Different ways of cooking fish

Cooking fish – how do we do it?  There are several different ways of cooking fish to give us grilled fish, baked fish and poached fish to name a few examples.  Below is information on the different ways of cooking fish.

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Poaching fish

In liquids such as stock, milk or wine, where often the poaching liquid is saved to make a sauce.

Frying fish

Frying fish includes shallow frying in a frying pan with a little oil or butter and deep frying, as with fish and chips.  Always take extra care when using hot deep fat.  When shallow frying such as a fillet of plaice, always lay the length of the fish into the pan away from you to avoid any splashes of hot oil on your hand.  Always lay the presentation side of the fish down first, so when you turn it over it is then ready to go straight onto the plate.  Again, when deep frying, keep control of the temperature of the oil and lay the fish in going away from you.  Don’t drop the fish in from any height to avoid splashing.

Grilling fish

We can grill a great many fish, such as herring or sardines not only under the grill of the cooker but, in summer months, outside on the BBQ.  Sardines are great for this.

Stewing fish

We can gently stew some fish to make soups or chowder, or even a mild curry.

General picture of a fish sign
General picture of a fish sign

Steaming fish

Most fish that can be poached can also be steamed.

Baking fish

Fish such as sea bass or salmon are great for baking.  We can make all sorts of different coatings for the fish before it goes into the oven.  For example, trout can be stuffed with herbs, breadcrumbs, lemon, etc and then baked in the oven.

Fantastic fish recipes

Fillet of plaice

This fish recipe is for a fillet of plaice. If looking for recipes for plaice, this pan-fried fillet of plaice will be ideal.

Fillet of cod in beer batter

This recipe for cod has a fillet of cod cooked in a beer batter. If looking for cod recipes, this cod in beer batter will be ideal and is great served with a pea puree and chunky chips.

Smoked haddock chowder

This smoked haddock recipe is for a smoked haddock chowder. If looking for a recipe for haddock, this smoked haddock chowder will be ideal.

Skate wings

This skate wing recipe is for skate wings served with darkened butter and capers. This skate wings recipe looks great on the plate and tastes fantastic.

Grilled sea bass

This sea bass recipe is for grilled sea bass served with asparagus spears and baby broad beans. If looking for sea bass recipes, this grilled sea bass recipe will be ideal.

Smoked salmon sushi style

If looking for salmon recipes, this recipe with smoked salmon is worth a go. This salmon recipe is served sushi style with sushi dressing and sushi rice.

Prawn and avocado cocktail in an avocado skin

This prawn cocktail recipe uses prawns and avocado and is served in an avocado skin. If looking for recipes for prawn cocktail, this prawn avocado is great served with triangles of brown bread and butter.

Recipe for sprats

This starter recipe shows how to cook sprats. This sprats recipe is served with a horseradish sauce and you could use whitebait instead of sprats if you wish.

King prawns in tempura batter

This prawn recipe is for king prawns in tempura batter. This prawns in batter recipe makes a great starter or snack and is great served with sweet chilli mayonnaise.

Baked salmon with a herb crust

This salmon recipe is for baked salmon with a herb crust. If looking for salmon recipes, this baked salmon recipe will be ideal.