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Seafood Cooking Tips

ByAdam Schihab

Mar 29, 2021
Simple Seafood Cooking Tips by chef Adam Schihab

I am an international chef, and in this article, I am sharing some simple and easy ways to cook seafood. 

Eating seafood is good for your health – how often have you heard this phrase? However, many people worldwide do not live near the coast, and their access to seafood is limited. The challenge is to find out how to cook it. But, the good news is that you don’t have to be an expert or know all about cooking seafood. Many seafood recipes follow a typical fundamental pattern. A single formula (recipe) we can use to cook different types of seafood. You need to understand the basics.

Seafood is usually coming into two types:

  1. Lean Fish
  2. Fat Trawl

Lean Fish are those low-fat fish. They have a fat content ranging from 0.5 percent to 5 percent. Its low oil content means that its quality is maintained even if it is frozen for about six months. Dependent fish are usually white meat, and a few examples are Alaska Pollock, cod gadus morhua, Snapper, Golden Pompano, Halibut, and so on.

Fat Fish are those fish that have more than 5 percent fat. However, fish oil is still good for your health, so you don’t have to worry. The fat still can distribute throughout the fish meat, so the fish meat is usually slightly darker. These fish are not very cold and have a concise shelf life of three months. There are some examples of fatty fish Pompano, Salmon, and Tuna, and so on.

Cooking Tips

When cooking seafood, there are just a few basic rules you need to keep in mind. Recipes can be used alternately for both types of the trawl.

  1. Fatty fish are strong in taste, and if you add fresh fish to the recipe, you can lose the flavor of the fish.
  2. If you plan to replace fatty fish with fresh fish, you may need to bet several times to prevent the fish from drying out during cooking.
  3. Lean fish is a good choice for soup and stew that needs to be handled regularly. The thinner fish’s strong durability means that it retains its shape and gives the finished look even more pleasing.

Enjoy your seafood cooking, try swapping one fish for another recipe, and you will surely enjoy the excellent and delicious results you will get.

10 Mins Rules

When it comes to cooking seafood, time is of the essence. You will not want to drink too much of your fish because it can leave your fish dry and tasteless. Fully cooked fish will be moist and taste good. The best way to cook fish using the standard method is to follow the “10-mins rule”. In the beginning, you need to measure the fish in its thickest area. If you want a fish that has been pressed or rolled, measure it after making the compressed. You need to cook the fish for 10 minutes per inch, turn it over to the passage section. For example, one inch of fish will need to cook for five minutes on each side.

The cooking trawl depends entirely on time. The most common mistake when cooking fish is overcooking. Avoid cooking the fish until it overflows, as this can make the trawl hard and dry. So avoid overcooking fish and enjoy your next seafood.

Enhance your well-being and healthy life by discovering how to prepare yourself to enjoy fresh and healthy food. I want to request you to follow me on Instagram (@adamschihab) to share my updates daily.