School of Fish

Don't know anything about cooking fish?

Ways to cook fish

The Better Health Channel Web site of Victoria, Austratlia says that baking, shallow frying, grilling, poaching and steaming are healthy ways to cook fish.

To bake a fish, put it in a dish and cover with lemon juice, olive oil and spices. Bake at about 350 degrees fahrenheit.

For shallow frying, coat dry fish in a light layer of flour. Cook it on medium heat in a pan with a small amount of oil or butter.

HEB's cooking tips page describes poaching as cooking the fish in heated liquid like milk, stock, water or wine. Only use enough liquid to cover the fish, then cover the pan and cook "before the boiling point." Fillets need eight to 10 minutes and whole fish need 15 to 20 minutes.

Handling fish

If you've never handled fish before, here are a few suggestions from University of Minnesota Food Safety Education and Research.

Fish cooking resources

Terminology

Cookeryonline.com's Fish and SeafoodDictionary is an illustrated glossary of fish types and uses.

Cooking time

RecipeTips.com has a chart of how long to cook fish based on weight, size and cooking method.

Recipes

Salmon with dijon mustard and Italian bread crumbs

Just spread the topping on and pop the fillet in the oven for 20 minutes.

Pecan-crusted orange roughy

This simple recipe from Publix Supermarkets can also be used on tilapia and snapper.

Three goldfish (from stck.xcng then edited)