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Cooking Fish for That Perfect texture

Updated on October 26, 2010

Perfect Fish Texture

Getting the perfect texture and taste when cooking fish, is not always an easy task especially with smaller size fish such as rainbow trout, and crappie. If you bake or broil it in an oven, you can quickly overcook it. If you over cook fish, even a minute or two it make the meat come out very dry. There are several ways to solve this problem. One is if you are grilling fish, always place slices of moist fruit under the fish such as slices of orange, apple, or lemons. This will ensure that the fish are not getting as much direct heat and the juices from the fruits will help keep moisture in the fish meat. Another way to keep fish moist is to use a Bamboo Steamer as shown in the pictures. You can purchase Bamboo steamers at wall mart for around $10.00.

When you steam fish, it’s much more difficult to over cook, and the meat stays much more moist. There are many chefs that will steam fish until the meat is done, and then bake or broil it in an oven for just a minute or two to get the texture that comes with broiling or baking.

If you are camping out, and don’t have access to a steamer, you should wrap the fish in aluminum foil with slices of fruit for moisture, grill with the fish wrapped up until the meat is done, then remove the fish from the foil, and grill on open flame for just a minute or two for the grilled taste.

Experiment with different fruits such as pineapple slices, and even try using some veggies. I hope this helps you get that perfect fish taste from your catch.

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