Healthy Tilapia Recipe: Pan Seared Tilapia

Want to learn how to cook fish? Check out this guide to learn!

Best Cooking Techniques: broil, poach, sauté, steam, stir-fry
Potential Herbs and Spices: basil, cayenne, chili peppers, cilantro, garlic, pepper
Potential Fruits and Vegetables: avocados, cabbage, cucumbers, collards, lemons, potatoes, tomatillos, tomatoes


How to Cook Fish Fast

Southerners! We really have to resist the urge to fry fish. I know that that crunch is hard to resist, but we have to find a way. Any of the techniques above is perfect for fish just make sure that you add spices and herbs that bring out the flavor of the fish. Trust me, the better you can make it taste the less likely you are to want to fry it.

My favorite technique for cooking fish is poaching. This is a very simple method that takes little effort. For a serving for two people, all you have to do is add about 2 teaspoons of your favorite seasonings to 6 cups of water in a pot. Add about 1 teaspoon of salt to the pot and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Then bring the water to a bowl. Remove the pot from the heat and place fish into the pot. Cover the pot with a lid and let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes.

The salt and sugar I mentioned above are not in the pot for flavoring. It is a method of pulling the flavorings from the herbs and spices in the water into the fish. If you want to look it up, the science term for it is osmosis. Don’t worry too much about that though. Just know that it works amazingly. Add Italian style or New Orleans style tomato sauce over the top of the fish for even more flavor!

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