How To:

Cook Amberjack (Best Recipes On The Web)

Author: Bullbuster Team

How To Cook An Amberjack (AKA AJ,Reef Donkey, etc.) 101

How To Cook Amberjack
Above #BullbusterAmbassador Big Bully Outdoors tackled this massive AJ using topwater lures using Bullbuster braid!

Tons Of Amberjack Recipes To Choose From

If you are bottom fishing, wreck fishing, or oil rig fishing off the coasts of states like FloridaTexas, or Louisiana, chances are you have run into  a good number drag pulling beasts. Amberjacks have  a lot of meat to offer and can taste good, but make sure you look through your fillets carefully because these fish are known to have worms.  Below you will find a BUNCH of different ways to cook your amberjack using the best videos on the web.  We put them all in one place so you can go back and forth between them, or try all of them at different times. 

"We would rather use recipes from fishermen"

 While we have been writing this series of articles, we have often had to use videos from professional chefs instead of fishermen; we would rather be use recipes from fishermen so if you have a catch, clean, and cook video you would like to submit to this article, simply e-mail us at

HOW TO FILLET An Amberjack:

The video below posted by the "Kershaw Knife" youtube channel features angling personality Peter Miller filleting a nice AJ in Islamorda, Fl. 

** WARNING **  ** AJ's May Have Worms, Check Your Fillets**

The video below posted by Youtuber "BiteTheBaitFishing" shows you how to deal with Amberjack worms.

** If you already know how to fillet your fish SCROLL DOWN FOR THE RECIPES **

How To Cook Amberjack On A Stove Top:

Cajun Style Amberjack:

Check out this video posted by the Youtube Channel "Cajun Crawfish - Live Louisiana Crawfish" on how to cook a Cajun Style AJ:

Latin Style Amberjack:

If you are going to cook amberjack on the stove you can't be shy with seasoning, this fish has a BOLD flavor. The guys from "How To Do Florida" posted this youtube episode on how to cook amberjack on the stove.

How Cook Your Amberjack In The Smoker: 

Amberjack is an oily fish, so it makes an excellent candidate for smoking. This video posted by and awesome youtube channel called "Captain Ron TV" shows you how to cook your Amberjack in the smoker.  Cpt. Ron goes into great detail on everything from how to prep your AJ, to how set up your AJ. 

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Check Out Recipes For Other Species:

If you are looking for recipes for how to cook another type of fish.  Below are a few of the types of fish we have recipe compilations for. These are just a sample, browse the Bullbuster community for more resources to spend more time fishing. 

How To Cook Sea Trout - This is a compilation of the best videos on the web for how to cook sea trout.  Everything from sea trout ceviche to cajun baked sea trout. 

How To Cook Snook- This is another compilation of recipes for snook from around the web.  Learn how to properly filet your snook, and grill out. 

How To Grill Swordfish- This is one of the best tasting fish that swims the ocean.  Check out our compilation of recipes on how to grill your swordfish.   Learn why you should eat swordfish when its freshest and different styles of grilling. 

How To Cook Cobia - Learn how to cook cobia. Cobia, like swordfish is one of those fish that has its own unique taste.  Learn the best techniques. 

How To Cook Mutton Snapper - One of the better tasting bottom fish out there. 

How To Cook Yellowtail Snapper - Fillet em or gut em and scale em. Get your yellowtail recipes here. 

How To Cook Mahi-  A  bunch of recipes to cook mahi!

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