Bluegill Cocktails

Was over at Apple Valley today visiting with my buddy Scott Burden and we got to talking about different bluegill recipes and so forth and he mentioned something about boiling bluegill and that it tasted better than shrimp. Well that raised my curiosity quite a bit so when I got home I looked it up and this is the best one I found. Going to give this try tomorrow after work.


6 to 8 bluegill fillets
cocktail suace


1. boil bluegill fillets in salty water until solid white.
2. shock in ice water to stop the cooking.
3. remove from water and whip in cocktail sauce with a fork.
4. eat or serve on a ritz cracker

You will find a simple recipe for making your own cocktail sauce below.

Cocktail Sauce
Ingredients2 tablespoons grated and peeled fresh horseradish, (or prepared horseradish)2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

3/4 cup ketchup

1/4 teaspoon hot sauce, (optional)


Stir together horseradish, lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl. Stir in ketchup, and hot sauce if desired. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve, or overnight.

One comment

  1. Scott Fuqua says:

    Tried this recipe last nite before heading to bed and must admit it tastes a whole lot like shrimp cocktail. Now when I have the urge for some shrimp and don’t have the cash I can use this as a great alternative.

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