5 ways to cook fresh fish – Delicious Magazine
Cooking fresh fish can be, for many, a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be this way! In most cases, cooking a fresh fish fillet is quick and easy to make: try serving fried salmon on a bed of vegetables for a 30-minute quick meal or consider smoking sea bass (it only takes 8 minutes!) for smooth, succulent results.
Tip: Resist the temptation to overcook fresh fish, as doing so will create dry and difficult results. Trust your instincts: if it flakes easily and is no longer translucent, the fish cooks.
5 Simple Ways to Cook Fresh
Fish Poaching This produces tender results that melt. You can poach fish in a classic cut broth, or in olive/rapeseed oil flavored with fennel seeds, garlic and shallots. Bring the cooking liquor to a gentle simmer, lower the fish and remove from heat. The fish will continue to poach in the hot liquor, and it will be ready when the meat is opaque.
More poached fish recipes:Poached salmon, with soybeans, lime, spring onion and sesame seedsFish stewSmoked haddock and sweet corn
soup Grill Ideal for small fish fillets such as mackerel and sardines, this method produces a pleasant and crispy skin. Brush the fillets with olive oil, perhaps adding lemon juice and herbs, and rub the skin with salt. Lie on an oiled baking sheet, skin facing up, and grill for 4-5 minutes until skin is crispy. Rest for 2 minutes, then push the tip of a sharp knife into the flesh; If it passes easily, the fish is ready.
More grilled fish recipes
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frying This is a quick method for cooking fish fillets. Use a heavy base skillet, preferably non-stick. If you do not have one, it is better to sprinkle the fish with seasoned flour to prevent it from sticking. Make sure your pan is warm, so you get good, crispy skin. Fry with the skin facing down for most of the cooking time, then flip it over for the last 30 seconds to finish. <img
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fish recipes:Fast harissa salmon with giant couscousWatercress fried sea trout, turmeric cod burgers
Currying This is a great way to cook fish that isn’t fresh from the boat that day, or to use different cuts of fish or seafood. Fish, unlike meat, does not need slow cooking. Drop the fish pieces into a curry sauce that gently boils over low heat. Place the largest pieces of fish first, 1-2 minutes before the smaller pieces. As a rough guide, it takes around 5 minutes for a 100g piece of fish to cook, while a whole 450g fish would take 15 minutes.
More Curry Fish
Recipes:Tomato Tamarind Fish CurryKeralan Fish CurryKipper Kedgeree
Roasted To achieve crispy skin and succulent meat, you need to roast the fish in a hot, preheated oven. It can be difficult to gauge the time needed as fish weights vary widely, especially with whole fish, but a 500g fish like John Dory will take about 8 minutes. Test if it cooks the same way you would for grilled fish.
More grilled fish recipes:
Roasted sea bream with fennel, sourdough and canned lemonsSpiced roasted codRoasted fish with lemon butter and tarragon
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