Bluefish doesn't have to taste fishy! Here's a recipe that will win thumbs-up even from people who say they don't like fish. It's like crab cakes, made with bluefish instead of crabmeat. Garnish with a sprig of parsley and a slice of lemon.



Recipe Summary

30 mins
20 mins
5 mins
55 mins
6 patties


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Trim dark parts from the fish and discard. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; drop fillets in and cook until white and flaky, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool, about 5 minutes. Flake with a fork.

  • Mix panko, eggs, red bell pepper, onion, celery, mustard, seafood seasoning, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper into the bowl with the flaked fish. Stir in 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon at a time, just until mixture holds together. Form into 6 equal-size patties.

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer patties carefully to the skillet. Fry, turning once, until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

  • Whisk together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, minced garlic, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning. Serve aioli sauce alongside patties.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; protein 18.7g 37% DV; carbohydrates 9.1g 3% DV; fat 31.6g 49% DV; cholesterol 117.3mg 39% DV; sodium 663mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I followed this recipe exactly and it was by far the best thing I’ve ever made with bluefish. If you are skeptical about eating bluefish, go with this recipe. Everyone raved over them. I didn’t even tell my guests what kind of fish it was—I made them guess. Be sure to bleed the bluefish soon after catching it. Prepping the fish properly can make or break its taste. Read More