Winter white fish recipes are perfect for both armature and pro cooks. White fish is a good source of wholesome protein, and one easy way to cook it is to bake or poach it. One can also fry it up if they want a crispier texture for their dish.
Cooking guidelines and tips for cooking white fish
(1) If your white fish is freshwater, cook it by baking or poaching. You can also fry it to give it a crispy texture when cooked. This works in the case of tilapia and the like.
(2) Use dried basil leaves when cooking to give extra flavor to your dish.
(3) If you are using a saucepan to cook your white fish, make sure the heat is not too high as this might scorch it.
(4) You can also put a knob of butter on top of your fish to give it a richer flavor and finish cooking more quickly. This method works for cooking fish steaks.
(5) Avoid overcooking white fish to avoid peeling its skin while you eat it. This step is very important.
(6) If your white fish is frozen, dip it in boiling water for half a minute or so before using it to cook. This will make the flesh more tender.
(7) Cooking white fish in lemon juice, sherry wine, or beer is another option to consider.
(8) Other options include using white wine, ginger, soy sauce, and mustard to cook your dish. You can also use hot pepper seeds or paprika powder to give your dish a spicy taste and finish cooking more quickly.
(9) White fish can also be grilled or fried. You might have to use oil but avoid adding too much as this might turn your white fish greasy. The best way is to dip it in flour first before frying it. This step makes the outside of your white fish crispy and tasty while avoiding the formation of excess oil.
(10) While cooking, avoid turning the heat too high. This will make your white fish turn dry and chewy. Cooking it on a slow fire is ideal if you want to achieve tenderness in your dish.
(11) If you want to thicken up the sauce before serving, remove the fillets from your white fish and boil the sauce. In the case of a frying method, you can add some cornstarch to thicken your dish after removing the fillets from it.
(12) Cut both your white fish fillets into even pieces before cooking to ensure they cook evenly. You can use a sharp knife for this purpose. The size of the fillets matters because large ones will take longer to cook. Smaller fillets can be cooked more quickly.
(13) Avoid using too much salt, pepper, and spices when cooking your white fish as this might cause it to dry out while you eat it. Add spices at the end of the cooking process instead. If the spices are added at the beginning, they will stick to the bottom of your pan instead.
(14) If you are not sure about how much salt you need to put in your dish, use a pre-made stock cube instead. This is an efficient way to season your white fish without ruining it.
Winter White Fish Recipe
This simple recipe is ideal for 2-3 servings
1/2-pound fresh white fish fillets, cut into 3/4″ pieces (cod, haddock, or you can substitute a milder flavored fish)
5 tbsp butter
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Parsley for garnish
1. Melt butter in the microwave and add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
2. Put fish into the melted butter and add cream.
3. Microwave on high for 5 minutes or until cooked through (depending on your microwave, you may need more or less time).
4. Serve over rice or noodles with a sprinkle of parsley.
You can add a variety of other spices to this dish for a very simple but tasty meal. Some suggestions are thyme, basil, oregano, and garlic powder.
You can also substitute a cup of white wine for the heavy cream to give it an even more “gourmet” flavor.
I usually serve this with a side of sauteed vegetables
Winter White Fish Recipes
- Microwavesafe wide bowl
- ½ pound white Fish
- 5 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp parsly
- Meltbutter in the microwave and add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Put fishinto the melted butter and add cream.
- Microwave onhigh for 5 minutes or until cooked through (depending on your microwave, youmay need more or less time).
- Serve overrice or noodles with a sprinkle of parsley.