If you love grouper, you’ll like tripletail. Want to try some tripletail for dinner? It’s a flavorful, sweet fish that is flaky. Tripletail is a great fish to eat right after it’s freshly caught. For the month of August, we wanted to share with you a delicious baked tripletail recipe.
If you plan on fishing for tripletail, follow the Florida state and federal fishing regulations. Each species of fish has its own fishing rules for bag limits and sizes. Throughout the year, fishing for tripletail can be different. After July 1, the size limit changed for tripletail. To view these state and federal regulations, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website.
If you enjoy fishing in the Tampa or Key West are, you can start your trip from one of our marinas: Tampa Harbour or Key West Harbour. You can dock your boat at these marina locations before and after your fishing adventure. If you need any supplies, we have Ships Stores at our marina locations. We carry bait, fishing supplies, gear, snacks, and more! Our Key West location has dining options if you’re hungry, and luxury suites if you need a place to stay after a long day on the water.
1/2 cup softened butter, plus more for baking dish
2 pounds tripletail cut into 4 pieces
1 teaspoon salt
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 cup key lime juice
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
12 slices key limes
8 orange slices
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Lightly butter a 9×13-inch glass baking dish and set aside.
Season the fillets with salt, pepper, garlic and onion. Place fish into prepared baking dish. Spread about 2 tablespoons of softened butter over the top of each fillet.
Pour in the lemon, lime, and orange juices and then cover each fillet with 3 slices of lime and 2 slices of orange. Bake in preheated oven until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork (about 20-25 minutes).
Recipe courtesy of: seaeaglemarket.com
Dock Your Fishing Boat in Key West
Looking for a place to store your fishing boat? Florida Marina Clubs offers dry and wet storage slips at our Key West Harbour location. To contact our Key West marina, call 305-292-3121.
Come back for another fish recipe in the month of September!