[Isla Cornonados, BCS, Mexico; 26 06.5'  N/111 17.2' W]

Isla Coronados is an extinct volcano with a long arm of rocky debris that extends and curves southwest from the caldera, forming a long anchorage.  On the white shell and coral beach you will find wedgies, tiny clams roughly the size of the thumbnail of a large man.  In it's shallows and amongst its reefs are triggerfish, which are wonderful eating.  They are difficult to catch but most who do catch them around dusk while trolling amongst the fringing rocks.  This recipe would work fine with any mild white fish.


This recipe was provided by Carolyn aboard "Lightheart" but we later learned that Hermy aboard "IWA" was instrumental in developing this recipe.


3 cups triggerfish (ca. 3 fish)

1/2 tsp. thyme

3/4 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. poultry seasoning

1 clove garlic, pressed or very finely chopped

1/2 tsp. sage

1 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. chili powder



Substitute fennel and oregano for seasoning for an "Italian" version.


Chop fish fine.  Mix dry ingredients until well blended.  Mix fish with dry ingredients again until well blended.  Form patties (approx. 8) and place between pieces of waxed paper.  Refrigerate overnight.  May be frozen.