Fish, Does the idea of cooking seafood scare you all the time
When buying fish it should not have an odor to it. If it does that means it’s been sitting around far too long. The fastest and easiest way to cook a simple fish dish is to sear it. It may sound elaborate, but searing means nothing more than “making very hot,” which is how the pan should be whenever you sear.
The number one thing people don’t do is let the pan get hot enough. Too little heat causes it to stick to the pan and break apart and this will make it tough to flip. Crank up the temperature and use an oil that can take the heat like canola oil. This oil usually smokes less than olive oil and butter.
Try different varieties like tilapia, flounder, sole or cod. Depending on the thickness of the fish, all you need to do is cook it for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Since fish tends to keep cooking itself after the heat’s gone, remove the fish slightly before it’s almost done. Try adding a little lemon juice, parsley and butter or add some of your favorite seasonings.
Now you will know how to make a simple and healthy dinner in minutes.
1 lb. of fish fillets
Pinch of salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
4 tablespoons butter
4 tbs olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Season fish with S & P.
Heat oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat.
Add fish and cook on one side until brown and flip over once and brown on other side.
Meanwhile heat only 1 tbs. of butter in small saucepan and add lemon juice & parsley.
Simmer and then remove from heat.
Add remaining butter and swirl around until it is melted, this will create a creamy buttery sauce not oily. Drizzled over fish and serve