Sautéed Lake Fish with Creamy Wild Mushrooms
This fast, simple recipe is the perfect solution for a weeknight dinner when great, lake-caught fish is available. And with some more ambitious plating, notes chef Andrew Zimmern, it can be your go-to dish for entertaining. The creamy wild mushroom sauce would also pair well with saltwater fish like snapper, monkfish, or sea bass. Zimmern likes to serve his catch with savoy cabbage cooked quickly with caraway and lemon. Slideshow: More Whitefish Recipes
This firm-fleshed white fish is prized for its caviar, but there's no need to shell out for the eggy delicacy if you want to sample a sturgeon. The fillets are also quite delicious with dense, steak-like meat that holds up well on a grill or in a smoker. Since many species of wild sturgeon are endangered, look for sustainably farmed fish before you buy. Here, our best recipes featuring sturgeon including a delicious onion dip and a poached fillet.
Smoked Sturgeon with Caviar and Everything Bagel Crumbs
This simplified version of Daniel Humm’s whimsical appetizer at NYC’s Eleven Madison Park has store-bought smoked sturgeon, hackleback caviar and rye crackers. Slideshow: More Chef Recipes Made Easy