Fish Seafood Deli’s Guide to Cooking Fish

Fish Without a Doubt: The Cook's Essential Companion


See general instructions below for cooking fish using indirect heat.

Baking is a good method to use for cooking whole fish, stuffed or unstuffed, and large, thicker cuts. Baking can also be used for steaks and fillets. While baking, the fish should be basted to keep the meat moist.

For quick stovetop cooking, go for a white fish fillet. For today's tutorial, we used tilapia, but any lean white fish can be cooked with this stovetop technique: tilapia, cod, bass, grouper, haddock, catfish, and snapper. If you're in doubt, just tell the fish seller how you're planning to cook the fish and ask them which fish they recommend.

Whole Cooked Fish – Photo by Scott Hawkins

Runtime2 minutes 57 seconds
CategoryHow-To > Sports & Outdoors
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Pan-frying fish is a popular method of cooking fish. It works well with small whole fish, steaks and fillets. Lean fish are better pan-fried than oily fish because the oil helps keep them too moist. Oily fish are better cooked using a method that allows their natural fat to drain while cooking, such as broiling, grilling or steaming. Instructions for pan-frying whole and pieces of fish are shown below.

I would place "How to Quickly Cook Fish Fillets" right up there with other essential cooking skills like and . If you can cook a fish fillet, you can have a healthy, easy dinner on the table in 10 minutes. Or less! It's such a simple and versatile weeknight meal. Here's how to do it.