Monday, February 21, 2011

I bumped into this nice article today morning, So thought of sharing with you........

Healthy ways to cook fish :

Baking - make shallow cuts along the top of the fish. Put into a greased dish and cover with foil. Flavor with herbs, lemon juice and olive oil. Bake at around 180°C and baste frequently.
Below is a link to this recipe
http://whats4dinnersolutions.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/baked-fish-in-lemondill-with-veggies/


    Shallow frying - dry and flour the fish. Place a small amount of oil or butter in the pan. Fry the fish at a medium heat.
    Here is a recipe for Shallow fried fish 
    http://www.101cookingrecipes.com/vietnamese-cooking-recipes/shallow-fried-fish-mekong-ca-mekong.php




    Grilling - cut slashes into whole fish to help the heat penetrate the flesh. Place fish on a preheated grill. Baste frequently.
    Below is a link to this recipe
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoosvanrobin/2053865018/



    Poaching - not suitable for flaky varieties. Place fish in gently simmering stock. Whole fish should be placed in a pan of cold stock, which is then slowly brought up to a gentle simmer.
    Below is a Recipe of poached fish
    http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/poached-fish-with-cucumbers/Detail.aspx



    Steaming - put fish in a steamer or on a plate over a saucepan containing gently boiling water. Cover.
    Below is a link to this recipe
    http://kokrobin.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/chinese-steamed-fish/




    I have included a link to video on different methods of cooking fish .Let me know if you have found it useful    


    Types of fish cut :
    • Fillet - the boneless flank of the fish.
    • Dressed - with head and fins (entrails, scales and gills are removed).
    • Steak - cross-sections taken from a dressed fish.
    • Gutted - whole fish with entrails removed.

    I have included a link to video on 
    " Different types of fish cuts" .Let me know if you have found it useful.




    Things to remember while eating fish :
    • Eating one or two serves of fish weekly can reduce the risk of a range of diseases, from childhood asthma to prostate cancer.
    •  Healthy ways to enjoy fish include baked, poached, grilled and steamed.
    •  Avoid fish high in mercury such as shark, swordfish (broadbill) and marlin.
    •  Pregnant women, women planning pregnancy and children up to six years of age should choose the fish they eat carefully.




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