How to Marinade & Cook Fish

We have a nice selection of great marinades that would work well with your favorite fish.  Some cuts of a firmer fish could handle a bit of a spicier flavor. Try some of these cooking methods for a spicy fish dish.

Prepare your Fish:
Rinse off your fish and pat dry with a paper towel or clean cotton cloth. Pour some marinade into the bottom of a glass baking dish or marinating container and place your fish on top. Pour the remaining marinade on top of your fish and cover your container. Place container in the refrigerator. Depending on what variety of fish you are using, marinating should be 30 minutes to 1 hour. If you marinate your fish over 1 hour the acid will begin to break down the fish flesh and turn the flesh into mush.

Remove your container from the refrigerator and use tongs to lift your fish out of the marinade. You can cook your marinated fish several different ways.

You can spray your grill rack with non-stick cooking spray and lay your fish directly onto the hot rack or to preserve the outside layer, cover your grill rack with aluminum foil and lay your fish directly on top. Once it is done, place cooked fish on a clean plate or platter.

Baking/Roasting in Conventional Oven:
Place marinated fish into a glass baking dish and place the baking dish on the center rack of your preheated oven. You will want to bake your fish at 375 to 400 degrees so that the high heat seals in the flavors and gives your fish a nice crispy skin. Since you are baking it at a high temperature it is important to check on your fish often. Once it is done, place cooked fish on a clean plate or platter.

Another great way to bake it is in a foil pouch. This is a great method if you have some of the spicier marinade and cut vegetables.  You can steam and poach your fish and veggies right in the pouch and it will come out super flaky and delicious.  Lay the veggies on the foil first, place your fish on top and then just pour some of the marinade on and fold the top and sides closed.  Everything bakes together and minimal clean up.

Pan Fried:
Season your frying pan with a little bit of olive or vegetable oil and bring it up to a medium high temperature. Once your pan reaches temperature, use tongs to place your fish inside the pan. You will want to cook the first side for 3-8 minutes (depending on how thick your fish is) and then use your tongs to flip the fish over to finish cooking the other side. Try to avoid flipping the fish over and over as it will cause the fish to fall apart. Once it is done, remove from the pan and enjoy!


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