How to Cook Amberjack

When you charter a fishing trip with Charter Fishing in Destin, Florida, one of the fish we often catch are amberjack. Now, some fishers prefer to bring their catches home, clean and cook them on their own. Others are on vacation and want someone else to do the hard work of cooking your amberjack.

At Charter Fishing, our hope that you’ve enjoyed the trip doesn’t stop when you get off the boat; we want to make sure that you enjoy the fish you catch as much as you enjoy the catching!

First of all, let’s talk about amberjack. Known for its mild, sweet flavor and buttery flesh, amberjack became popular in the 1980s and 1990s when red drum was determined to be overfished, and amberjack was suggested as an alternative. At Charter Fishing in Destin, we bottomfish for amberjack, as well as snapper and Grouper.

If you want to cook your fish yourself, the first thing you need to do is clean it. Instructables has some great instructions on how to remove the spine, bones, scales, and then filet the fish to prepare it for most cooking methods. HEB offers some basic methods for cooking your fish, from baking to frying to poaching.

Our crew has a great deal of experience preparing all of the fish we catch; if you’re not sure which cooking method will do the best job of bringing out the fresh and exciting flavor of your fish, just ask. We’re happy to offer tips and advice.

Several fish filets cook in a frying pan

But if you’re not inclined to cook your fish yourself, that’s just fine. Captain Mike Whitley has been in the Destin, Florida, area for many years, and has a variety of suggestions for what to do if you want to continue to the luxury of your fishing trip by having someone clean and cook your fish for you. Dewey Destin’s is Captain Mike’s favorite place to recommend. Last time we asked, they cleaned and cooked fish for around $12 a pound, and offered four cooking methods: blackened, bronzed, fried and grilled. They also have the absolute best fried shrimp in town.

On the Pescador III, our goal is always to make sure that you have a fantastic time fishing with us, whether you’re joining us for four hours or forty-eight. That’s why we make sure that our charter fee includes all the fishing equipment, bait, and storage that you need for your catches. We suggest that you bring food and beverages for your trip, but otherwise, we will take care of all of your needs. And we know that while catching game fish is fun, knowing what to do with them next is also crucial, which is why we make sure to offer you suggestions and tips on how to enjoy your catch even after your trip is done.

When you’re looking for the kind of charter fishing company in Destin, Florida, that can take you out for all the fish you want to catch, and then show you how to cook your amberjack, or other fish, choose Captain Mike, the Pescador III, and Charter Fishing in Destin. Captain Mike has been on the water in the Gulf since the 1980s, and delights in helping Destin residents and vacationers find the right places to find the fish they’re looking for. With special discounts for military and emergency services, we do everything we can to make your trip affordable. Contact us today to find out what fish are in season, and book your trip!