Tips and Recipes
The ocean is a vast and mysterious place. It’s one of the few remaining places on Earth that we don’t know much about, which makes it all the more exciting to explore. But what do you do when you want to try some Florida’s Best Seafood at home? We will help guide your way through fish, shellfish, crustaceans, and other forms of sea life with tips for cooking them up at home!
The first thing you need to do is find out what kind of seafood you’re working with. You can either ask your fishmonger, or take a look at the Seafood Watch guide from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Once you know what you’re dealing with, it’s time to start cooking. Here are some tips:
-If you’re pan frying, make sure the pan is hot before adding oil. This will help prevent sticking and ensure that your seafood cooks evenly.
-Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of your cut, so always use a timer to avoid overcooking.
-Unless otherwise stated, most seafood should be cooked until it’s opaque and flaky.
-Some shellfish can be eaten raw, but most should be cooked first.
Now that you know the basics, it’s time to start cooking! Here are a few recipes to get you started:
Pan Fried Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce
-One pound of fish fillets (any type will do)
-Salt and pepper to taste
-One tablespoon of olive oil or butter
-One lemon, juiced
-Two tablespoons of melted butter
Directions: Season your fish fillets with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat up your pan over medium high heat and add in the oil or butter. When hot, place the fish in the pan and cook for about four minutes on the first side. Flip and cook for another two to three, depending on how thick your fillets are.
-Drizzle in some lemon juice while cooking
-Remove from heat when done
Serve with melted butter drizzled over top. This is a great recipe that goes well with almost any seafood!