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A bowl of fish chowder topped with cheese, oyster crackers and chives.

MKE Fish Chowder

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7464" img_size="450 x 350" style="vc_box_rounded"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITlT-hdKML4" el_width="80" title="We made MKE Fish Chowder for our friends at the Urban Ecology Center. Watch the show. "][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Add a Milwaukee swagger to New England-style chowder. Ingredients 3 slices bacon (MKE recommendation: Patrick Cudahy thick sliced sweet apple-wood bacon) 2...

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This is a photograph of seared fish accented by asparagus, lemon, potatoes and dill on a green plate.

Titus’ Quick Pan-fried Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="6604" img_size="full"][vc_column_text] Serves 2 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]Titus Seilheimer is a fisheries outreach specialist at Wisconsin Sea Grant. Says Titus, “With a few basic ingredients and tools, you can make a great fish dinner. I use the same basic preparation for my fish, and then cook depending on...

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Chipotle Grilled Fish Tacos with Cilantro Slaw

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="6531" img_size="full"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Ingredients: 1 - Large fish fillet sliced into taco-manageable pieces, approx. 1" x 2" (salmon, rainbow trout, lake trout, lake whitefish and cisco are good options) 16 - Flour tortillas 1 - Chipotle pepper, chopped 1 tsp. - Sauce from chipotle pepper can 1 - Clove...

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Great Lakes Almondine

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="6528" img_size="full"][vc_column_text] Serves 2 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Ingredients: 4 fillets trout --- or most other Great Lakes species 1 cup milk 1 t salt 1/8 t black pepper ½ cup flour 8 T butter ½ cup almonds, finely chopped Directions: Dip fillets in milk seasoned with salt and pepper. Coat with flour. Melt 4 teaspoons butter...

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Fish Fillets with Lime

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="6510" img_size="full"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Ingredients: 4 fillets (any species) ½ cup flour 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp fresh lime juice 6 tbsp cold butter cut into 1" pieces ¼ cup sliced scallions ¼ cup chopped pistachios 5 tbsp oil Directions: Dry fish and dredge in flour. Sauté in oil until golden (~6 min per...

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San Diego Fisherman’s Chili

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="6508" img_size="full"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] (Great Lakes substitution: any firm fish plus shellfish) Ingredients   2 tbls olive oil 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp chili powder 2 medium jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 ½ pounds of firm fish cut into bite-size pieces 1 pound of shellfish White Chili 3 tablespoons...

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Rosalia’s Barbequed Fish

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="6501" img_size="full"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Time to get creative in the kitchen! Starter ingredients (quantities are up to you and your taste buds): Breadcrumbs Parmesan Cheese Salt Pepper Dried Oregano Olive Oil Whitefish or trout Directions: First - make a mixture you think is yummy out of breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and dried oregano. Mix...

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Easy Ginger Soy Grilled Fish

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="7080" img_size="full"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Ingredients: ¼ cup honey ½ cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 2-3 cloves of garlic (chopped or crushed) 1 cup olive oil 3 tbs. apple cider, white or rice vinegar 1 ½ to 2 lbs of firm fish (lake whitefish, lake trout, steelhead/rainbow trout) Garnish with sesame...

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Vern Hacker’s Fish Chowder

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text] Serves 3 gallons [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Ingredients:   5 pounds white potatoes, preferably Idaho 1 onion, 3-inch diameter 1 3/4 tablespoon salt 4 pounds boned fish (thaw if frozen) 28-ounce can of whole tomatoes 1/4 pounds soda crackers, reduced to meal in blender--add hot water to make a slurry 51-ounce can of tomato soup 3/4 tablespoons...

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Poached Fish Fillets with Cheese Sauce

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="6505" img_size="full"][vc_column_text] Serves 2-4 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text] Ingredients:   1 pound fillets 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons sherry 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt dash of pepper 1 tablespoon flour 3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated   Directions:   Put 3/4 cup of milk, sherry, Worcestershire, salt and pepper into skillet, mix and heat to simmer. Add fish fillets,...