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King George Whiting Recipe

Brian Kennett

Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Foodie Extraordinaire

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Pan-Fried Whiting Fish Recipes & Baked Whiting Fish Recipes

Back to some piscatorial recipes for the Wifey, #1 and Strawberry Blonde. But, not just one King George Whiting Recipe, as today I am giving you two in one to add to your very own Pan-Fried Whiting Fish Recipes and Baked Whiting Fish Recipes. I’ll be explaining what temp to fry fish and how long to bake whiting fish, so read on.

I had bought some amazing King George Whiting fillets from my mate Shaun at Butcher Box Joo Chiat, and thought it’s about time to use them so I came up with two new recipes using bits and pieces I had in the fridge and created two amazing, but simple King George Whiting Recipes.

The King George Whiting Recipe is a dish that is best made from fresh seafood. You can buy frozen, of course, but I would always be favouring fresh seafood in any recipe in fact.

I remember days back in Melbourne watching Rex Hunt’s Fishing Adventures. A bearded fisherman who always used to kiss the fish that he caught, which is a rather strange thing to do. Rex and his mate, Bushy (because of his monster moustache), used to then do some cooking, and one of their absolute favourite fish was King George Whiting because of its versatility and taste of course.

Perhaps after trying our Whiting fish recipes you’ll be kissing the fish as well? 

You never know…

This recipe has many benefits, including that it is easy to follow and produces consistently good results.

These George Whiting Recipes are delicious dishes that are perfect for any occasion. They are easy to make and can be enjoyed by all types of people (that enjoy fish, of course).

First, let's have some ISLIFEARECIPE-dia about Whiting Fillets AKA Whitey Fish

Sillagos and spotted whitings are both common names for the coastal marine fish Sillaginidae, which includes the King George whiting (Sillaginodes punctatus). In its native habitat, which extends from Jurien Bay in Western Australia to Botany Bay in New South Wales in the east, the King George whiting is an Australian endemic. There is only one species of King George whiting in the family Sillaginidae, the smelt-whiting family, and the only one in the genus Sillaginodes.

Spot patterns and elongated shape separate this species from other Australian whitings, making it easily identifiable.

When they’re adults, King George whiting can be found in bays and other protected waterways over sand and seagrass beds. Crustaceans, polychaete worms, molluscs, and fish are also prey for this benthic carnivore.

An important commercial fishery based on the King George whiting is worth an estimated five million Australian dollars per year. Anglers love the whiting for its sports and culinary features, making it a popular target for recreational fishing.

It’s one of the world’s most memorable Piscatorial culinary experiences. Grassy, sensual, and with a subtle sweetness.

If you add a little clarified butter  and citrus to it while cooking, it becomes pure paradise.

You’ll love the first of our Whiting fish recipes as that is with browned butter and citrus which is heavenly. Is it Safe to Consume Whiting Fish? NOAA says whiting fish is an excellent source of B vitamins, magnesium and protein. In a 100-gram portion, there are 90 calories, 18 grams of protein, and about 1 gram of fat in the whiting (the typical filet size).

NOAA says whiting fish is an excellent source of B vitamins, magnesium and protein. In a 100-gram portion, there are 90 calories, 18 grams of protein, and about 1 gram of fat in the whiting (the typical filet size).

Whiting and King George Whiting recipes are plentiful because it is such a versatile fish.

You could gut it, oil and season it and throw it on the BBQ or grill, maybe stuffing the cavity with some lemon and fresh herbs.

You could equally fillet it, leaving the skin on to give a crisp side for texture but also to protect from the direct heat of the grill or BBQ.

You can bake it, pan-fry it, deep fry it, batter it, and the list goes on. It’s a delicate, but firm whitey fish that you can do pretty much anything with.

Today, we share with you two King George Whiting Recipes.

1;  Is one of our baked Whiting fish recipes

2; One of our Whiting fish recipes baked version.

This is a good question because it really does depend on the fish, the thickness of the fillet, is it a whole fish, is it with skin on etc.

Today we’re sharing Whiting fish recipes, two of them including fried Whiting and we’ll show you what temp to fry fish in that recipe. Well how to fry Whiting that is, and this is a pan-fried Whiting recipe.

You’re very lucky today, as this question is answered below in our second Whiting fish recipe as that shows you baked Whiting fish recipes and how long to bake Whiting fish. Read on.

Whiting is a type of white fish that is often eaten in America. Some people believe that whiting is not as good to eat as other types of fish, but others believe that it is a good option. I am with the latter. It’s so versatile as you’ll see from the two recipes.

Is whiting a tasty fish?

Some people say that Whiting is a tasty fish, while others say it can be bland. Ignore the latter ones views and just follow my recipes and you’ll have a stunning plate of delicious fish.

Leaving on the Whiting skin is a common ingredient found in many seafood dishes and recipes. Many people are hesitant to eat whiting skin because they believe it is unhealthy. However, the whiting skin is not actually harmful to consume or unhealthy. In fact the fish contains a high level of omega-3 fatty acids which are beneficial for your health.

How to cook whiting fillets with skin

Whiting fillets are a great choice for a healthy, low-carb meal. In this article, we’ll show you how to cook whiting fillets with skin on. The skin provides a protective barrier against the heat, and it also helps to keep the fish moist and juicy.

Whiting fillets are a type of fish that can be cooked in a variety of ways. In these particular recipes, the whiting fillets are cooked with their skin on. This will add flavour and provide a crispy crust to the fish. The fillets are first seasoned with salt and pepper, then they are pan-fried in oil until they are golden brown and cooked through.

A popular fishing spot for King George Whiting is Botany Bay, Australia

It's all about this rather delicious little beauty, the King George Whiting

King George Whiting Recipes

King George Whiting Fish Recipes

#1 King George Whiting Recipe Pan-Fried ‘w’ Breadcrumbs, Crushed Hazelnuts & Ghee

whiting fish recipes

To serve 3 people with this King George Whiting Recipe you will need the following;

  • 6 King George Whiting fillets with the skin on
  • 1/2 cup of crushed Hazelnuts
  • 2″ knob of Ghee or salted butter
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt & Kampot cracked black pepper
  • Finely sliced Spring onion tops for garnish

Here we go, you’ll now find out what temp to fry fish from our Whiting fillet recipes

  1. You’ll be pan-frying this one so get your Scanpan (if you have) out and on the gas hob
  2. Rinse the King George Whiting fillets in fresh water and pat dry
  3. Rub both sides of the Whiting fillets with a little Olive oil
  4. Season with sea salt & cracked Kampot black pepper
  5. Dust both sides with a little corn starch
  6. Sprinkle the skin side with the breadcrumbs and the crushed Hazelnuts
  7. Add a little Olive oil to the pan and pop in the Ghee and get that on the heat until hot & smoking
  8. Lay the Whiting fillets in meat side down and fry off until a nice brown crust shows and then use a fish slice to flip them over;
  9. When you flip them try to keep the Hazelnuts under the skin
  10. Continue to fry until all cooked through and the skin is crisped and the Hazelnuts are toasted
  11. Plate that up on a platter with skin side down and spoon over some toasted Hazelnuts and a little sliced Spring onion like the picture

#2 King George Whiting Fish Recipes Baked 'w' Citrus

grilled king george whiting recipe

To serve 3 people with this King George Whiting Recipe you will need the following;

  • 6 King George Whiting double-fillets with the skin on still
  • 2 fresh lemons cut into slices
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt & cracked Kampot black pepper
  • A yellow sweet pepper that you simply chop into small pieces for garnish

Here we go, you’ll now find out how long to bake Whiting fish in this simple Whiting fish recipes

  1. You’ll be baking this one so you’ll need a little roasting tray
  2. Rinse the fillets in fresh water and pat dry
  3. Lay the sliced lemons in the tray
  4. Drizzle Olive oil on both sides of the Whiting fish fillets
  5. Season both sides with sea salt & cracked Kampot black pepper;
  6. Lay the Whiting fillets on top of the lemon slices
  7. Pop the roasting tray into the oven at 170 degrees for about 10-15 minutes until cooked through (stab a thick piece with a sharp knife and place on your top lip, if hot all the way along = perfectly cooked)
  8. Plate that up on a platter with skin side down, lay some of the lemons on top and a sprinkle of the finely chopped sweet pepper

If you enjoyed these these Pan Fried Whiting Recipes & Baked Whiting Fish Recipes why not try some of our other Piscatorial offerings

  1. NZ Fresh Mussels, Monkfish & Japanese A5 Wagyu – Let’s start with some absolute decadence shall we? This is a WOW dinner for your family or guests
  2. Homemade Fish and Chips Recipe – get yourself back to being a kid on the British seaside by cooking up this stunner
  3. Cambodian Fish Curry in a Coconut – a recipe I did indeed learn in Cambodia, the infamous Amok Curry 

There you go a two-in-one Whiting Fish Recipes blog for this amazing fish. It’s quality for cooking with, and really clean and simple if you buy the pre-prepared Whiting fillets (keep the skin on). Give Shaun a bell at Butcher Box Joo Chiat and get yourself some of these King George Whiting fillets. It’s firm like Snapper with a non-fishy, non-oily texture. Pan-fry, shallow-fry, deep-fry, roast, bake, poach, you name it, you could do it to this fish. And from what I heard in the feedback from my crew was that both Whiting fish recipes were delicious. TWO King George Whiting Recipes.

ENJOY!!!

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