Which seafood substitute can I use to replace lobster when I'm cooking? Begin by covering a broiling pan with aluminum foil. Monkfish are known as the “poor man’s lobster ,” since monkfish taste like lobster , at a fraction of the price. I appreciate this brand new take on preparing cod, so thank you Sara, for sharing. This made me really bummed because lobster and shrimp are favorites of mine. If you enjoy it, then YES, I would definitely substitute this cod for the lobster. Pickling spices, of course! Cook 10-12 minues in toaster oven or oven. Best to use 2nd, not top positioned rack, to avoid smoke detector going off. It’s Vietnamese catfish and supposedly is not good for you (because of how it is raised). Every time my husband and I are out for a special dinner my mouth starts watering at the thought of this scrumptious delicacy (I live in the Midwest remember) being on the restaurant’s specials board. I am not a lobster fan, but I AM a Wisconsinite, and grew up on Poor Mans Lobster. Will definitely be making again! I love that it starts with frozen fish, too! The big problem with this fish is that it grows so slowly: some can live 100 years! One hopes to read honest reviews after they tried it. I made two bowls of sugar water because inky 4 cods would fit in one pan. I agree, Annette. 5. Do you know if this would work with other types of fish? Yes, I boiled it while still frozen. My wife and I really enjoy the seafood stuffed mushrooms when dinning at Red Lobster and liking to cook wanted to make some homemade ones. We’ve already decided we must make this recipe again very soon. Tried it for the first time for dinner today, loved it!!! Uncooked orange roughy will have a pearly white meat, with the skin side sometimes showing a orange to brown color. Hi Jill! Sorry it wasn’t to your liking. Thank you for posting this recipe my bf loved it and he’s picky about food. Thank you!! Will definitely save this recipe! In fact this is how i found this recipe. I made it with half the sugar and salt. Should I adjust the water, sugar, salt ratios if I am only preparing 1 lb. https://www.pinterest.com/stavisseafoods/orange-roughy-recipes Oh, I’m so glad! So the decimation roughy suffered in the 1980s won't heal fast. Teaching my kids now how many substitutes and options they have. Full Flavored Delicate Fish & Seafood Atlantic mackerel. Rate this recipe I had to find an alternative and came across your blog post. I’ve never made a roll with the poor man’s lobster but your ideas sound delicious, Sue. Hi Sara, I stumbled across this recipie when looking for a new way to cook frozen cod since I love to cook it but thawing creates a bit of a mess. So I thought I would make up a fish tasting chart for other readers to use as a reference. Flavor-wise, the fish is very mild, so it’s receptive to many different preparations. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The way this cod is prepared brings out the freshness in the seafood with no “fishy” taste. The sugar is what gives the fish the sweetness of lobster. Since I am on a diet that allows no red meat, only chicken, fish and occasional pork, I will be eating this alot! Amy, thanks so much for sharing instructions for preparation in your NuWave oven! Monkfish, also known as goosefish or angelfish, can reach up to 4 feet long. P.S. It’s a family favorite in our home. Thank you for posting this! Hi Sara thanks for the recipe and tip, will definitely try it. White and mild, Orange roughy was the tilapia of its day—only it was wildly overfished from the deep ocean. You can also put in some sliced mushrooms. How to make it: In a medium bowl, combine the fish , ginger garlic paste, white pepper, and 1 tsp lemon juice. I’m going to have to try monkfish. Orange roughy can be cooked by almost any method and substituted for other mild-flavored, white-fleshed fish such as cod, haddock, and halibut. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I would put it in at 400°F for 10-13 minutes, depending on the size of fillets. Alaskan halibut and Atlantic cod is said to taste similar if its prepared correctly. Standard Names: Orange Roughy. Frankly anything is good dipped in melted butter…Try something else…an Asian sauce, olive tapenade, a small bit of lemon preserves if you need the sugar. My mom made this back in the 60’s and we all enjoyed it. Just made this – delicious, and since I didn’t “dip” in butter, it was rather healthy with a small salad. […]. Orange roughy Why it's bad: Orange Roughy has been so overfished that many restaurant chains still refuse to serve it. If you want to use less butter, fine. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Monkfish. As a Messianic Jew, I know exactly what you mean. Learn how your comment data is processed. Instead it’s always “can I substitute this for that”, “I don’t have this ingredient” and “I changed the recipe this way” or “I’m on a diet, can’t eat fat or sugar or I’m allergic to…”. Cod is delicious pan sauteed, or fried, steamed or pretty much any way you cook it it has a lobster like taste. Orange roughy. Shape the foil to the grooves of your pan to catch the excess liquid and spray with foil with nonstick spray. We can’t have sugar…Can I leave it out or substitute something else?? And lobster is typically … Squeeze some lemon juice over the top. Cooked monkfish doesn’t flake like most fish: They’re juicy, with a nice bite and a texture similar to that of a cooked lobster. I just made this the other night for our family again. I might try it again with cod, but probably not. Let me know how it turns out! Meh. Further, it tends to be high in mercury levels. Monkfish Taste : Monkfish is valued for its firm, lean, bright-white flesh and mild, sweet flavor , without the “fishy” taste many people associate with eating fish. It looks awesome. People who don’t even like fish, like this recipe, and it’s been known to please even the pickiest eaters – AKA my children. They are large bottom -feeding fish which are slow growing and slow to reproduce – only starting to breed when about 10 years old. I was curious if the cod would work as one of the ingredients for the stuffing along with the crab meat, minced garlic, seasoned croutons and topped with mozzarella cheese. Holy Cats is this good!!!! You could try adjusting the ingredients, but you’ll want to make sure you cover the cod with the water mixture regardless of how many pieces of fish you’re preparing. There are 205 grams of carbs per serving? May 25, 2007 — The FDA today warned consumers not to buy or eat monkfish because it may actually be puffer fish containing a potentially lethal toxin called tetrodotoxin. When the fish turns an opaque white, you’ll want to pull the fillets out of the oven. how long do you boil the fish if it is not frozen? Sara, thank you for sharing this recipe and also the pictures for is visual learner! The raw flesh is off-white to pale gray, covered with a blue-gray membrane; cooked meat is white. It’s one of our family favorites! Pour the water mixture over the fillets. Well, to turn my frown upside down I’ve learned how to make a mean broiled lobster tail for special occasions at home (buying and preparing it yourself costs roughly half of what you’d pay at a restaurant around here) and for a family dinner during the week, I opt for my tried and true broiled cod recipe we call Poor Man’s Lobster here in Wisconsin. Has a more tender texture than other lobster, with a distinct snap to the meat. Wow, that is a great idea. Mild Flavored Medium Textured Fish & Seafood I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Pour the water-mixture over the fish. Unless you cant do any sweeteners at all? I’ve been using this recipe for a few years now. Am I reading this correctly? I just looked it up and can’t in good conscious recommend it. Thank you for the recipe. This recipe turns out delicious with both cod and haddock! So glad I can now make baked fish at home. Bring to a boil and boil for only 10 minutes. I promise it will not taste “fishy” and your house will not reek of seafood for the next several days. I’m wondering if tilapia might be a bit too delicate for the boiling water process that’s used at the beginning of the recipe. Do you love lobster but hate the price tag? The way this seafood is prepared brings out the freshness in the cod with no “fishy” taste. Thank you! I enjoy cooking but am a lazy cook who is always looking for a short cut in recipes and than I wonder why it did not turn out? Mix together the water, sugar, and salt. It obviously isn’t lobster, but the taste and texture are similar especially if you’re dipping the cod in the drawn butter while enjoying. (& thanks so much for this! Would a 450* oven work? Just a quick “thank you” for this recipe. If not, that could have been the problem? Hope that makes sense. The way this seafood is prepared brings out the freshness in the cod with no “fishy” taste. I use olive oil with truffle salt and herbs de province. I know readers have used other kinds of fish. Seriously, why not find another recipe that suits you, or go to diet restricted sites? Simple Preparation Instructions: For best taste and texture, bake or broil the orange roughy fillets. I tried this with swai fillets tonight – turned out awesome, and the family loved it! Has anyone tried it without using the sugar? We threw out most of it. Why not start your own recipe vlog? So glad to hear that, Ed! Love lobster, and most shell fish so this FL girl is eager to see how this is. The tail meat, the only part of the fish that is used, is firm, dense and boneless. It obviously isn’t lobster, but the taste and texture are similar especially if you’re dipping the cod in the drawn butter while enjoying. Good luck! As Seafood Watch puts it: “Orange roughy lives 100 years or more–so the fillet in your freezer might be from a fish older than your grandmother!” Put some crab boil spices in water according to direction. Sprinkle on some lemon pepper seasoning and paprika. …MONKFISH is our go to now!!! Today, the FDA classifies monkfish as a good choice that you can eat once a week. Anchovy, herring, lingcod, moi, orange roughy, Atlantic ocean perch, Lake Victoria perch, yellow perch, European oyster, sea urchin. Wild Caviar. I am even more impressed that you have been responding to almost every reader’s comment for almost 4 years! This is so freaking awesome!!! This recipe is one of our family favorites as well! Sauces Cocktail Sauce – $2.50 Tartar Sauce – $2.99 Remoulade Sauce – $3.99. I can’t wait to hear how it all turned out, Linda! Thanks for the awesome recipe. I’ll be trying this this week! Let me know if you made it! Hi Patty, I don’t include nutritional information with my recipes. It’s very annoying and narcissistic. I spent summers in Maine and oh the lobster! As I have adopted the kosher/biblical way of not eating certain foods. Imported King Crab. She is visiting this coming week and my plan is to make this ahead and serve two ways: a) mayo based salad, and b) serve it hot on a toasted and buttered potato roll with drawn butter and chives. Or does it have to be cod? I was craving lobster or California rolls. I wasn’t born into it so I know what shellfish taste like so I won’t lie, I sometimes crave it but refuse to eat it. Hi Rudy! This recipe really does make cod taste like lobster! I used cod and flounder. I can’t wait to make it again and want to get it right next time. Orange Roughy is the poster child of unsustainable fishing in Australia, one that most consumers now know that they are meant to avoid. I made this for dinner tonight – we loved it! If you try it, please let me know what you think! Love this, Annette! I think next time I will reduce it even more, maybe 1/2 cup. Orange roughy is most commonly found at the depth of 590 to 5,910 ft. I’ve had other readers use Splenda for the recipe instead of sugar and they’ve been happy with the results, too! I followed it to the letter, chilled the cod turned lobster, and made lobster rolls with it. I love “Fish Fry Friday’s” and every week I wish there was a way I could make this at home. Sissy, that’s so strange it was soggy. It’s a family favorite in our home. Thanks! Hope your family loves this recipe as much as ours does! The cod, when prepared as instructed below, has the texture and consistency of lobster and tastes almost like the real thing. Why do you have this same picture under two different names, Natalie/Nariyah? Good luck and I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! I used fresh cod, but froze it for a couple hours prior to boiling. Allow to marinate for 15 minutes. Maine’s lobsters are broadly recognized as being the most delicious lobster in the world. Good luck and I hope you enjoy it! I have a question: could the cod be substituted for lobster in seafood stuffed mushrooms? This was the "it" fish of the 1980s. Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Here in Wisconsin, cod seems easier to find, however. As a Jewish gal, I don’t indulge in shellfish, but a co-worker kept talking about New England lobster rolls until my mouth began to water! Puppy gets baths weekly. Chilean sea bass . Poor Man’s Lobster is a recipe cheat that lets you dine like royalty without selling the castle. Kinda winged it…. It’s at least once a month on our menu. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain, and serve … I couldn’t believe how great this recipe is. The rule of thumb for pork roasts is to cook them 25 minutes per pound of meat at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Broil for about 7 minutes on low or until the fillets are opaque and flake with a fork. This is one of our favorite recipes and I may be biased, but I actually think this Poor Man’s Lobster beats out many of our finest supper clubs’ recipes. Squeeze some lemon juice over all of the fillets and put under the broiler for about 7 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. I have made this for years and did not use sugar but tied a small bag of pickling spices in the boiling water. Why it’s bad: Caviar from beluga and wild-caught sturgeon are susceptible to overfishing, but the species are also being threatened by an increase in dam building that pollutes the water in which they live. If you want to post your own recipe get your own blog and post it there. This was delicious! I will cut on the sugar next time but I am curious as to why the sugar?? Dip each nugget in butter. So glad you enjoyed it, Jane! One of the recipe card programs I had at one point automatically used to calculate that info but it never seemed to be accurate. You’re essentially just sweetening the water the fish boils in before you broil it. Thanks for sharing. The water-mixture should fully cover the fish, if it doesn’t add more water. Serve with melted butter. When I switched over to a new recipe card plug-in some strange things happened with the nutritional information on my posts. We just had it tonight, too!! I’ve never heard of swai, but now you have me interested! You could probably use almost any white fish fillets. I had poor mans lobster in AZ, I’m trying this for dinner, thanks so much for the recipe. I know, right?! Yep, you know what I’m talking about. Well, this recipe is the ticket because you don’t need to thaw the cod beforehand. I just rinse them for a minute under warm water. Overcook it and it turns rubbery,” says Lucia. If you do try the 450 degree oven, have a meat thermometer read and consistently take the temp while the cod filets bake. Red Snapper. Now add two tablespoons of salt and stir. Roll up your sleeves, get your ingredients together and let’s make some Poor Man’s Lobster! You’ll want the cod’s internal temp to be at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit. I’m also from Wisconsin, and have made this since the 1970’s. Orange Roughy . Not diet.. less sugar for us diabetes. Good luck and let me know how everything turns out! I’d rather not include it than provide inaccurate information. Just wanted to post as I’ve seen other commenters wondering about using other fish. That is awesome. You could probably cut the recipe in half if you’re only cooking two fillets. Required fields are marked *, Do you cook the chicken first in a stir fry? Making this again tomorrow. I can’t adjust my broiler heat, such as low, medium, high, etc. […], How long should I cook a pork roast per pound? Keep checking to see how the fillets are coming. Poor Man’s Lobster – What a great meal to put together for a dinner party or just a quiet night at home. Honestly there’s really no substitute for lobster unless you’re making a lobster sauce from lobster stock with no meat. I get so irritated reading comments for recipes anymore. This Wisconsin woman thanks you from the bottom of her midwestern heart. Tetrodotoxin isn’t destroyed by cooking, freezing, or other common methods of food preparation. Dry off with a paper towel. Source it at www.kaigourmet.com. It tastes like lobster . Cooking Orange Roughy The moderate oil content that the orange roughy has helps it … It’s one of our favorites! Can’t wait to try this and see what other great ideas you have to share . The only modification I made was used 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup Splenda. The fish can be cooked using a variety of … I normally will move my rack closer to the broiler. Your email address will not be published. If you began with frozen fillets, everything should have worked out fine. (I’m dieting). You know those days when dinner sneaks up on you or you’ve been at work all day and realize you never took any meat or fish out of the freezer to feed your family that evening? I had never broiled before but I’m so glad I did. (I’m providing this info just incase other out there might own a NuWave.) We have been using your recipe 4 years now, and always used Cod fish in the past with great results, HOWEVER… frozen cod fillets, 1 cup sugar, 6 cups water, 2 tablespoons salt, lemon pepper seasoning, paprika, 1/2 lemon and melted butter. And in a short while, these fish from down under were severely depleted due to sudden and massive overfishing, coupled with the fact that they don't reproduce until they're 20 years of age. Also, I have not used any salt in the water. Lobster Bisque – $14.99 quart Homemade Fish Stock – $3.99 quart. This error message is only visible to WordPress admins, Melted butter (to brush fillets and for dipping), Paprika and lemon-pepper seasoning to taste. Even my spouse approved. It’s particularly delicious with bright, acidic sauces. I still haven’t shared the best part of this recipe. Orange Roughy Fish with Fennel and Tomatoes 1 small fennel bulb, sliced thinly 2 tbspns olive oil 1 zucchini, sliced thinly 1 medium onion, chopped 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed salt 1 tspn dried thyme few twists black pepper 4 tbspns white wine 6 orange roughy fish fillets. In fact, I prefer NOT to thaw the cod when I make this. In December 2009, the World Wildlife Fund put the bluefin tuna on its “10 for 2010” list of threatened species, alongside the giant panda, tigers, and leatherback turtles. From Australia and New Zealand, our Roughy looks and prepares Read about en papilote, which is a great way to cook. Serve with melted butter. May 27, 2016 - Our Orange Roughy is a cold, deep water species that is rigorously managed through New Zealand's highly respected quota fishing laws. How does monk fish taste? Here is my observer. Love that it starts with frozen fish, such a time saver! — Taste like broiled fish. Hi Monique! This was excellent!! Let me know how you like it, Michelle! Thank you! Roughy looks and prepares like traditional flounder, yet possesses a succulent shellfish taste. Cover filets with cold water and add vinegar and salt. Beth. I always broil mine on low. This recipe really does make cod taste like lobster ! 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