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Fish Cooking Techniques
Love fish, but not sure where to begin? Learn how to select it at the market and store it at home. Then, master some basic cooking methods, including grilling, sauteing, roasting, baking en papillote (in parchment), steaming, and poaching, and you'll always be able to enjoy the catch of the day.
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All great fish dishes begin with a piece of good-quality fish, which can be purchased either fresh or frozen.
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Probably the quickest and easiest method for cooking fish, grilling imparts a hearty, smoky flavor and delicious blackened edges and striping to fillets and whole fish.
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To pan-saute fish, the fillets are quickly cooked in a hot skillet, leaving them with a crisp exterior and moist flesh inside.
A fish cooked en papillote is wrapped in parchment paper, and baked in a medium oven so it gently steams in its own juices.
These three cooking methods, which call for no additional fat, are the lightest and healthiest ways to prepare fish.
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