Fresh from the Water: Tasty Recipes for Your Next Fishing Adventure

Are you a fishing enthusiast looking to make the most out of your catch? Look no further! The Deck at Island Gardens has got you covered with some delicious recipes that will elevate your next fishing trip to a whole new level.

Whether you’re reeling in a fresh catch of the day or simply looking to enjoy some seafood, these recipes are sure to impress your taste buds. From grilled fish tacos to crispy fried calamari, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into some mouth-watering recipes that will make your next fishing adventure one to remember.

Grilled Fish Tacos


– 1 lb fresh fish fillets

– 1 tbsp olive oil

– 1 tsp cumin

– 1 tsp chili powder

– Salt and pepper to taste

– 8 small corn tortillas

– 1 cup shredded cabbage

– 1 avocado, sliced

– 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

– Lime wedges for serving


1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

3. Brush the fish fillets with the spice mixture and grill for 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

4. Warm the corn tortillas on the grill for about 30 seconds per side.

5. To assemble the tacos, place a few pieces of grilled fish on each tortilla, top with shredded cabbage, avocado slices, and cilantro.

6. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

Crispy Fried Calamari


– 1 lb fresh calamari, cleaned and sliced into rings

– 1 cup buttermilk

– 1 cup flour

– 1 tsp salt

– 1/2 tsp pepper

– Vegetable oil for frying

– Lemon wedges for serving


1. Place the calamari rings in a bowl and pour buttermilk over them. Let them soak for 30 minutes.

2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, and pepper.

3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 375°F.

4. Dredge the buttermilk-soaked calamari rings in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.

5. Fry the calamari in batches for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

6. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

7. Serve hot with lemon wedges on the side.


Q: Can I use frozen fish for these recipes?

A: While fresh fish is always preferred, you can use frozen fish if that’s what you have available. Just make sure to thaw it properly before cooking.

Q: Are these recipes suitable for outdoor cooking?

A: Absolutely! These recipes are perfect for cooking outdoors, whether you’re grilling by the lake or frying up some calamari at your campsite.

Q: Can I use different types of fish for the tacos?

A: Of course! Feel free to use your favorite type of fish for the tacos. Just make sure it’s a firm-fleshed fish that can hold up well on the grill.

In conclusion, these tasty recipes are perfect for any fishing adventure, whether you’re out on the water or cooking up your catch at home. So, next time you’re planning a fishing trip, be sure to give these recipes a try for a delicious and satisfying meal.

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