How to Cook Smoked River Cobbler

Save

Smoked river cobbler is a freshwater fish of the catfish genus indigenous to Southeast Asia. Similar to catfish, river cobbler works well with several cooking methods, including frying and roasting. It also lends itself capably to roulades, a classic French preparation that entails rolling the fish around a filling. As a mild-tasting fish, the smoky river cobbler successfully accompanies a broad range of flavors, such as sour and sweet or piquant and spicy.

Roulade

  • Create a filling for the roulade. Fillings that work well with smoked river cobbler include chopped dill, sautéed vegetables, butter and lemon zest, or Roma tomatoes, fresh parsley, roasted garlic, shallots and extra virgin olive oil.

  • Place the smoked river cobbler filet on a cutting board. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the filling down the length of the filet, leaving about a half-inch space on each side.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll the filet around the filling and secure with a wooden skewer. Place the roulades in an oiled baking dish and place in the oven. Bake the river cobbler for approximately 20 minutes or until the fish has a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fried

  • Create a seasoned breading for the smoked river cobbler. Similar to that which woul be used with other freshwater fish, a breading mixture of all-purpose flour (or yellow cornmeal), cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper works well with river cobbler. Place the breading mixture on a plate in an even layer.

  • Rinse the filets, pat dry with paper towels and place in a shallow baking dish of buttermilk. Add four tbsp. olive oil to a deep skillet and place over medium-high heat.

  • Remove the filets one at a time from the buttermilk and dredge both sides in the seasoned flour. Place them on a sheet pan to dry for five minutes.

  • Gently place the filets in the skillet and fry for six to seven minutes on each side or until golden brown. Do not overcrowd the skillet – it lowers the overall temperature of the oil too rapidly, causes the fish to cook slower and creates steam, which results in a mushy final product.

Roasted

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, rinse the smoked river cobbler with cool water and dry with paper towels.

  • Coat the filets with olive oil and season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • Place the filets in the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until they reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How to Make Blueberry Cobbler

    A spiced blueberry cobbler recipe using cardamom and orange blossom water. Variations, including one with figs, are also included.

  • How to Steam Fish and Seafood

    For those people trying to watch their calories and fat intake, steamed fish or seafood is a wonderful meal option. Just follow...

  • How to Cook Freshwater Shrimp

    One of the most enjoyed delicacies of the world is shrimp. Not all shrimp start out as the flavorful choices we make...

  • How to Cook Whiting Fish

    Whiting fish is a delicate fish that can move from a wonderful dish to a watery mush in no time flat. The...

  • How to Pan Fry Tasty Perch Fillets

    If you want to cook a tasty perch fillet without using batter and a deep fryer, follow this simple process of dredging...

  • How to Smoke Catfish

    Smoking is a process that involves cooking meat at a slower temperature over a relatively long period of time. Wood is traditionally...

  • How to Cook Drum Fish

    Drum fish are a mostly bottom-dwelling species of fish often found in shallow, tropical waters. These fish are popular as game as...

  • River Restaurants in Atlanta

    Atlanta is a popular destination for tourists and for business travelers. This Southern City is a mecca for sports fans that want...

  • How to Make the Cherry Cobbler Mixed Drink

    The Cherry Cobbler is a mixed drink with gin that's easy to make at home. Our professional bartender will show you how.

Related Searches

Check It Out

13 Delicious Thanksgiving Sides That'll Make Turkey Insignificant

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!