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Cooked corvina on a plate with potatoes and corn.

Corvina or Saltwater Drum recipe

Corvina is a nice white fish similar to snapper or grouper but less costly.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword corvina fish recipe, how to cook corvina
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 235kcal
Author Joe Boyle


  • 12 to 14 oz. fresh corvina fillet
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil for cooking
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Rub the corvina fillet with olive oil, then add salt, pepper, garlic powder and smoked paprika.
  • In a skillet on medium heat add the olive oil and butter and bring the temperature to about 350° then add the fish fillet.
  • Cook the first side of the fish until it is nearly opaque half the thickness, about 4 minutes.
  • Turn and cook until the whole thickness of the fish is opaque and the internal temperature is around 136° to 138°, about 4 more minutes. Turn off the heat and cover for 2 minutes. The internal temperature should now be at least 145°.
  • Serve right away.


  1. Calories are estimated for a 7-ounce fillet cooked in olive oil.


Calories: 235kcal