Simple Ways to Cook Fish

Almost daily at events, demonstrations or out and about I hear people ask about how to cook fish.  They are thinking they need a recipe but even before that, the cook has to understand how to COOK fish.

Launch your love to cook the fish properly.  Practice, practice, practice, different kinds of flat, thick, oil, lean and lake or sea catch with simple seasoning, rub of garlic and/or squeeze of lemon.  Pay attention to how you buy the fish and try to separate it from other groceries.  It is not like meat, poultry, vegetables or dairy.  Try not to leave it in the car while watching your kids basketball practice!  Get a small folding thermal pouch and ask for some packing ice at the fish counter. Maintaining the fresh quality is the best start to insuring good cooking. I designed these simple tips to help.even the fish sing when we cook them!

Three Easy Methods to Prepare Fish

Cooking directions: 4-ounce, 1-inch fillet
Cook fish when ready to eat.

ON THE GRILL
Prep: Bring your seafood to room
temperature, and heat grill to medium.
Flavor: Brush with oil, then sprinkle with your
choice of rub, seasoning, herbs and/or spices.
Grill: Wipe grill with an oiled cloth. Cook
fish gently 3 minutes on the first side turning 
and finishing another 2 minutes on the second or 
until almost cooked through. Remove to plate 
and tent loosely with foil to keep moist and warm.

IN THE OVEN:
Prep: Bring fish to room temperature and
pre-heat oven to 350˚.
Flavor: Brush with oil, then sprinkle with your
choice of rub, seasoning, herbs and/or spices.
Cook: Place fish in a foil pouch and bake for
20 minutes. Remove from oven. Open pouch slightly to 
let some steam escape. Let rest in foil pouch until 
ready to serve .

ON THE STOVE:
Prep: Bring fish to room temperature and
heat a pan on medium heat.
Flavor: Brush with oil, then sprinkle with your
choice of rub, seasoning, herbs and/or spices.
Cook: Add one tablespoon of oil or butter to pan
and slide in fish. Cook fish gently 3 minutes on the
first side turning and finishing another 2 minutes 
on the second or until almost cooked through. 
Remove to plate and tent loosely with foil to keep 
moist and warm.
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