7 Seafood Cooking Tips for the Perfect Fish Dish

Monday 02nd Aug 2021 |

William Shakespeare wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on!” If he believed that, then chances are he’s never had a melt-in-your-mouth lobster tail, or a piece of cedar plank salmon perfectly charred on the grill. The food of love is food, and that food comes from the sea! 

Seafood is my love language, and nothing sends a message like seafood cooking in the kitchen. There’s a reason fish is part of nearly every cuisine on earth. Preparing seafood at home can be intimidating, however, and you might be afraid to attempt it for fear of getting it wrong. 

I’m here to tell you that cooking with seafood is easier than you think. Whether you’re a slow cooker queen or addicted to your air fryer, there is a foolproof method that will have your dinner guests drooling. Read on to learn seven delectable tips to try if you want to learn how to cook seafood like a pro! 

Tips for the Perfect Fish Dish – The Simplicity of the Scallop

For some reason, the thought of scallops evokes fine dining and a complicated French Technique. The truth is, scallops are deceptively simple to make. Whipping up different types of scallops is a fifteen-minute process that will leave your guests wondering if you attended culinary school on the sly. 

Start with dry scallops, and season simply with salt and black pepper to taste. Use a skillet to sear the scallops in some olive oil for about three minutes per side, being careful not to move them before you are ready to flip them. You can finish them by basting them with some delicious butter.

Remove the scallops, but keep the butter in the pan! This butter will become your sauce when you add some lemon juice or stock. Add the scallops and sauce to your plate and you’re good to go!

Tips for the Perfect Fish Dish – Air Fryer Ahi

There is something about ahi tuna that even red meat fans love. When you give it a sear, it takes on a delicious flavor without losing the buttery-soft texture of sushi-grade fish. You can buy portioned ahi tuna in the freezer aisle and sear them in your air fryer in less than five minutes.

Don’t worry about seafood cooking temp – ahi is meant to stay mostly raw – but your best bet is to preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees. Simply pop your tuna into the basket and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes for a perfect sear every time. 

Tips for the Perfect Fish Dish – Slow Cooker Seafood Scampi

You can impress your guests with flavorful shrimp scampi using everyone’s favorite set-it-and-forget-it tool, the slow cooker. You’ll start with a scampi sauce made up of chicken broth, olive oil, butter, garlic, and lemon juice. Add the shrimp, and keep the tails on. 

You can add parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Cook on low for about two and a half hours. Serve over spaghetti for the world’s easiest impressive dish!

Tips for the Perfect Fish Dish – Cedar Plank Grilling

There is nothing like seafood grilled using a cedar plank to add depth of flavor. The best part is that it doesn’t require any special skill, as long as you are already familiar with how to operate your grill. You will need to acquire cedar planks, which you should soak in warm water for at least an hour before grilling. To learn more about grilling visit, ownthegrill.com

Prepare your fish (I like salmon) as desired. An Asian-inspired marinade is a great option for grilled fish. A base of soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and a little bit of vegetable oil can get you started. 

Put the planks down on the grill first and wait until they smoke. Place your marinated fish on top of the heated planks. Cover and grill for about twenty minutes, or until your salmon flakes. 

Tips for the Perfect Fish Dish – Rock The Lobster (Tail)

7 Seafood Cooking Tips for the Perfect Fish Dish

Because lobster is such a delicacy, it can be one of the more intimidating dishes to prepare. Does it make you feel any better to learn that lobster was once the food of peasants and prisoners? This crustacean has come a long way, but you shouldn’t feel intimidated!

You can easily bake Get Maine Lobster tails to achieve a delicate, even texture. Just split them in half and place them in a baking dish. Cooking seafood temperature for lobster is 425 degrees. 

Add some water to the bottom of the pan so the lobster tails will steam as they cook. Cook for about two minutes per ounce of lobster. Remove from the oven and serve hot with butter sauce!

Tips for the Perfect Fish Dish – Taco Bout Fish Tacos

In the summer months, there is nothing quite like a zesty fish taco outside under the moonlight. This dish may be less fancy, but the taste is sure to impress. Because it’s so easy, you can make Taco Tuesday an elevated tradition! 

7 Seafood Cooking Tips for the Perfect Fish Dish

The best kind of fish to use for fish tacos is also inexpensive and widely available: tilapia or cod. You will want to stick to white fish for tacos. Their mild flavor and incredible texture work well with the zesty taco seasoning. 

You can use a store-bought seasoning packet. Call it your “secret blend” – I won’t tell! Otherwise, sprinkle on some cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and some smoked paprika.

Once seasoned, bake in the oven at 400 degrees for ten minutes, and then broil until the top is nice and brown. Customize how you please by mixing up the tortilla, slaw, and sauce. 

Tips for the Perfect Fish Dish – The Best Recipe Is Not Cooking

Sushi has a fancy reputation considering you don’t need to cook it at all! Your guests are sure to be impressed if served some beautiful raw fish, and all you have to do is defrost it! Feel free to take all the credit for “cooking!”

7 Seafood Cooking Tips for the Perfect Fish Dish

You will want to look for sushi-grade tuna or salmon in the store. You can find it in many Asian markets. Slice it up and serve it as sashimi (raw fish sushi, without rice), or include it in a poke bowl with some edamame and avocado! 

If you want to impress in the laziest way possible, set up a poke bar and let the guests assemble their bowls themselves! That’s how to cook seafood everyone will love without lifting a finger!

Seafood Cooking Without Tears

There is nothing like the smell of seafood cooking or the sound of guests impressed by a beautiful piece of fish. Cooking seafood can be quick and simple! Use the tools that you already have on hand to have your best dinner party ever!

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