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).

Pan Fried Halibut Steak with Light Green Sauce | Photo by cookin'mama

Pan Fried Halibut Steak with Light Green Sauce | Photo by cookin’mama

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 Salmon with Blueberry Sauce | Photo by Meredith

Grilled Salmon | Photo by Meredith

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 Tilapia with Dill Sauce

Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce | Photo by LynnInHK

Poaching

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

Orange Salmon II

Orange Salmon II | Photo by bd.weld

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