Simple Sturgeon

One of the most common questions I get is how to cook sturgeon.  I have several ways I like to cook sturgeon, but this is one of my most favorite.  It is simple and allows you taste the true flavor of sturgeon without too much flavor infusion.

Sturgeon fillets – make sure you have removed all of the brownish or dark flesh on the skin side.

  • 2 tbsp Coarse kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Cracked black pepper
  • 3 – 4 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil

The size of the pieces of sturgeon will be dependent on the size of fish you catch or how you cut the fillet.  In any case, use a non stick skillet.

Salt and pepper the sturgeon fillets on both sides.

Over a medium high heat, heat your non stick skillet with extra virgin olive oil.  Three to four tablespoons will be enough.  When the olive oil heats up, add a tablespoon of sesame oil.  Give the sesame oil about one minute to infuse with the olive oil.  Add the sturgeon fillets and cook for about 2 – 3 minutes per side.

The outside of the fillet should be just lightly brown.

Serve with rice, green beans, or any side you like.  This is a refreshing recipe, with a true taste of the sturgeon.