How to Cook Fish

There are several kinds of fishes classified depending on where they swim and what kinds of species they belong to. They can also be prepared in several ways. Some fish are eaten raw, particularly in Japanese cuisine, while some are cooked.

There are many ways to cook fish. However, no matter what method you use, make sure to clean the fish properly. Fish typically has an unpleasant odor and taste before it is cleaned. You will often need to remove its internal organs before you can cook or eat it. There can also be impurities in the water that the fish lived in, so it is doubly necessary to clean it before cooking for safety reasons.


Steps in Baking Fish


  1. Heat the oven to around 450º F.
  2. Apply a non-stick cooking spray on your baking sheet or dish.
  3. Place the fish on the baking dish.
  4. Put your desired seasoning on the fish. Remember not to put too many spices and seasoning as this would mask the fish’s true flavor.
  5. Bake the fish for 10 minutes. If the fish is thick, you may choose to bake it longer.


Steps in Pan Broiling Fish


  1. Spray the skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Heat the skillet using medium to high heat.
  3. Starting with one side, cook the fish for 4 to 5 minutes. Flip the fish over to its other side and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.


Steps in Microwaving Fish


  1. Spray a microwave-safe tray with non-stick cooking spray. Set the tray aside.
  2. Cut the fish in half.
  3. Arrange the pieces of fish on the dish. Make sure the thick pieces are near the edge of the dish. Do not put too much fish on the dish. Any remaining pieces can be cooked later.
  4. Microwave on high for around 5 to 10 minutes. The length of time will depend on the thickness of the fish.


Steps in Grilling Fish


  1. Heat your gas grill on high for 10 minutes.
  2. Apply a generous amount of oil on the grill grate.
  3. Put the fish on the grill rack.
  4. Grill each side of the fish for 4 to 6 minutes over medium heat.