The Fish Fillet Offers a Lot of Cooking Versatility

Mar 19, 2022

Whether sitting at the head of the table or looking to please a little one, anyone can prepare fish fillets as a tasty dinner option for the entire family. Along with their tastiness, people can prepare fish fillets multiple ways. Their thin quality makes it so people can broil, fry, bake, or grill the fish. Make sure to keep a watchful eye when preparing the fish. Anyone can burn a fillet if they take their eyes off of the fish for too long.

In preparation for the next family meal, consider some new and creative fish fillet recipes. Any level of experienced chef can follow these quick, step-by-step recipes. But before setting the table, make sure to know the quality of any ordered or bought seafood. Fish ought to smell clean and never too “fishy.”

Cajun Seasoned Beer Battered Fried Fish

Nothing says family dinner quite like fried fish fillets and a hint of cayenne pepper. Consider experimenting with several different recipes to discover what works best for your family. But make sure to also have easy access to milk, eggs, and beer. Even without the traditional recipe’s corn flour, anyone can substitute it for plain yellow cornmeal. Simply make sure to process it so that the cornmeal becomes flour-like. The recipe calls for:

  • 3 large eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 3 tbsps mustard
  • 2 tbsps salt
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of beer
  • 2 lbs fish fillets
  • Vegetable oil (meant for frying)
  • 2 tsps freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups yellow corn flour (fine)
  • 1 cup flower

Simply prep the batter, coat the fish and cook! 

Pan-Roasted Fish Fillets With Herb Butter

Date night would not be complete without pan-roasting some delicious fillets with a touch of herb butter. Make sure that the fish is fresh and safe to eat. If the fish has gone bad, it will develop an overpowering smell. Once ready, add to the fish some herbs and lemony brown butter. The simple cooking steps are:

  1. Dry the fillets thoroughly by patting with a paper towel. Once dry, add salt and pepper seasoning on each side of the fish.
  2. Use a cast-iron skillet or a heavy 10-inch nonstick. Place either over a high heat before adding oil once the pan is hot. Lay down the fillets, taking care to press down if it has skin. Pressing the fillet for approximately 20 seconds helps to avoid any skin from curling.
  3. Turn down the heat to a medium temperature. After the fish’s edges become caramelized and golden, flip the fillets and add butter and thyme. The basting time will take about 45 to 90 more seconds based on the fillet’s thickness. For some extra flavor, dish out the fillets with a lemon wedge and some chopped parsley.

Grilled Potato and Salmon Fillets

It is never too early to expand a young child’s palate. Select salmon, potatoes, and yellow bell peppers for the next family grilling night. Add some herbs and shallots to create a fun and easy foil-pack meal. For a meal of 4 servings, use the following recipe:

  1. Set the grill on a medium heat.
  2. Place thinly sliced potatoes on a sheet of foil. Cut a large piece of heavy duty foil or improvise by using a double layer of standard foil. Once placed on the foil, drizzle the potatoes with oil and water, then fold the foil.
  3. Set aside time to chop the parsley, dice the peppers, and mince the shallots. Once completed, use another sheet of foil and place the salmon on it. Fold it to make a second packet.
  4. Using a third and final piece of foil, put husked corn on it before folding it into a packet.
  5. Grill the foil packets for 15 minutes. Release the steam by gradually and mindfully peeling open the foil. Put the corn on first since it often takes longer to prepare than the fish or the potatoes. Once completed, enjoy the family-friendly dish with a salad on the side.

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