When I meet people who are passionate about the work they do, I get inspired. Captain Ray and Amy Golden are the owners and operators of Coffee Bluff Marina. They are lovers of open sea and the fruit that it bears. But above all, they are lovers of people, sharing their passion for fishing with others. Read more about Captain Ray and his beautiful wife Amy on Miss Sophie's Wednesday column here.......
Captain Ray shared his favorite tripletail recipe; most delightful texture and flavored fish I have ever tasted.
The buttery mixture of Panko and potato chips made a beautiful crust to contrast with this wonderful filets. And accompanied with tomatoes, leeks, and peppers, it was just heavenly!
I had Captain Ray hold the plate for this photo, but no, I took it right back afterwards. And without an ounce of shame, I stood there in front of his bait shop, devoured every morsel of it.
Recipe by Ray Golden
Used with permission
1 cup tomato, seeded and chopped
1 cup leeks, thinly sliced
½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 Tripletail filets or any other flat fish such as Snapper, Flounder or Tilapia, about 8 ounces each
½ cup Panko bread crumbs
½ cup Parmesan, grated
½ cup plain potato chips, crushed
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon green onions, thinly sliced
Combined the tomato, leek, green bell pepper and garlic in a small bowl and spread evenly around bottom of a cast iron skillet. Salt and pepper filets and place on top of vegetables.
In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, potato chips, cayenne, and paprika. Stir in melted butter. Evenly top filets with crumb mixture.
Place pan, uncovered on hot grill grate and close grill. Allow filets to cook approximately 20 minutes or until they flake easily or register 140 degrees in the center. Transfer cooked fish on to platter, surround with cooked vegetables, sprinkle scallions on top and serve with lemon wedges.
Note: This dish can be cooked in the oven on a sheet pan using the same instructions