Cooking Tips

Cooking Tip From Corporate Chef Boban Kovachevich

HOW TO BAKE SEAFOOD

Recommend types of seafood for baking: Fish fillets or steaks, shellfish, whole fish.

Baking is a method for cooking seafood quickly at a high temperature.

Bake in a preheated oven at 375oF. Measure the fish at the thickest part, and cook for 10 minutes per inch thickness, or until the fish is cooked in the center.

Baking actually requires very little or no added fat, another ideal choice for healthy eaters. Easy ways to keep the seafood moist during cooking include coating with seasoned breadcrumbs, lightly brushing with olive oil or melted butter, or topping with thinly sliced vegetables.

Preheat the oven. Arrange the seafood in a single layer in a lightly oiled or buttered baking dish. If cooking fillets, fold under the thin ends so that they will cook evenly.
Season the seafood or add a coating or topping

Bake the seafood until it is cooked in the center.


 

Buying whole fresh fish  

Fresh fish is easy to recognize. Here’s what to look for:

  • The eyes should appear bright and clear, almost alive! The gills should be reddish and the skin moist and with tightly adhered, shiny scales.
  • Fresh fish flesh will give slightly when you press it with a finger, then spring back into shape.
  • Fresh fish never smells fishy, it smells… fresh.
  • When you get home from the market, unwrap your fish, wipe it gently with a damp cloth, then tightly wrap in plastic or foil and store in the bottom of your refrigerator. Enjoy it within two days.

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