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Old 09-02-2011, 06:07 PM
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Favorite Simple Fish Recipes

The wife and I are embarking on natural LDL cholesterol reduction, and want to start eating seafood at least 3 times a week. Having 3 picky kids for years almost eliminated fish from our diets altogether, unless we ate out.

So now I'm gathering some favorite quick easy weeknight preparation ideas. My favorite so far which we made tonight:

Swordfish steak in foil -
1 lb swordfish topped slices of lemon and onion, sprinkled with salt, pepper, and dill. Then a splash of olive oil and white wine. I put it wrapped in heavy duty foil on the top rack of the grill, but probably a 400F oven is fine. Baked for 20 minutes, then opened the top to let it brown just a little. Boy was it good!

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That would have been en papillote but with parchment instead of foil.

Fish also does well with a cout de sel "salt dome" in the oven. Mix egg whites and kosher salt to make a mortar like crust to cover the fish and bake.

Both methods provide a greater margin of error before the fish dries out.
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If you take pretty much any kind of fish and do a dry rub with a little onion and garlic powder right before sauteing or baking it tends to come out pretty good. Just don't overcook it and you'll be fine.
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This one is not quite as quick & simple as your swordfish, but qualifies.
Very easy to make with basic ingredients, or you can buy Emiril's spice mix for convenience.
Excellent either in to oven or on the grill.
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Try as much as possible and your pocketbook will allow to buy wild caught fish. Farmed fish is not nearly so good for you and by some accounts it's pretty scary.

I like to make a honey balsamic glaze for planked salmon. Gently boil down a half cup of balsamic vinegar until it's reduced by half, let it cool. This syrup is great on pork too. Mix in honey to taste.
soak a natural cedar board for an hour in water. Put the salmon fillet on the plank and brush it with melted butter or olive oil. Salt and pepper it and score it like you would score a ham. Put it under the broiler in your oven, and about half way thru brush it with the vinegar honey glaze...spinach-arugula-tomato salad with vinaigrette dressing and shaved parmesan cheese, a few boiled tiny new potatoes and you're all set.

Bear in mind that farmed salmon is orange because of a dye that's put in the feed, otherwise it would be sort of trout grey color. Non migratory salmon don't change color. Buy wild. Who wants dyed fish?
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Marinate fresh Tilapia over night in whatever store-bought marinade strikes your fancy. I like Terriaki or lemon/pepper.

Grill on non-stick foil, open top. Flip once and serve.
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These all sound good - thanks! I've been buying at Harris Teeter and they make a point of the wild caught fish. Even so, some of it is dyed, and I'll look out for that.
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all my favorite fish recipes involve frying... sorry LDL.


Soak any white fish in buttermilk over night.

Mash up a bunch of Cheezits

Heat a pan with veggie oil a quarter inch high

Bread the fish in the Cheezits

...you get the drill.


Another one -my favorite.:

Fry halibut. But double bread it.



Another halibut:

Find 'Panko' - you'll thank me later

Get halibut filets

chop garlic and whatever other herbs you think might go well, mix them with the Panko, grated Parmesan and some olive oil

Make a mixture that will form a solid crust on top of the filet.

You can grill this with the skin down ; or bake it, which is nice because you can broil it at the end to darken the crust
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My Ol' Lady has a great one:

Start with a nice tuna steak. Coarsely crush black peppercorns. W/O any dip or bath press tuna into perrpercorns getting as much coverage as possible. Heat sesame oil in pan and lightly sear both sides. The cooking should barely penetrate the layer of peppercorns. Slice into 1/4" pieces and serve over a wasabi slaw.

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Try as much as possible and your pocketbook will allow to buy wild caught fish. Farmed fish is not nearly so good for you and by some accounts it's pretty scary.

I like to make a honey balsamic glaze for planked salmon. Gently boil down a half cup of balsamic vinegar until it's reduced by half, let it cool. This syrup is great on pork too. Mix in honey to taste.
soak a natural cedar board for an hour in water. Put the salmon fillet on the plank and brush it with melted butter or olive oil. Salt and pepper it and score it like you would score a ham. Put it under the broiler in your oven, and about half way thru brush it with the vinegar honey glaze...spinach-arugula-tomato salad with vinaigrette dressing and shaved parmesan cheese, a few boiled tiny new potatoes and you're all set.

Bear in mind that farmed salmon is orange because of a dye that's put in the feed, otherwise it would be sort of trout grey color. Non migratory salmon don't change color. Buy wild. Who wants dyed fish?
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Around here most people seem to think --If it swims you roll in in cornmeal and deep fry it, There doesn't seem to be many health consious doing their version of salmon. I also like trout, and any kind that doesnt have scales. yup buy -or catch wild. Most people lay a fillet in pecan crumbs and cook in butter-next time try pistachio crumbs-its great.
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This thread is making me hungry. yummy.
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My Ol' Lady has a great one:

Start with a nice tuna steak. Coarsely crush black peppercorns. W/O any dip or bath press tuna into perrpercorns getting as much coverage as possible. Heat sesame oil in pan and lightly sear both sides. The cooking should barely penetrate the layer of peppercorns. Slice into 1/4" pieces and serve over a wasabi slaw.

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I made something similar. I was afraid to sear anything in sesame oil because of a bad experience I had. But I marinated the tuna in a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil and honey. Coated with crushed pepper and sesame seeds, and seared both sides in olive oil. My wife was leery of eating the fish raw like that, but it sure was good!
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I'm off to Walmart to get me some Gorton's Fish Sticks.
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I'm off to Walmart to get me some Gorton's Fish Sticks.
Bring your camera.
I'm curious to know if all those "people of Walmart" photos are the real thing?

I've read on some foodie forums that some folks seem to think Long John Silver's fish is even finer than Gorton's
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Bring your camera.
I'm curious to know if all those "people of Walmart" photos are the real thing?

I've read on some foodie forums that some folks seem to think Long John Silver's fish is even finer than Gorton's
The Walmart people are real here in KY. I never go at the first of the month.

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