One of my favorite ways to prepare mackinaw — and you can do this with any trout or salmon you catch — is to make “McNuggets.” Lightly breaded, pan-grilled fish nuggets are always a big hit with kids and adults alike and they super easy to make!
Start by filleting and skinning your fish, and removing as many bones as possible. Then, pat dry your fillets and then salt and pepper both sides.
Next, cut them into nuggets. Toss the fish chunks in a zip-loc with flour until they are evenly coated…
Now, heat 1-2 table spoons each of olive oil and butter (or go all-in with coconut oil) in a pan. Once the oil gets hot, place the fish in the pan…
Cook the fish with medium heat until the nugs turn golden brown..
Then, place the chunks on paper towels to soak up any excess oil…
And then serve to the hungry masses. The kids like to dip them in ketchup while I prefer sweet chili sauce.
Adam Moore says
Coconut oil works really well for fish. My wife got me to try it for health reasons and I’m hooked . Super high burn point.