Make Game Day Gourmet – Yucca Chips with Wild Caught Sablefish

Posted On: February 1, 2016

It’s here! The day of the big game! If you’re looking for a simple, carefree appetizer that will wow your guests but keep your time in the kitchen short, look no further. This recipe can be made up to a day in advance and prepped the day of your event.


  • 1 Wild Caught Sablefish filet
  • 1 yucca root
  • 1 grilled red pepper
  • 1-2 tsp of Agar agar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • juice of four lemons, equal parts water
  • salt and pepper, to taste



Slice a piece of sablefish into small bite size pieces and pan fry over medium heat for 4-6 minutes, until done. When finished, add to the already made yucca chips. Slice the red pepper into small pieces and drizzle over the final product.

Yucca Chips

As the salmon sits in the salt and sugar, peel the Yucca root and slice it finely and length wise on a mandolin. Heat three inches of grape seed oil in a pot. Fry the yucca slices until they turn a golden brown color, remove them from the oil and let them dry on a paper towel. Salt and pepper to taste AFTER they come out of the fryer. These can be prepared the day before and stored in an air tight container at room temperature.

raw yucca

raw yucca

Lemon Jelly

For the lemon jelly: roll the lemons under your palms so that they become less tough and squeeze easily. Set aside the juice and heat up equal parts of water on the stove. Add 1-2 tsps of agar agar to the water. (Agar agar is an all natural thickening agent, made from a sea vegetable. It serves an an excellent alternative to gelatin and can aide in digestion. It also binds really well with acidic flavors, so it’s the right choice for our lemon jelly.) Stir and take off the heat and placce in fridge for a couple minutes until it sets. Once ready, break apart and sprinkle on the salmon and yucca chips.


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