Friday, May 13, 2016

How to Cook Fish

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We repeatedly hear about how fish is so good for us and we should be eating it twice a week, but cooking fish at home can be intimidating if you don’t know how to do it or what type of fish to get. The great news is that fish is not only delicious but very easy to cook. With a minimal cooking tools and ingredients you too can cook fish with ease. Tilapia makes a great fish for a beginner. Getting flash frozen tilapia is very easy.

One of the easier ways to cook fish is to pan fry them. You will want a good quality stainless steel pan.

Start by thawing the fish filet in the refigerator over night. When you are ready to cook, rince the filet off and pat it dry. Take a quarter cup of flour and put it into shallow bowl along with a tsp of pepper and 2 tsp salt. Mix the flour mixture. Place the fish into the mixture and gently coat both sides. Shake excess flower off of the fish filet. Heat pan and about a quarter cup of coconut oil until hot. When the oil is hot add you fish. Cook each side for 2 and a half minutes. You will know the fish is done when the flour coating is crispy and the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Another really easy way to prepare fish is to bake them. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Place a tablespoon of butter in a oven safe container along with your tilapia filet.

Sprinkle fish with salt, pepper, and dill weed. If you wish, slice a lemon into rounds and place over the top of the filet. Place this into the oven for 20 minutes. You know it is done cooking when it easily flakes apart with a fork. If the fish is not done put back into oven for another five minutes and check again.

These are two easily ways to cook fish, but there plenty of other options available. Books such as Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking is a great reference and well worth getting to learn many other ways to cook fish. Don't let fish intimidate you when cooking, they are quite easy to make.

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