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Best Fish to catch for Eating in Palm Beach Gardens

Snapper Fishing in Palm Beach Gardens

Snapper is a delicious, firm white fish with a light flavor often caught when deep sea fishing.  It is also a crowd favorite due to the endless culinary possibilities it presents.  Snapper can be fried, grilled, braised, steamed, or seared and is a go-to fish for many barbecues.

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Try pairing snapper with red new potatoes or asparagus.  To keep things simple, cut up a few red bell peppers and avocadoes and enjoy snapper with this simple light salad.  A full-bodied Chardonnay brings out the fish’s light flavor, though Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc can work in a pinch.




Saltwater Fishing for Grouper

Grouper is another flaky white fish best prepared with a light marinade so as not to overpower the taste of this highly revered fish.  After a successful day of deep sea fishing, try making a simple marinade of lemon, ginger, salt, pepper and a splash of olive oil.  Let the fish soak in this marinade for about 30 minutes before cooking.

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While steaming and frying grouper both work, broiling seems to be the preferred method.  Pair the fish with a lightly sautéed side of summer vegetables.  Put a bit of olive oil in a pan, add a little salt and garlic, chop up and add onion and throw in some zucchini to create an easy side that is sure to please.  Add a bottle of Chenin Blanc and enjoy!



Offshore Fishing for Mahi-Mahi

Mahi-mahi is loved all throughout Palm Beach Gardens for its sweet flavor and firm texture.  Much like snapper, mahi-mahi can be served in a variety of ways including fried, grilled, braised, steamed, or seared.  Mahi-mahi is excellent in a slightly sweet marinade or teriyaki sauce.  When looking for a complimentary side dish, focus on fruits instead.  Grilled pineapple or pears make a wonderful addition to the flavor of this fish.  A glass of Torrontés is the finishing touch needed to perfect the meal.

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Fishing for Cobia in Palm Beach Gardens

Cobia is a common offshore fishing catch and less oily than others.  It works splendidly when making sashimi.  The fish also absorbs added flavors easily and tends to taste best when prepared with a little kick.  Try coating cobia with a chili rub then grilling or searing for a few minutes on each side.  Paring this delectable fish with a three bean salad or even horseradish-infused coleslaw is pure perfection.  Add a bottle of Riesling and this meal is complete.

Hunting for Triggerfish with a Fishing Guide

Triggerfish is a mild tasting fish with a little sweetness to it; but finding these critters can prove difficult and may require the assistance of a fishing guide.  Let triggerfish sit in a marinade of garlic and honey before throwing in a pan for a few minutes to sear on either side.  Some of the best triggerfish side dishes include sugar snap peas or a simple fruit salad.  White wines with a little sweetness work well with triggerfish and a White Zinfandel is always a good choice.

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Deep Sea Fishing for Wahoo

Similar in taste to the mackerel caught when saltwater fishing, wahoo is an oily fish often enjoyed with simple seasonings.  Make a rub out of olive oil, soy sauce, salt, pepper and a little lime, then let it sear on both sides until the middle flakes when a fork is interested.  Caramelized onion with bell pepper thrown in makes for a great side dish to wahoo, as does a Cajun style rice dish.  Pair it with a Cabernet Franc and enjoy how the arrays of flavors seem to meld together in pure perfection.

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