How to Be a Cook Who Makes Fish Truly Thrilling

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Cooking fish and seafood is one of the greatest adventures in the kitchen. Done right, a sweet and flaky fillet of fish is easy and delicious. Scallops are the simplest form of luxury, and shrimp — well, it’s our easy button for a fast and fancy date night. But fish is also a little expensive and can be confusing, right? If you’ve ever hesitated at the fish counter, or read a recipe for fish tacos and wondered how red snapper was different from tilapia, or just simply looked at a dry, unhappy plate of salmon and asked what went wrong, this guide is for you! Here’s what to buy, how to cook it, and more ways to make fish the most confident, thrilling part of your repertoire as a cook.

 

Why Fish?

Today we’re going to talk about one of the most delicious and healthiest foods you can eat: fish!

Why fish? Seafood is (along with meat and poultry) one of the Big Three proteins. But it’s also the one most cooks hesitate over. Part of this is the expense (although there are delicious inexpensive options), and part of this is that, because it’s so incredibly lean, it’s also the easiest protein to overcook and/or under-season. And yet, if you’re a busy person looking for delicious and quick last-minute meal options, one of the best things you can do is keep some fillets in your freezer. So let’s learn how to make it!

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