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Fresh yellowtail ideas?

A friend just gave my husband some yellowtail that was caught two days ago. I have no experience with this fish, but I know I won't have time to cook it until the day after tomorrow. I am wondering a) if it'll be OK in the fridge until then (caught on a Tuesday, cooked the following Saturday), and b) if any of you can share your ideas on what to do with it (especially interested in hearing how it does on the grill).

Kristen W. is a trusted home cook.

asked about 4 years ago
7 answers 4649 views
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added about 4 years ago

Poke. It's a Hawaiian dish. Just google "Poke recipe" and I'm sure you'll find a good one.

Pronounced Po-Kay.

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added about 4 years ago

Marinate it in some miso, mirin, sake and sugar. Leave in the fridge for a few days. I usually do 2-3, but could be 5 days. Then bake or broil.

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added about 4 years ago

Yellowtail tuna or snapper. Love them both

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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added about 4 years ago

Yellowtail is a slightly oily fish (in a good way---your Omega 3's). Terrific on the grill brushed with olive oil, squeeze of lemon, sea salt and pepper. It doesn't need anything more than that. Just don't cook it over briquettes unless you like the taste of petroleum.
I'm a bit concerned that after five days out of the ocean it's going to be a little "tired."

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Kristen W.

Kristen W. is a trusted home cook.

added about 4 years ago

Pierino, should it be cooked all the way through?

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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added about 4 years ago

Cooked through? Yes. It should be kind of flaky.

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Kristen W.

Kristen W. is a trusted home cook.

added about 4 years ago

Thanks for the ideas, all. I'm going to (gulp) entrust my husband with cooking the fish since I won't be home to do it and four days out of the sea seems better than five. He's going to try the grilling option, since it sounds yummy and that's what he's most comfortable with.