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How can I prepare freshwater fish without completely cooking it? Can I eat freshwater fish raw?

Besides a complete cooking like frying, baking, BBQ or smoking is there any other way to prepare freshwater fish that would render it safe to eat in a sushi type application?
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At what temperature should monkfish be prepared?

At what internal temperature should you aim for monkfish to be properly cooked? According to this recipe, it should be at 145F (63ºC). Does anybody know a temperature chart for fish in general? FYI I ...
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Why do my salmon fish cakes break up in frying?

We make salmon fish cakes from a mix of canned fish, cooked potatoes and eggs mixed in a food processor. They are then deep fried. We find that the first batch are fine. The second batch comes out ...
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How long in fridge for sushi steaks?

I ordered some sushi grade steaks online. They came frozen, as they were shipped with dry ice to keep them nice and cold. Frozen, I cut them into pieces and put them back in the freezer, taking out ...
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How to cook cubed fish for a fish taco (tortilla)

Today someone at work described eating a delicious halibut taco. I've never had one before but it sounds awesome, so I'm going to try to make one some time this week (but since I have a lot of salmon ...
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Clean an entire fish before or after storing in a freezer?

After buying an entire fish from the supermarket, I was wondering if it is better to clean an entire fish before or after putting it to a freezer for storage (not long, abound a few days)? Or the ...
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How to counteract excessive saltiness in dried fish?

My wife comes from a culture where preparation and eating of dried fish is very common (as long as one takes the proper measures to deal with the smell). She prepared for me recently a serving of ...
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Fish in the Microwave [closed]

I used to know a recipe for microwaving fish using a glass (has to be glass) dish i.e. 8 x 8 inch and milk. Took only a few minutes and it was excellent! Anyone familiar with this recipe?
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How Do I make My Casserole (with Noodles) Less Dry?

Okay, I know why pasta absorbs the sauce and it can be dry if left in the sauce, but what about making it not so dry in a casserole you cook in the oven? Did a great casesrolle last night and it was ...
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Which part of blue fish is not edible?

I bought a blue fish caught in Maryland. Can I eat the entire fish, or are there some parts of it which are not edible?
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Are heads of porgies poisonous?

I found on the Wikipedia article for porgies, there is a quote from a reference saying that: Johnson, G.D. & Gill, A.C. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N.. ed. Encyclopedia of ...
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How long can fish be left out?

I was defrosting fish and forgot about it. It has been left out for a long time. How long can fish actually be left out before it goes bad?
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How can I stop fish from sticking to a stainless steel pan?

I think Anne Burrell lied to me. She said fish will always stick to a stainless pan. This is true. No matter how well I lubricate my pan, my fish will always adhere like cement. She also said that the ...
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What is the difference between these tableware flatware and cutlery?

1) May i know specifically in words what the difference(s) are, if any, between a fish knife a master butter knife (butter serving knife) and a fruit knife? I have googled sufficiently and found ...
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Is this fish dish actually Greek in origin?

In Poland, where I live, a certain fish dish became very popular not so very long ago. It's called "ryba po grecku" which essentially translates to "Greek-style fish". The recipe is not particularly ...
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How do I stop fresh fish from falling apart while cooking?

We sometimes buy trout from a local breeder who'll get them fresh out of the water for us, and then cook them a few hours later. They taste great, but the flesh tends to fall apart in a way that ...
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Preparation of gravlax versus lox

I have prepared lox and gravlax in the past. In both instances, I have brined and lightly smoked the salmon; in the case of gravlax, I have then put finely snipped fresh dill on the flesh side of the ...
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Does fresh mackerel have more omega-3 fatty acids than smoked mackerel?

Are there more omega-3 fatty acids in fresh than smoked mackerel? Is there something in process of smoking that would cause the mackerel to lose some of the fatty acids? In other words, does the ...
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Desperately Seeking Chicken Haddies

A staple of my Gran's kitchen when I was a child, Chicken Haddies (unbelievably I found a graphic of the product she favoured, below) was boneless haddock meat wrapped in wax paper then canned (a ...
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What sauce could I use for haddock? [closed]

I'm doing fish fries tonight, and my wife doesn't like breaded fish. The thought was to pan sear hers and finish it with a sauce. Unfortunately, I'm having a tough time finding sauce ideas for ...
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How do you clean or gut fish

I'm lucky enough to have been gifted two Trout by a neighbour... and have not had the pleasure of preparing fresh fish before (or at least not unprepared fish). I've attempted an internet search but ...
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Differences between haddock versus cod

I saw haddock on sale at our local grocer. It's really cheap this week. It grew my curiosity. Are there any similarities between haddock and cod as in flavor? I often see haddock and cod ...
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What is a good alternative to Sea Bass?

I am cooking a recipe of Asian style sea bass. What would be a good, cheaper alternative to sea bass that is readily available in a UK supermarket?
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How long can I keep thawed vacuum-packed fish in the fridge?

I know that for fresh fish, or fish that was previously frozen without special storage, you should use it the same day. If I thawed too much, does the fact that it was vacuum-packed add to the time I ...
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How can I cook trout without generating horror stories?

I bought some frozen trout filets, pre-seasoned. As instructed on the box, I left one in the fridge yesterday to thaw overnight. Today -- also as instructed on the box -- I put the stove on ...
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How to tell when fish is done baking?

I've been told that the top should easily flake with a fork (this is when baking skin-side down). Is there any fish for which that is not the case? And what should the middle look like with which ...
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At which temperature and how long should I cook tilapia on the grill?

I have never done tilapia on the grill. At which temperature, and how long should I cook it?
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Fish and cheese: An unbreakable rule?

I always wondered about this seemingly static rule: Never add cheese (especially, but not limited to parmigiano reggiano) to a dish with fish. Italians would never, ever add parmigiano ...
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What's the correct temperature to prepare confit cod?

I've been cooking confit cod at 40°C (104°F). Once it reaches 40°C, I keep it for about 5 minutes and take it out of the oven. However, the thinner parts of the cod lose more moist than the thicker ...
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Sardines without the nasty breath?

I recently tried to do more with small canned fish. Despite the stigma, they're cheap and healthy and underutilized--what's not to love? More than 3 hours later, I was mortified to find out that I ...
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What type of fish is best suited for baking?

I have very little experience in cooking fish (of any type, using any method). So I was wondering, what type of fish is suited for baking? For reference, recently came across this recipe: ...
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Do some fish smell “fishier”? Why?

I've heard some say that fish only smells offensive if it's old. But my experience suggests that some fish, like salmon, are simply "fishier" and that the smell can put some people off. Is that right? ...
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Best method to prepare catfish (very soft flesh)?

I live in an area that has some of the best catfishing in the world. Here, they are considered a garbage fish, and no one eats them. I think I would like to try them. What are the best ways to ...
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How can I get crispy skin when pan frying fish?

I struggle to get crispy skin when pan frying fillets. What's the secret?
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“Odd” flavor in some white fish - how to predict?

I am able to taste a flavor in some fish (usually white fish) that most other people do not (I also can smell the asparagus pee smell, and am a strong taster ... but not supertaster?... of bitter ...
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Brown line in back of shrimp

What could be a brown line in the back of an already peeled shrimp?
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How can I adapt rice cooker steamed fish to cooking in a pot?

I have seen steamed fish dishes where the fish is cooked on top of the rice in a rice cooker. I'd like to try this, but I don't have a rice cooker and always cook my rice in a pot. Does anyone know ...
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I have a frozen fish head. What should I do with it?

I butterflied a whole dorade but removed the head. It's now sitting in the freezer waiting for a soup or stock. Does anyone know a more interesting or creative use for fish heads?
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What north atlantic fish can we use to make a good ceviche?

I am planning to do a ceviche entrée in Ireland but I am limited in the choice of seafood and most likely won't find Peruvian/Pacific ones. Any recommendations for? substitutes
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Can I still eat this fish?

I just found a couple of salmon fillets in my freezer that seem to have been there for about two years. Are they still edible, or should I bin them?
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How to cook a fish to make its bone as soft as those in sardines?

When eating fish, accidentally swallowing the bones is a nightmare for me. Currently, eating sardine is the only solution due to its soft bone. I am worried that my health may suffer in the future ...
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A question of Fishmonger basics and fish processing and handling?

I went to a fishmonger for the first time yesterday and I have a few basic questions. Should the place smell like fish? I have been informed that it should not smell like fish and if it did they did ...
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How do you properly defrost frozen fish?

I recently bought a package of frozen cod that contains about 6 pieces. How do you go about properly defrosting them? Thanks.
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Cebiche dinner considered harmful

I've been in Peru recently and enjoyed a lot of very good meals. Cebiches and tiraditos were among the best. However, as it was a short business trip, luncheons were usually short and quick, so we ...
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Some fishermen tell me I caught a Trout Salmon. Does this fish differ much from ordinary salmon?

Like the title says, got a couple questions about the fish I just caught... Firstly, is there anyway to confirm what type of fish this is? 'Ordinary salmon' or 'trout salmon'? Lastly, does it differ ...
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Resources for reheatable meals, specifically fish?

I start work today at a new restaurant. One of my responsibilities will be to come up with daily fish dishes for the takeout counter servicing the lower echelons of office staff in our building. Easy, ...
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What type of fish would be best suited for a trio pairing of sashimi, crudo and ceviche?

I am preparing a trio of fish to exemplify the different ways and methods of preparing fish without cooking it in a traditional manner. The three ways I am preparing said fish will be Sashimi, Crudo, ...
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Can store bought salmon be used for sashimi?

Is it safe to consume raw fish purchased at the fish counter of a typical suburban grocery store? If not, do you have any tips for finding sushi grade fish.
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Are sea bass fillets meant to be crisp on the flesh side when fried?

I've just cooked some sea bass fillets (according to the instructions), and was instructed (by the instructions) to turn them from the skin side to the flesh side mid-way through cooking. This led to ...
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What is the best way to reheat leftover grilled fish?

I have rarely (if ever) looked forward to eating leftover grilled fish. What is the best technique to reheat the fish so that it has the best flavor and texture? I understand that some of the ...