As you can tell by the name of my website I love a good piece of fish. However, it needs to be cooked right and here I will tell you how I do that.
Pick the Right Fish
It is very important to buy the right fish and paired it with the way you want to cook it. Some fish is better grilled and others are better fried in a skillet on a hot fire or slow on a lower temperature.
A firm fish can basically be cooked any way you like. From a skillet to a grill. That makes picking it easier.
A softer fish will probably fall apart on a grill unless you use one of them grill accessories that can clamp a fish in between the two parts.
Salt water and Fresh water fish
This is a very personal choice. Many people do not like the saltiness of saltwater fish and prefer freshwater fish like catfish or bluegill.
Saltwater seafood offers, in my opinion, a lot more and has many types to choose from.
You can go for regular fish or opt for crab, lobster, clamps, or one of the other seafood options there are.
If the weather permits it I love to cook my fish outdoor on my Kamado grill. If you have no idea what a Kamado grill is you should have a look at the Kamado Country website. My friend Jeffrey Brooks is the expert when it comes to Kamado grills.
What I do is light the charcoal in my Kamado and when it has warmed up to a temperature of around 35 degrees I add some wood chips or chunks when I just grill a thin piece of meat.
After that, I wait a few minutes to let the wood start to release the smoke and that is when I add my fish to the grill.
In general, I keep the grill lid open since the temperature is so high that I have to just grill the fish for a short time. I like to flip it over one time and that is all. Ready to eat!
Frying fish can be done either in a deep fryer or in a skillet.
For a skillet, I prefer my old very well seasoned cast iron skillet. The reason is that they retain the heat very well and will not cool off as fast as thinner steel frying pans.
For deep frying, I have no special type that I use. As long as it is big enough to hold the fish I am deep frying it is fine with me.
More Ways To Cook Fish
Although grilling, cooking in a skillet or deep frying fish are the methods I use most I also boil fish.
Sometimes I just boil all the parts I cut off before cooking the fish to make a nice stock for soup or anything else.
But some soft fish as Cod tastes pretty good when you boil them with some good seasoning.
Cooking Fish – Summary
Fish is a healthy protein and contains a lot of the nutrients our body needs. By cooking fish in the right way you can add flavorful and healthy food for you and your family to your diet.
Paul Lipscomb is an experienced home cook and loves to use many cooking techniques. With his experience, he is able to cook some very well tasing meals and develop many of his own recipes. You can read more about Paul Lipscomb here.