pan-fried Northern pike

various dates

The only way I can get pike here in Deming , NM is by having it shipped in frozen. The supplier of this fish recommends not to thaw before cooking. In my personal experience, Northern pike to become rather chewy if not thawed out first.

A. pan-fried Northern pike

2018-03-05

I have always found it difficult to cook Northern pike. It often gets tough and rubbery, and doesn't taste very pleasant anymore. I was already making Seafood Soup and decided to slow-thaw the fish in the warm soup first, with the soup off the heat. I then pan-fried it with a generous helping of Old Bay spices. When serving the soup, I added some crumbled pan-fried fish. That was quite good.

INGREDIENTS

This is what you need for 2 servings:

  • 1.5 lbs. northern pike steaks
  • S&P
  • Old Bay spices
Pic1: it looks like this

Directions

 

Pic2: frozen northern pike
Pic3: pan-fried
Pic4: add some fish to the seafood soup

B. Spanish-fried spicy Northern pike

2016-09-01

This cooking method is also known as Spanish (deep-) frying: heat about 1/4 to ½ ” cooking oil in a frying pan and constantly ladle the hot oil over the food. This gives a nice crisp outside with a moist interior. Of all the methods I have tried for cooking pike, this one gave the nicest crust with a still-moist interior.

INGREDIENTS

This is what you need for 2 servings:

  • 1.5 lb. pike steaks 12 oz. each
  • olive oil
  • S&P
  • soy sauce
  • hot pepper sauce
Pic1: spicy Northern pike

Directions

 

 

Pic2: Spanish-frying
Pic3: served
Pic4: just right