (Via Men's Journal)

  • Ingredients
  • Instructions
  • 4 cobia fillets that are about 1 and ½ pounds.
  • ¼ cup of olive oil and of lemon juice.
  • A teaspoon of dry mustard.
  • A clove of finely chopped garlic.
  • ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper.

There you have it! There are indeed a number of different ways how to cook cobia and to enjoy the delightful and unique taste that this fish can offer. Just follow these recipes and discover how great the taste of cobia fish is.

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There’s nothing in this world that excites me more other than cooking. From appetizers to desserts, since then, I’ve always been passionate on making foods.

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