Your Guide About Varied Ways On How To Cook Cobia

There is a fact that cobia is a kind of fish that might be hard to catch. It could also weigh up to 100 pounds and could put up such a great fight and could break lines or burst through the nets.

But, if you could catch one, you are indeed for a real treat. Why? Because you definitely have varied ways on how to cook cobia and the almost nutty and sweet flavor of this fish is definitely incomparable.


All about Cobia​

  • Cobia lives in warm waters all over the world.
  • This fish has a slim body along with flat head and also a protruding lower jaw.
  • It has a dark brown color and a white belly with a dark stripe from its eye to tail.
  • It also has small scales and smooth skin.
  • Cobia could also reach almost 150 pounds and 78 inches in length.
  • The meat of cobia is light tan that will turn to snow white once cooked.
  • It also offers rich sweet flavor along with a taste than the mahi-mahi or the oil content than to salmon.

Most Common Ways to Cook Cobia

The most common ways on how to cook cobia would include grilled, broiled and sautéed.

​Things Needed:

  • Broiler pan.
  • Basting brush.
  • ¼ cup of olive oil for grilling or broiling and 3 tablespoons for sautéing.
  • 2 pounds of cobia fillets.
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice.
  • Lemon wedges. 
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Grill spatula.
  • Skillet.
  • 2 teaspoonful of oregano.
  • 4 minced garlic cloves.
  • Spatula.

For the broiled cobia, follow these steps :

  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Brush this broiler pan using olive oil. This oil will avoid the cobia fillets to stick on it.
  • Put the cobia on the broiler pan then drizzle the fillets with lemon juice. With salt and pepper, season the cobia to taste.
  • Broil it for at least five minutes. Turn the cobia then broil the fillets for another five minutes. This cobia is now ready once it is opaque all the way through its fillet.
  • Now, remove the cobia from the broiler pan then serve it along with lemon wedge as its garnish.

These steps are for grilled cobia:

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high or simply 400-degree Fahrenheit. Brush the grill grates using olive oil for the fish not to stick on it.
  • Season the fish with salt and pepper to taste then lay it on the grill. For six minutes, cook the cobia then turn the fillets and grill for another five minutes. When it is opaque all the way through then it is ready.
  • Using grill spatula, remove the cobia and serve it hot together with lemon wedges as the garnish.

And for the sautéed cobia, here are the steps to follow:

  • Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the skillet over high heat. Then add the minced garlic and reduce the heat to medium. Sauté the garlic up until it begins to pop in the pan.
  • With pepper, salt and oregano, season the cobia fillets and place them in the pan. Sauté them for three minutes, turn them and another three minutes of sautéing. The cobia would now be ready once it is opaque all way through.
  • With a spatula, remove the cobia from the skillet and serve hot.

Those are the most common ways on how to cook cobia. The steps are so simple and could be easily followed. You just need the right things and ingredients in order to broil, sauté and grill cobia.

Other Delightful Recipes​

But wait, because there are still more! There are still numbers of other ways on how you could enjoy the delightful taste of the said fish.

Some of the best recipes you can choose from are the following:​

1. Pan Seared Cobia with Thyme Butter


1. Add the fresh and chopped thyme to the softened butter. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to chill and firm. Preheat the sauté pan over a medium-high heat and season the fish with the pepper and salt.

2. Add the olive oil to the pan and wait for its smoking point. Now, add the fish and sear on every side for almost 4 minutes.

3. Once the fish is golden brown on every side, remove them from the pan. Add about 2 tablespoons of the thyme butter on every fillet and top it with a squeeze of lemon.

2. Blackened Cobia

  • 4 pieces of cobia.
  • A lemon.
  • Olive oil.

Blackening Spice:

  • 3 tablespoons of smoked paprika.
  • A teaspoon of salt.
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder.
  • A tsp. of ground black pepper.
  • A tbsp. of powdered onion.
  • A tsp. of dried thyme, cayenne pepper, and dried oregano.

Watch this video on how to cook blackened cobia:

3. Parmesan Baked Cobia


1. Rinse the fillets and pat them dry. Place the fish in the melted butter. Mix the remaining ingredients in the large bowl. Preheat the oven.

2. Place the fillets in a bread crumb mixture one at a time making sure each one is being well-covered. Put the breaded fish on the well-oiled baking sheet. And bake for at least 20 minutes.

4. Marinated and Grilled Cobia


1. Place the fish in the baking dish. Whisk the remaining ingredients up until well-blended and pour over the fish. Let it stand for almost 10 minutes to marinate. Preheat the grill or the grill pan.

2. Place the fish on the grill and discard the marinade. Grill for about 6 to 7 minutes on every side or up until fish is opaque and it easily separates.

There you have it! There are indeed numbers of different ways on how to cook cobia and to enjoy the delightful and unique taste that this fish could offer. Just be guided by these recipes and you will taste how great cobia fish is.

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