Cooking Fresh Fish

What’s your favorite way to cook fresh fish?

We have tips and top recipes for frying, grilling, poaching, and baking fish.

Frying
For the best possible pan-fried fish, make sure your fillets are well coated with batter and the oil or butter is hot (but not quite scorching).

Crispy Fish Fillets

Photo by Eve Cottom

Grilling

Grilling is one of the tastiest ways to cook fish. For tips on how to grill seafood so it’s perfectly crisp on the exterior but still moist inside, check out Essential Tips for Grilling Seafood.

Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Garlic Butter

Photo by cookin’mama

Baking
Prepare the marinade, preheat the oven, and then pop in the fish, being sure to check in on its progress from time to time to prevent overcooking.

Baked Dijon Salmon

Photo by Angela Thorassie

Poaching
Poaching gently cooks fish in broth or water. It’s a simple and healthy way to cook fish that works best with firm fish like salmon.

Lemongrass and Citrus Poached Salmon

Photo by LynnInHK

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