When I was growing up in California, my mother made catfish quite often, and it was always a hit. Now I cook it with my own twist. When only frozen catfish fillets are available, I thaw them in the refrigerator overnight, and they work just as well. —Mary Lou Cook, Welches, OR
"Olives, onion, dill and feta cheese combine in this tangy, Greek-inspired topping to boost the flavor of tilapia or your favorite whitefish. I usually serve it with a side of rice." --Jennifer Maslowski of New York, New York
A boatload of toppings gives this seafood treat a burst of flavor in every bite. It's topped with chopped veggies and a homemade vinaigrette that’s mouthwatering before it’s even cooked! —Wolfgang Hanau, West Palm Beach, Florida
Jim Gales’ well-seasoned fish nets him compliments from family and friends in Glendale, Wisconsin whenever he serves it. The fish is moist and flakey, the coating crisp, crunchy and flecked with paprika.
I have a huge herb garden and love using herbs in almost everything I cook. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we eat a lot of wild-caught salmon, so I use fresh herbs in this moist and delicious grilled recipe. On cooler days, bake it instead. —Michelle Glassmeyer Wunsch, Bothell, WA
"My husband caught a lot of salmon when we lived in Alaska, so I had to learn how to cook it," explains Jerilyn Colvin of Foxboro, Massachusetts. "Basted with a sweet glaze, this tasty fillet is a staple in our house. Our six children absolutely love it," she adds.
These moist flaky fillets provide a welcome change of pace at summer cookouts. Chris McBee of Xenia, Ohio peppers a savory herb rub with cayenne, then works it into the fish. Even steak lovers will be smacking their lips.
Turn mahi mahi fillets into fancy company fare with a crunchy coating of macadamia nuts and panko, then drizzle with a yummy, gingery sauce. Our judges raved about the flavor of this fast-fixing fish entree—so will your family and friends!
Idana Mooney - Moreno Valley, California