How to Make the Best Fish Recipes 

After I learned how to make my best fish recipes, I found them to be among some of my family’s favorites. A trick I use to remove some of the “fishy taste” is to soak it over night in salt water; half of teaspoon per quart of water normally does the trick.


Fresh fish can be identified by its bright bulging eyes, bright red gills, firm elastic flesh which holds no imprint when pressed and its characteristic fresh fishy odor. The scales should adhere closely to the skin and should be free from slime.


When I was learning how to make my best fish recipes, I found that all fresh fish are more or less adaptable to the same methods of cooking; broiling, frying, baking, poaching and steaming. Although lean fish are considered better suited for poaching, steaming and frying and the fat fish for broiling and baking, there are too many exceptions to make this a rule. For instance Salmon is a fat fish and is excellent for poaching; swordfish, a lean fish is usually broiled.


When I learned how to make my best fish recipes, depending on what other ingredients I used, the ones cooked in the oven typically have fewer calories than the fried fish. 

 HOW TO MAKE THE BEST FISH RECIPE BAKED

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 fish fillets
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
  • Pinch of thyme
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small grated onion
  • 1 Teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 Tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/4 cup boiling water

Place onion slices and bay leaf in a greased baking dish. Season fish with salt, pepper and thyme. Place fish on top of the onion slices. In a small skillet brown almond slivers lightly in oil. Add grated onion. lemon rind, parsley, and wine. Dissolve bouillon cube in the 1/4 cup of boiling water and add to sauce. Blend and pour over fish. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Canned fish like salmon and tuna are used in make some of the best recipes as in the following two.


SALMON LOAF RECIPE

  • 1 can salmon
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
  • 8 white crackers

Mix together and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.


TUNA CASSEROLE RECIPE

  • 8 ounces wide noodles (cooked and drained)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 (7 oz) cans tuna fish in oil (undrained)
  • 1 small can sliced mushrooms (undrained)
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 Teaspoons paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can (16 oz) whole onions (drained)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter (melted)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Blend together mushroom soup, mushrooms with liquid, sour cream, paprika, lemon juice, and pepper. Stir in tuna in oil, onions, and noodles. Dump into casserole dish. Mix crumbs with butter. Sprinkle on top of casserole. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until bubbly.


FRIED COD RECIPE

How to Make the Best Fish Recipes like this Fried CodHow to Make the Best Fish Recipes like this Fried Cod

All of us who love great seafood recipes love a delicious fried cod filets at times. Although it has more calories, generally speaking, sometime we just have to sacrifice.

  • Fish
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1 egg, beaten

Rinse and dry fish. Mix cornmeal with the flour, salt and pepper. Beat egg into milk. Dip fish into the egg/milk wash. Then dip into the cornmeal/flour mixture. Heat oil and butter in a frying pan until sizzling. Place fish in fat and fry until fillet is tender. Drain and serve.


BAKED FLOUNDER RECIPE

Baked Flounder RecipeBaked Flounder Recipe
  • 12 ounces frozen flounder
  • paprika
  • salt/pepper
  • 2 fresh tomatoes sliced 1/2 inch
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

Sprinkle fish with salt, pepper and paprika.

Place fish in baking dish; place tomatoes slices on top of fish. 

Sprinkle top with onion, parsley, basil and cheese.

Drizzle Italian dressing over the top; bake about 25 minutes.

Baked Flounder RecipeBaked Flounder Recipe

MARINATED SCROD FILET RECIPE

Some of the best fish recipes are marinated in white wine.

  • ¼ Cup white wine
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Scrod fish filets or other white fish (4 to 6 ounces each)
  • ¼ Cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ Teaspoon garlic salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Combine wine, lemon juice, soy sauce and olive oil; blend well.

Place fish filets in a shallow baking dish.

Pour marinade over the fish; refrigerate for 2 hours.

Combine flour, parsley, garlic salt and black pepper; blend.

Drain fish filets, dredge in seasoned flour.

Melt butter in skillet; sauté fish until golden brown.

Serves 2.


KENTUCKY TROUT RECIPE

Learn how to make the best fish recipe served with Bourbon apple sauce.

  • 5 Fresh rainbow trout
  • ½ Pound crabmeat (Pick over)
  • 1 Red delicious apple (Chop fine)
  • 8 Ounces Kentucky ham (Chop fine)
  • 3 Ounces black walnuts (Chop fine)
  • 3 Eggs
  • Pepper to taste
  • 20 Bacon strips
  • 1 Small bag of mesquite wood
  • Sautéed watercress for garnish
  • Bourbon apple sauce (Recipe below)

Skin trout from back of tail to the head leaving filets connected at the dorsal fin.

Remove the heat and tail and slice off the dorsal fin; cut trout in half.

In a bowl mix crabmeat, apple, ham, walnuts and eggs; mix and season with pepper.

Stuff trout and wrap with bacon; place on medium hot grill until bacon is brown and crisp.

Line plates with bourbon apple sauce; top with fish.

 Garnish with sautéed watercress.


Bourbon Apple Sauce

  • 3 Red delicious apples (Diced)
  • 1 Small onion (Diced)
  • 3 Ounces Kentucky Bourbon
  • 2 Cups beef and chicken broth mixed
  • 3 Ounces cream
  • 2 Ounces pine nut butter (Crush few pine nuts and mix with little softened butter)

Sauté onions and apples in skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes until soft.

Add bourbon and CAREFULLY light with long match (Away from fire on stove).

Add broth to skillet, bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.

Add cream; cook until sauce reduces and begins to thicken.

Stir in the pine nut butter; strain.


HADDOCK CREOLE RECIPE

This haddock creole is one of the best fish recipes.

  • 1 Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Clove garlic (Chopped)
  • 1 Red bell pepper (Seed and slice)
  • 1 Green bell pepper (Seed and slice)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Can (16 Ounces) tomatoes (Drained and chop)
  • Salt/ pepper
  • 2 Pounds haddock fillets
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Chopped parsley

Combine onion, garlic, peppers and butter in microwave salt dish.

Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes; stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper.

Spread half of mixture over bottom of shallow microwave casserole dish.

Arrange fish fillets over top; sprinkle fish with lemon juice.

Top with remaining tomato mixture; cover with plastic wrap.

Pierce plastic wrap; cook on HIGH for 10 minutes; remove plastic.

Garnish with chopped parsley; serves 4.


GRILLED LIME AND GINGER SALMON RECIPE

This grilled lime and ginger salmon qualifies for one of the best fish recipes! 

  • 2 Tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons grated lime peel
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 Salmon fillets (8 Ounces each)
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 Teaspoons lime juice
  • Garnish with fresh lime slices

Combine first 5 ingredients; press onto sides of salmon fillets.

Cover and marinade in refrigerator for 45 minutes.

Gently scrape mixture from fillets with back of knife.

Combine butter and lime juice; baste salmon fillets.

Place salmon in greased grilling basket.

Cook over medium hot coals about 5 minutes on each side.

NOTE: Will be done when fish flakes when tested with a fork.

Serves 4.


MUSTARD TOPPED COD RECIPE

  • 1 ¾ Pounds cod fillets (Cut in large pieces)
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • ½ Cup water
  • 1 Onion (Sliced thin)
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 6 Peppercorns
  • 6 Tablespoons butter (Melted)
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • Sprigs fresh parsley
  • Lemon slices

Arrange fish in bottom of shallow microwave dish.

Combine vinegar and water; pour over the cod.

Scatter onion over the fish; add bay leaf and peppercorns.

Cover dish with plastic wrap and pierce top with knife.

Cook in microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes.

Combine and mix melted butter, mustard and salt.

Drain liquid from fish; spread butter mixture over fish pieces.

Heat in microwave on MEDIUM for 1 ½ minutes. 

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