Cooking Your Catch: Seafood

Cooking seafood is easier than you think! Follow this handy chart, and you'll find that cooking seafood is a snap!
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Does the thought of cooking make you crabby? Whether you're grilling out on a summer's day, firing up the oven or making something quick while you're on the go; cooking your catch doesn't have to be a daunting task. Don't be afraid to experiment in the kitchen either! Try some of these tasty recipes:

With seafood, the combinations are limitless! So cook up your favoirte fish without the fear of floundering. 

Cooking Method Types of Fish
Bake:
  • Preheat oven to 400-450° Fahrenheit.
  • Season fish with melted butter and lemon juice, and add the spices of your choice.
  • Cook about 10 minutes.

 

Fillets: Cod, Flounder, Haddock, Mahi Mahi, Orange Roughy, Perch, Salmon, Shark, Snapper, Sole, Whitefish

Steaks: Halibut, Salmon, Swordfish

Microwave:
  • Place fish in a shallow baking dish.
  • Season with lemon juice, herbs, or spices.
  • Cover with vented plastic wrap.
  • Cook on 100% power (high) 2-5 minutes, or until center is slightly translucent.
  • Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

 

Fillets: Cod, Flounder, Haddock, Halibut, Mahi Mahi, Orange Roughy, Perch, Salmon, Scrod, Shark, Snapper, Sole, Whitefish

Steaks: Halibut, Salmon, Swordfish

Shellfish: Scallops, Shrimp

Pan Fry/Stir Fry:
  • If desired, just before frying, dip fish in flour, bread crumbs, or cornmeal.
  • In a skillet, heat a small amount of oil or margarine until hot.
  • Cook fish in a single layer, on both sides, until golden brown.

 

Fillets: Catfish, Crappies, Perch, Pike, Trout

Shellfish: Oysters, Scallops, Shrimp

Grill:
  • Place fish in an oiled grill basket or on an oiled grill.
  • Grill uncovered over medium-hot coals, basting frequently with melted butter and lemon juice.
  • Place thin fish 2"-4" from coals, and place thick fish 5"-6" from coals.

 

Fillets: Haddock, Halibut, Salmon, Shark, Snapper

Steaks: Halibut, Salmon, Swordfish

Shellfish (on skewers): Shrimp, Sea Scallops