Fried fish is very common, but have you considered other ways of cooking it? How about triggerfish? You can cook triggerfish in ways that you don’t actually think is possible. So stop your fried fish habit and try these special ways to cook triggerfish.
In the past, triggerfish was only found in aquariums. But cooks and chefs have now found ways to turn it into a delicious dish that you will definitely enjoy, which means triggerfish could also be served on your dining table. It has a deliciously fine flavor that leaves a sweetish savour on your tongue. It is something worth treating your tastebuds too, right?
As it is only just being discovered as a food by chefs, restaurants rarely serve triggerfish but I wish it was included on most menus nowadays.
It is a species of fish that lives near the coral reefs in most tropical areas. Triggerfish got its name from the way it locks its spine on the dorsal fins when it's alarmed.
Occasionally, fresh triggerfish can be found at the market if you live near the coast. Its light, thin fillets have a mild flavor that is suitable for frying, broiling, baking and more.
If you are now wondering how to cook triggerfish, here are a number of ways to do so. Let us take a look at some of the best ways to cook it and make extraordinary, mouth-watering dishes for your table.
Watch this video to learn about cleaning and preparing triggerfish.
Why grilling? Well, it is a type of cooking that gives a fantastic, smoky flavor to the fish. I prefer this kind of cooking for triggerfish as the firm flesh can stand up to the direct heat of the grill.
How about grates? Well, it gives the fish beautiful char marks that make it more appetizing to eat. I suggest that you cut the triggerfish into fillets so that it will cook faster.
Here are some tips on how to grill the triggerfish:
Another great way to cook triggerfish is to deep fry it. This is a bit different to your usual fried fish. Deep frying triggerfish fillet creates an excellent crust that keeps the moisture of the fish inside the flesh. It then leads to a wonderfully succulent and juicy fish that even the kids will definitely enjoy.
Do you want to know its secret? Well, the key here is to simply preheat the pot and the oil to the right temperature. It is also important to use oil with a high smoking point, such as soya oil, which is the best example.
To do this, follow the steps below:
So how are you going to roast it in the oven? Well, most typically, it is when you put the dry ingredients in and wait for it to be cooked. But in the case of triggerfish, roasting gives the fish a robust burst of flavor when you bite into it.
Want to learn a trick? Firstly, approach it in a minimalist manner. You definitely don’t want to mask the flavor by having too many ingredients. You need to go with the cooking standard of ten minutes for a one-inch thick fish fillet or you can simply use the touch technique, where you touch the center of the fish and once it feels firm, you know it’s finally cooked!
Consider these ways of roasting triggerfish:
Pan-searing is another great way to enjoy triggerfish. This could be something that you enjoy as it is very simple to do.
Did you know that the high heat from pan searing creates a crust on the outside? It is mouth-watering and delicious, right? The coating traps all of the moisture and creates a moist, juicy dish. In addition, clarified butter or peanut oil are the best options for searing.
The following steps will enable you to cook pan-seared triggerfish:
Wow! As you can see, there are a number of ways you can cook this fascinating and delicious fish dish that are a lot faster and easier. Indeed, the fish is so versatile there are endless possibilities.
For additional ways to catch, clean and cook triggerfish, simply watch this video: