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Fresh Yellowtail Fried Hamachi

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Looking for fresh yellowtail to catch and cook? California's fall yellowtail fishing can be easier than you think. All you have to do is follow the bait. As winter approaches the barometric pressure drops and the baitfish spend a lot more time on the bottom of the sea floor. That’s where you’ll find the yellowtail.

And when you do, I've got an easy yellowtail recipe that's full of flavor and takes no more than 15 minutes to make. My new fresh yellowtail fried hamachi recipe is a classic Japanese approach for frying yellowtail. Pan frying medallions of yellowtail fillets and vegetables at the same time. While bathing them in soy sauce and lime juice. The fish and vegetables turn out amazing and the sauce is to die for!!

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My buddy Brian loving his fresh yellowtails.

Thinking about having some of that fresh caught yellowtail as sushi or sashimi without first freezing the fillets? Think again. Learn all about parasites and your fish, watch my Safe Practices For Handling Fish video.

Fresh Yellowtail Fried Hamachi (serves 3)

1 pound yellowtail fillet

6 jalapeños (small sweet peppers optional)

6 small vine ripe tomatoes

1-2 tablespoons of soy sauce

1/2 lime juiced

Kosher salt

Cracked black pepper

2-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

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Start Making The Fried Hamachi

1. Start by heating a large frying pan over a medium high heat with 2-3 tablespoons olive oil.

2. Once hot, add the jalapeños and whole tomatoes. After 3 minutes, roll the jalapeños and tomatoes, and now add the fish fillets into the same frying pan. After a minute or two, flip the fish fillets and then add the soy sauce and lime juice into the hot frying pan. Immediately add a cover onto the pan and cook for two minutes more.

3. Now plate up the fish with some fried vegetables while spooning the frying pan sauces over each plate. Enjoy!


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KITCHEN GADGETS & INGREDIENTS FOR THIS RECIPE 🌶 ➤ Teflon Platinum Safe Coating Frying Pan 12-inch ➤ Shun Japanese 7-inch Hollow Ground Knife ➤ Ex-Large Bamboo Cutting Board 18"x14" ➤ Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2L

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT USED 🎥 ➤ Canon EOS 70D Food Photography & Video ➤ GoPro HERO4 Black

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I'm a fisherman and a cook, and I love to do both. My name is Yanni and welcome to my website, Fisherman's Belly. Here, using your fresh fish and everyday ingredients, you can learn to cook hand-crafted easy fish recipes. 

See you on the water and in the kitchen. Yanni

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