whiting fish recipes

14 Easy And Satisfying Whiting Fish Recipes You Need To Try

Whiting is a delicately flavored fish with a distinct silver color, it has a slightly sweet flavor and light, firm meat that is also low in fat, making it a healthy option. Whiting is also very versatile and can be used in a range of cooking applications — roast it whole to serve on BBQ nights or fry it with some simple herbs and spices for a light dinner.

If you’ve reeled in a couple of whitings on your fishing trip or found whiting fillets at the store, try one of these ultra-satisfying whiting fish recipes for buttery delicious meals!

1. Bengali Fish Curry with Whiting/Lady Fish

This simple fish curry combines fish and potatoes with mustard seeds, onion seeds, spices, aromatics and garam masala. You will taste a burst of flavors with every bite! The earthy aromatic spices pair wonderfully with the sweet whiting. Smother a bowl of steaming rice with this fish curry to enjoy.

2. Crumbed Whiting Burgers with Cabbage Slaw and Coconut Mayo

Did you know you can prepare a mean burger using crisp, golden deep-fried whiting? This gourmet fish burger recipe uses mild-flavored whiting to give you loads of protein and omega-3 fatty acids for a healthy spin on the popular burger. Pair it with crunchy and tender cabbage slaw, coconut mayo, and a garnish of coriander, and dig in!

3. Easy Whiting Fish

This fish recipe is easy-to-make with just a handful of simple ingredients but still packs a punch of flavor! A mixture of butter, garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and zest is poured over the whiting. Once it is baked for about 12 minutes, garnish with parsley. While you can enjoy this fork-tender fish on its own, it tastes best when served with a side of your veggies, potato dish, or pasta.

4. Fish and Chips with Tartar Sauce

A classic combination that’s a favorite with both kids and adults, this recipe will be perfect to try on game nights. Prepare whiting by sprinkling it with salt, black pepper, and cayenne, then dredge it in cornmeal, and deep fry until it is golden brown and crispy. Serve it with fried potatoes and homemade tartar sauce!

5. Whiting With Melting Herb Crust

This recipe promises a medley of flavors using some simple ingredients. The whiting is coated with a lovely herb crust made of unsalted butter, garlic, parsley, tarragon, chives, salt, and pepper. You press the filled crust onto cooked whiting filets and grill the filets until the crust melts. Serve the whiting with melted herb crust with some baby spinach for a succulent meal.

6. Japanese Clear Soup with Whiting (Kisu no Osuimono)

This Japanese clear soup recipe is perfect to enjoy at any time of the day. It’s also easy to prepare! Simply make a knot with two strips of whiting filet and boil it before adding it to the dashi-based soup, otherwise, it will make the soup appear cloudy. Serve it with mizuna leaves for a light, brothy dish.

7. Moroccan Fried Whiting Fish

Whole whiting (gutted) is seasoned with Moroccan fish spice, salt, and pepper to marinate it. It is then coated with flour to cook until it’s perfectly tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. It’s a wonderful treat for seafood lovers, and as it comes together in just 35 minutes, it also makes cooking on busy weeknights a breeze.

8. Pan Fried Whiting Fish

This Southern pan-fried fish recipe is so good that you’ll want to remake it every time you come across some whiting filets. To prepare, brush each fish filet with oil, then coat it with a mixture prepared with all-purpose flour, basil, cornmeal, cayenne pepper, and seasonings. Fry for about 10 minutes till you get a beautiful golden crust. Serve warm!

9. Pan-Fried Whiting with Burnt Butter and Herb Salad

The mild-flavored whiting is surely a credit to the success of this dish, but the milk and flour crust combined with the browned butter spooned over the filets makes this dish irresistible. You can serve it with a fresh herb salad dressed simply with olive oil and lemon juice to enjoy a satisfying meal.

10. Paperbark Roasted Whiting with River Mint and Sweet Coastal Salad

When you want to wow your guests, this dish will not disappoint. Made with a variety of fresh, colorful ingredients, it looks as stunning as it tastes. It calls for sandwiching two well-seasoned whiting filets with onion jam, drizzling them with oil, and them roasting to give them a steamed texture and smokey flavor. Serve with a salad prepared with asparagus, radish raspberries, and rocket topped with finger lime pearls.

11. Scottish Seafood Chowder with Smoked Whiting

A true feast for the senses, this dish combines smoked whiting filets with kitchen staples like onion, milk, potatoes, bay leaf, chives, as well as smoked salmon to create a delightful soup to serve on cold nights. Pair it with bread, salad, roasted veggies, french fries, corn on the cob, or bacon to round out the meal.

12. Spicy Baked Whiting

This recipe will tantalize your taste buds with the most amazing flavors. All you have to do is coat whiting filets with a spice rub prepared with garlic powder, dried parsley, onion powder, red pepper flakes, lime juice, and seasoned salt. Bake until flaky and serve it with your favorite sides!

13. Vietnamese-Style Steamed Whiting

This Vietnamese-style steamed whiting is as nutritious as it is delicious. It uses a scrumptious sauce prepared by blending chili, garam masala, garlic, ginger, onion, turmeric, and vegetable oil. Place steamed whiting and bok choy in bowls and spoon this sauce on top, followed by juicy tomatoes, lime leaves, and mint. Serve it with rice for a satisfying supper.

14. Whiting Fish with Mushroom Sauce

Whiting filets paired with an earthy mushroom sauce, this meal is bursting with flavor! The rich mushroom sauce is made with mushrooms, shallot, thyme, port wine, red wine, and cold butter. Poured over golden brown fried whiting, it infuses the fish with incredible flavors!

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.