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Naples Fishing Recipes: Pan Roasted Gulf Pompano

By April 27, 2016March 1st, 2018Fishing Recipes

Hungry? This recipe will surely hit the spot. Pompano is a delicious fish with a mild flavor. It’s also an easy fish to prepare.

Here’s a great Floridian way to prepare your pompano for dinner tonight!

Pan Roasted Gulf Pompano with Florida Vegetables

Serves: 2-4


1 Large whole fresh Florida pompano (flesh scored through the flesh to the bone)

4 Tbs olive oil, divided

1 cup Florida yellow onion, chopped

3 cloves Florida garlic, finely chopped

3 medium Florida red tomatoes, chopped

1 small Florida eggplant, diced

2 medium Florida red bell peppers, diced

2 medium Florida zucchini, diced

2 Tbs fresh Florida lemon juice

1/2 Tsp salt

1/4 Tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 Tbs fresh Florida basil, chopped

1 Tbs Florida parsley, chopped


Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a large oven safe skillet over medium heat.

Season the scored pompano with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

Carefully add whole fish to preheated pan.

Cook fish for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Put the fish and the oven safe skillet into the oven to continue cooking.

Cook fish for 6 to 8 minutes or until completely done.

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add onions, garlic and bell peppers.

Sauté onion mixture for several minutes.

Add zucchini and season lightly with salt and pepper.

Stir to combine and cook. Add the tomatoes and eggplant to the pan.

Cook vegetable mixture for another minute or two.

Add fresh herbs and lemon juice to the pan and stir to combine.

Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Vegetables should be crisp-tender and seasoned well. Set vegetables aside to cool slightly.

Recipe: Courtesy of: How to Do Florida,

Want to catch this fish yourself? Join Captain Geoff on a Naples fishing charter today. To book a trip, call 239-216-0378.

Staff Writer

I write fishing articles for Chasin' Tales Charters from time to time.