Naples Fishing Recipes: Latin Spiced Florida Amberjack with Corn Relish and Cilantro Oil

By February 23, 2017Fishing Recipes

 

Latin Spiced Florida Amberjack with Corn Relish and Cilantro Oil

If you enjoy swordfish, you’ll like amberjack fish. Amberjack is thick and juicy. This fish tastes great all on its own, but if you want to kick it up a notch, Latin spices are a great way to make this mild fish more flavorful. For a true Latin-inspired dinner, the corn relish side dish and cilantro oil complement the Amberjack well. Dig in!

Ingredients

Latin Spiced Amberjack

4 (seven-ounce) Florida amberjack fillets
Latin spice mix (1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, ¼ teaspoon coriander, ½ teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon paprika)
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Corn Relish (recipe below)
Cilantro Oil (recipe below)

Corn Relish

4 ears of fresh Florida sweet corn, kernels cut off the cob
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 cup yellow onion, diced
1 cup Florida bell pepper, diced
½ cup scallions, rinsed and chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Cilantro Oil

¾ cup fresh cilantro
1 lime, juiced
4 cloves garlic, peeled
¼ cup olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions

Latin Spiced Amberjack

Preheat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
Generously season the amberjack fillets with the Latin spice.
Add the cooking oil to the pan, and carefully add the seasoned fillets to the oiled pan.
Cook fillets for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown and completely cooked throughout.

Corn Relish

Preheat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
Add the cooking oil to the pan, and carefully add the diced onions and bell peppers.
Cook the peppers and onions for 2 minutes while stirring.
Add the kernels of corn to the bell pepper and onion mixture.
Cook the corn mixture for another 2 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients, taste, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Cilantro Oil

In a food processor or blender, add cilantro, garlic and ¼ cup olive oil.
Puree ingredients until smooth.
Add juice from half of a lime and lightly season with salt and pepper.
Puree ingredients one more time.
Remove cilantro oil from blender or food processor.
Recipe and photo courtesy of: Freshfromflorida.com

Book A Naples Fishing Charter

Looking to catch your own dinner? You can bring your own Amberjack home and make this delicious dish on a Naples fishing charter with Captain Geoff of Chasin’. To book a fishing charter, call 239-216-0378 or click here for more information.
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