Cooking Fish

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Instead of cooking fish in butter, use a little chicken broth. It is less fattening.

By mamacrafter from TN

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November 9, 2004

After frying fish or something that leaves a lingering odor in the house. Put out several bowls with about a 1/2 cup white vinegar, particularly in the kitchen, for several hours or overnight. The odor will disappear.

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July 1, 2004

Last year a friend of ours recommended a product called Panko. It is located in the Asian food section of the grocery store in a small green box. It is similar to a bread crumb mixture and is excellent in taste and your fish is not greasy. I have been told that it works great with chicken as well, but have not yet tried it.

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You dip your skinned fish in milk, then lightly roll in flour. Then roll into beaten eggs then into the Panko. We have even just done it in milk and Panko. If you are lactose intolerant you could just run the fish under water as if washing it, but make sure to shake the drips so that the grease doesn't spatter.

We have cooked our fish and put it in the fridge overnight and reheated the next day and it is never soggy. It is so good! You can even season your flour before rolling the fish into it.

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In a small bowl, combine soy sauce and lemon juice. Pour 1/4 cup marinade in a resealable plastic bag, and add fish.

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Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.

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Whenever I cook fish, either baking it or panfrying, there is a milky residue that seeps from the fish. The fish is done, but the residue is unappetizing looking. I see lots of great recipes, but are afraid to try them because of this. What causes it and how can I cook the fish to avoid it?
Thanks for any help.

By Marion Hewitt from Ontario, Canada

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Maybe you are not cooking them long enough,good luck.

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

It is coagulated protein from fish juices/moisture. It tastes fine, but looks yucky to some [depends on how much].

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Scrape it off and try not to mess up the fish or cover it with parsley. Or maybe let fish drain a bit on paper towel or rack before cooking and see if that minimizes the problem.

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March 29, 20100 found this helpful

This milky residue for fish is the same as blood from beef. it is not harmful nor is it inedible. Just carefully remove it from the edges of the fish. It does not mean the fish is not totally cooked. Eat that fish, it is good for you.

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March 30, 20100 found this helpful

If you bake them on a rack most of the juice will fall into the catch pan.

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May 15, 20100 found this helpful

I have good luck wih fish on a Foreman grill. I make my own olive oil spray with one of those sprayer thingees, and use olive oil, garlic powder (don't use salt) or Mrs.

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Dash, then watch it! Cooks quickly. Sprinkle with fresh lemon juice!

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May 21, 2018

Many cultures cook fish inside banana leaves as bananas are grown in tropical climates worldwide. This is a page about cooking fish in banana leaves.

Fish cooked in banana leaf

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February 16, 2017

Make a delicious meal of steamed fish with minimal prep using this easy recipe. This page shows you how to make steamed fish packets.

Steamed Fish Packets

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