Yellow Perch Cocktail Style Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 appetizer servings


  • 1 pound yellow perch fillets, cut into bite sized pieces
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 lemon, sliced
  • Seafood Cocktail Sauce (see the recipe below)
How to cook Yellow Perch Cocktail Style:
  • Boil water with salt and lemon added in a 3-quart pan.
  • Reduce the heat to about medium and add the perch pieces.
  • Cook for several minutes, until fish is opaque and beginning to curl up.
  • Remove the fish and drop it into iced water.
  • When fish has cooled completely, drain and serve the Yellow Perch as an appetizer with Seafood Cocktail Sauce as you would shrimp.

Seafood Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Seafood Cocktail Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (ketchup)
  • 1/2 small can of reduced cream (or 1/2 cup fresh cream)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce (optional)
  • Pinch of basil
  • Finely chopped parsley
  • Dash of Tabasco
  • Clove of crushed garlic (optional)
  • Pepper and sea salt to taste
How to cook Seafood Cocktail Sauce:
  • Mix all the sauce ingredients in a blender.
  • Season to taste.


The Yellow Perch Cocktail Style is a very affordable dish. Great tasting food is easy to cook and is also healthy.

This recipe for Yellow Perch Cocktail Style serves/makes: 4 appetizer servings

The Yellow Perch Cocktail Style recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Perch (more Perch recipes)
Preparation Method: Appetizer (more Appetizer recipes)

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