Tasty fried burbot nuggets

by Andrew Rochon | March 6, 2018

with spicy mustard sauce

Burbot nuggets

My friend took me fishing for burbot (also known as freshwater ling and eelpout) and now I’m hooked. Not only do these creepy looking fish put up a heck of a fight, they are also amazing table fare. They don’t call it poor man’s lobster for no reason. The sweet, firm meat makes tasty little fried nuggets.


• 1 lb. burbot loin, cut into 1-inch cubes

• 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning

• 1 cup panko bread crumbs

• 1 cup flour

• 2 eggs, beaten

• 1 litre canola oil

Mustard Sauce 

• 1/4 cup mayo

• 2 tbsp. honey mustard

• 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

• 1 tsp. cider vinegar


Heat oil to 365˚F. Cut burbot loins into 1×1-inch pieces. Mix panko with Cajun spice. Put panko, flour, and beaten eggs into 3 separate bowls. Coat each piece of burbot in flour, then egg, then panko mixture. Once all pieces are breaded, fry until golden and crispy. For spicy mustard sauce mix mayo, honey mustard, cayenne, and cider vinegar in a bowl. Dip burbot nuggets in spicy mustard sauce and enjoy!

If you enjoyed this recipe, try Andrew’s perch tacos.

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  1. JoAnn V wrote: Today is the second time that I have made this recipe. The first time I made it I did fry it in oil, but today I air fried it. I however made a couple of changes…..used GF bread crumbs and substituted the flour with Apple Foods nut crumbs. I was first introduced to the ling fish in the 1990’s when one of my brother in laws parked one whole standing up in the snow bank in front of our house. When I got home from work, boy was I surprised. For such an ugly fish, it sure tastes great. Thanks for the recipe. I am also going to post a pic of your recipe on the Cosori Air Fryer FB page (couldn’t find a link on YouTube to share it).
    • Meghan Sutherland wrote: Thank you, JoAnn!