Long John Silver’s fish filets taste fresh and delicious when you buy them in the store. But have you ever tried to reheat their fish sticks at home? It isn’t easy because they are so greasy that they turn to mush when you reheat them.
The key to reheating Long John Silver’s food is to always use the conventional oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees before putting the food in the oven. Let the food cook a little longer than normal so that the crunchiness returns.
Remember that you are dealing with a delicate piece of fish. The fish is so tender that it melts in your mouth. The fish is also so tender that it can turn to mush in your oven. Reheating your Long John Silver’s is not as easy as reheating a Chick Fil A sandwich.
The Conventional Oven
This is the only way to reheat your Long John Silver’s fish. If you try it in the microwave, you will end up with a paste the consistency of cookie dough. If you try it on the stovetop, the fish will stick to the pan. Only the conventional oven allows you to cook the fish so that it stays intact and can keep some crispiness.
To Reheat Long John Silver’s Fish in the Conventional Oven
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. This seems like a high temperature, but we want to cook the leftover fish fast.
- Find a cookie sheet. An aluminum plate will do, or you can even wrap your Long John Silver’s in a piece of aluminum foil.
- Remove condiments from any part of the fish. Cut off any parts that have catsup or tartar sauce on them. These parts will not cook and will turn into a mushy substance that resembles wet bread.
- Pick off any parts of the fish that are overcooked. These dry pieces of fish will cook to the point of burning. You don’t want the flavor of burnt fish in your Long John Silver’s leftover fish stick.
- Put the fish on the cookie sheet, aluminum plate or aluminum foil wrap. If you use the wrap, poke a few holes in the top to let steam escape.
- Put the leftover Long John Silver’s fish in the oven.
- Cook for five minutes and inspect.
- The crust should get pretty hard by now. If it isn’t hard, put the fish back in the conventional oven for another 2 minutes.
- If the crust is hard, take the fish out of the oven.
- Serve immediately.
How to Enjoy Your Leftover Long John Silver’s Fish Sticks
Hopefully, you have some catsup and tartar sauce left over. If not, use these ideas for dipping sauces.
- Bathe them in Iie cream. Yes, I know you don’t believe it, but Long John Silver’s fish sticks go great with ice cream. Make sure you let the ice cream get soft before you dunk your Long John Silver’s fish stick in. The sticks go well with chocolate, strawberry or vanilla. What other flavors of ice cream go well with your Long John Silver’s fish sticks?
- Dip them in milk. This is a refreshing way to enjoy your left over Long John Silver’s fish sticks. You can use either regular milk or chocolate. Try to dip your fish sticks into a chocolate Yoo-hoo.
- Put them in bread with peanut butter and jelly. You will not believe the cacophony of flavors that you will get. Sure to bring down the house at your next rave party.
- Cover them in barbecue sauce. This method is the cheapest and probably the most conservative. The results are always fantastic.
What to Do If You Don’t Like Your Leftover Long John Silver’s Fish Sticks.
This could be a difficult situation. Nobody likes to waste food, but especially seafood. All that work getting the plastic out of the oceans and then what? Just throw away your fish in another plastic bag?
- Throw away your fish
- Put your fish in the garbage disposal.
- Flush your fish down the toilet.
- Plant your fish in the garden.
- Just say you are too tired and leave the fish on the plate for about three weeks. Try eating your fish then.
Long John Silver’s is a very tricky dish to reheat. If you are going to try it, use a microwave oven. Cook your fish at 400 degrees until the crust is very hard. Enjoy with catsup and tartar sauce or any other idea that you have.