Fisherman's Bluefish Spread

Updated: 2 days ago


Bluefish is plentiful where my husband goes fishing, and he usually catches a few. Admittedly, it's not our favorite, and he often releases them or shares them with neighbors. Today he caught a small one, and I decided to try something new. I remembered when visiting my friend last summer she made a great bluefish spread, so I decided to do the same. I grilled the bluefish fillets in a foil packet with onions, wine, and some seasoning. Once cooked, I processed it along with Dijon mustard and mayonnaise. The result was a delicious light spread that would do any fisherman proud. It's perfect with cocktails or a light snack. Give it a try, and you'll be amazed just how versatile this fish can be.


Ingredients for Fisherman's Bluefish Spread:


1 small bluefish, filleted

1 small onion, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons white wine or dry vermouth

kosher salt

black pepper

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoon reserved bluefish cooking liquid

Garnish with chives and serve with crackers.


Time-Saving Tip: Instead of catching your bluefish, buy a couple of small fillets at your local fish store.


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Tear off a piece of foil that is large enough to hold the sliced onion, fish and then be able to be folded up and sealed for cooking. Sprinkle the sliced onion on the foil in a single layer and top with the bluefish. Now, drizzle with the wine and olive oil; generously season with salt and pepper. Cook in a preheated grill, covered, until done. The fish can also be baked in a 375-degree oven until done.


Place the fish and onions to the food processor; reserve the cooking liquid. Pulse ten times.


Transfer the mixture into a bowl. Mix in the reserved cooking liquid. Then stir in the mustard and mayonnaise. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.



It's ready! This easy spread is delicious served on crackers. It's excellent like a snack and a unique way to prepare bluefish. And for those of you bagel lovers out there a smear of Fisherman's Bluefish Spread would be the perfect topping.

Enjoy!


Fisherman's Bluefish Spread:

snack


  • 1 small bluefish, filleted

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon white wine or dry vermouth

  • kosher salt

  • black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoon reserved bluefish cooking liquid

  • Garnish with chives and serve with crackers.

  • Tear off a piece of foil that is large enough to hold the sliced onion, fish and then be able to be folded up and sealed for cooking. Sprinkle the sliced onion of the foil in a single layer and top with the bluefish. Now, drizzle with the wine and olive oil; generously season with salt and pepper. Cook in a preheated grill, covered, until done. The fish can also be baked in a 375-degree oven until done.

  • Place the fish and onions to the food processor; reserve the cooking liquid. Pulse ten times.

  • Transfer the mixture into a bowl. Mix in the reserved cooking liquid. Then stir in the mustard and mayonnaise. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

  • Time-Saving Tip: Instead of catching your bluefish, buy a couple of small fillets at your local fish store.


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